It was fascinating to finally see your product “in the flesh”.
As discussed, we are very interested in seeing see how the road performs between now and Christmas as we are likely to experience all four of the British weather seasons in this period.
If the Moulsford trial is as successful as you anticipate (and from what I saw, I have no reason to expect otherwise), the gains to Network Rail of a material that costs considerably less to install than a conventional haul road, and does not need to be carted away to tip at the conclusion of the works, and is ecologically friendly and fast.
I can see that you are likely to be very busy on Network Rail schemes after Moulsford.
Following your request we can confirm that we are generally impressed with the design solution and the practical attributes that the GEOBIND® product can bring to projects that we have been dealing with.
Obviously the product is suited to certain sites but this is not exhaustive to just site where very poor ground is noted as the enhancement of medium to well performing ground can also benefit from the introduction of this ground improvement technique. As it will two-fold provide a sound working platform and stability for any deeper excavations and will also provide an inherent formation for construction storage, logistics and pavement and building slab construction.
More importantly in these situations it will also significantly reduce the amount of material movement to and from the site which will reduce the impact on surrounding road infrastructure, certainly where roads are known for traffic congestion this is a major advantage. We believe the applicable credits under a project with a High Score Breeam Scheme would also demonstrate this as an advantageous approach.
It was these above credentials that were noted during the Abbey Wood retail park Construction and was then chosen as an applicable solution for the Basildon Market Place improvement scheme and the more recent Fossetts Farm Retail Park.
Regarding the installation of the GEOBIND® haul road and compound area at our site in Beeston; I would like to say the company installed a first class job, carried out professionally with no fuss and all completed in one day. The haul road and compound areas have been heavily trafficked since installation and are still in perfect working order. I would happily use the GEOBIND® system again on our other projects.
I would like to thank Geobind for all the work they did on the project at Crewkerne Embankment Slip earlier this year. The GEOBIND® product they used was excellent and was environmentally friendly to use. The work force they used and the works undertaken were achieved in an excellent manner and I would gladly recommend them again to any other company.
I would confirm that Pinnacle Consulting Engineers would have no hesitation in recommending the use of your GEOBIND® system.
Recently completed large retail sites in Wisbech and Bicester have performed as designed and the adoption of soil treatment for external works terrain modelling and the preparation of pavement formation delivered cost and programme benefits to each project.
Many thanks to you and your team, on the speedy and very well managed haul road you put in for us at Red Lane last week. We had a few challenges with the weather, but we were all very impressed how both Bam and your lads pulled together to work so well as a team.
It was a pleasure and we look forward to working with you guys again shortly.
We chose to try the GEOBIND® system to form a temporary satellite compound on the Shinfield Eastern Relief Road project. This has now been in daily use for around four months with no apparent problems.
Geobind was on site early April on the Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Project (EGIP) for Morgan Sindall to Soil Stabilise an area over 2600m² which included a haul road and a compound area. They completed their works on time which was six days less than what we allowed in our tender using traditional methods, enabling us start our project earlier. The product they left us has withstood all our site traffic movements including numerous tracked excavators tracking and turning on the surface. They are due back early August to reinstate the area to its original state.
From the service we have experienced so far, we would have no issues using Geobind on future projects and would strongly recommend that other projects within our business do consider them for their works.
Geobind has recently completed 2 soil stabilisation projects for the RG Group. These projects a new build store in Sudbury circa 200,000ft² site and an side extension store in Godalming. Both projects where completed to a high standard and in line with all agreements set out at pre-construction stage. The level of service given by the management team during design stage and through the construction period led to both projects being delivered ahead of time, allowing other trades to follow on.
The overall process and end product led to hugely significant programme and commercial benefits, we also considerably reduced the number of vehicle movements in and out of site, which was a huge plus due to the sites being located close to residential areas. The process further benefited by allowing follow on trades to be able to complete their works with greater efficiency. The overall end handover of both projects where to a high standard and the works Geobind undertook assisted in making this possible to our client.
I would not hesitate in working with Geobind in the future and would definitely engage them at the earliest opportunity so that their expert team are involved to assist in providing the best design solution possible.