• Nash Peake Works,Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5BT England

2018 A Year for Diversification

First and foremost we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

The year 2018 will see the Company achieve its 69th year in business. Whilst predominantly being a leading name in the industrial chimney and steeplejack industry since 1949, the Company is now looking to diversify in to other sectors of the service industry which are closely linked to the services we have provided throughout our history.

 

Lightning Protection

Since its formation the Company has consistently carried out lightning protection work but in 2017 Rafferty’s recruited key employees to bolster this sector of our business, most notably, employing Steve Jacques who has 22 years’ experience in the industry. Steve gained his experience working for arguably the biggest Lightning Protection company in the UK and he has been tasked to head up our lightning protection services department. With the addition of Steve and several others, Rafferty’s can offer our clients a full comprehensive service whatever their requirements are in relation to lightning protection. For further information about our lightning protection services please feel free to contact us or have a browse the lightning protection services section on our website.

 

Specialist Access Services

Our vast experience and specialised methods of working at height on industrial chimneys can be adapted to almost any type of high level structure. We are now offering a multitude of services in high level inspection, maintenance and installation for industrial or commercial structures. To view our full range of services in this respect, please feel free to browse the specialist access services section on our website and contract us for any enquiries.

 

Our Objective

The key to the success of our Company during its 69 year history is repeat business and we have achieved this by providing our clients with a personal and quality service which is second to none. The Company has always been (and still is) a family run business and this ethos is engrained throughout the Company and will continue to apply to all services we are now proud to offer.

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ATLAS Launch Inspect & Protect Campaign

ATLAS, the UK’s governing body for the steeplejack & lightning protection industry, have launched an Inspect & Protect campaign to raise quality standards for the testing and inspection of lightning protection systems. This campaign has been implemented due to the increasing number of companies who are not qualified or competent to undertake this specialist work. You can read the full article here http://www.atlas.org.uk/inspect-protect.asp

As longstanding members of ATLAS, a client can have complete confidence when employing Rafferty’s for this specialist work.

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Aircraft Warning Light Installation, London

Rafferty’s have recently completed the installation of new aircraft warning lights on a 89m high steel chimney located directly opposite London City Airport.

Our team of steeplejacks are due to complete the installation of new aircraft warning lights on the sites other chimney over the upcoming weeks.

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Brick Chimney Demolition Complete

Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition

Rafferty’s have recently completed the demolition of a brick chimney for a valued client in the North West, UK.

 

The brick chimney stood 57m high above ground level and measured 7.4m in diameter at the base and 5m in diameter at the termination point, a colossal structure.

 

The bulk of the demolition was carried out by our hardworking team of steeplejacks in a piecemeal fashion, depositing all rubble down the inside of the chimney. Access was in the form of specialised modular frame scaffolding which was installed at the termination point of the chimney and is designed to be lowered in conjunction with the demolition. The bottom approximate 20m of the chimney was demolished using a high reach machine.

 

The contract was successfully completed without any safety incidents and ahead of schedule.

 

Our clients lead engineer for the project had this to say;

As always, I am very happy with the work that you and your guys have carried out, and a pleasure to have them on site.

Thanks once again to your senior team who work hard behind the scenes to make sure that all aspects of the job come together when they should, your company has demonstrated an exemplary work ethic on a job that has been very much in the spotlight.

Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
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Swadlincote Brick Chimney Repairs Complete

Rafferty Steeplejacks have successfully completed repair works to a 50m high brick chimney in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, UK.

The work carried out on the chimney was independently inspected and verified by the client and a structural engineer namely, John Turner (Engineering Consultants) Ltd, to which we achieved complete satisfaction from all parties involved.  John Turner had this to say on completion of the contract;

“Rafferty’s are to be congratulated on completion of the project safely and to good quality”

The work to the chimney consisted of the following;

– 150sqm of repointing

– Repairs to external cracks

– Replacement of damaged bricks

– Manufacture & replacement of defective retaining bands and vertical straps

– Manufacture and installation of new stainless steel capping plate

– Upgrade of Lightning Protection System

The following photographs show the chimney on completion of the works.

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Happy New Year

Rafferty Steeplejacks would like to wish their customers, suppliers and everyone associated with the company a happy and prosperous new year.  We look forward to working with you during our 68th year in business.

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Dominican Republic Contract Complete

Rafferty Steeplejacks have successfully completed another international contract in the form of repair works to a 50m high concrete chimney located in the Dominican Republic.

The 8 week contract, which began in August, involved;

– replacement of cast iron capping sections

– concrete repair works

– complete re-painting of the chimney

– internal plating repairs to steel flue inlets

The image to the left shows the chimney on successful completion of works.

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Royal Stoke University Hospital

Earlier in the year Rafferty Steeplejacks were awarded a contract by the NHS to dismantle the 52m high redundant multi flue steel chimney at Royal Stoke University Hospital.  Throughout our history the company has been responsible for drastically changing the local skyline and the successful completion of this contract saw the skyline of Stoke-on-Trent transformed once again.

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Swadlincote Brick Chimney Repairs

Rafferty Steeplejacks have been awarded a contract to carry out essential maintenance works to a 50m high brick chimney in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

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Royal South Hants Hospital Contract

Rafferty’s have successfully completed a six figure contract on a 42m high multi flue steel chimney for the NHS at Royal South Hants Hospital.

The project was carried out over a 10 week period by Rafferty’s own team of specialist steeplejacks and qualified welders. The work carried out included the following;

– Installation of all specialised access equipment and scaffolding required to carry out the works in a safe manner.

– Structural overplating works to the chimney’s 6 No. flange connections.

– Repairs to 5 No. internal liners.

– Installation of new liner drainage system.

– Manufacture & installation of new access hatch.

– Re-painting the full height of the chimney windshield.

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