Horizon Specialist Contracting - Sustainable Procurement

Horizon Specialist Contracting - Sustainable Procurement

Horizon Specialist Contracting Ltd is a leading ‘Height Technologist’ company, specialising in all aspects of work at height.  Responsible Solutions started working with Horizon SC Ltd in 2009 when we helped them implement an Environmental Management System ...

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Horizon undertake works abroad

Horizon undertake works abroad

   A team of engineers from Horizon Specialist Contracting's Steeplejack division have recently travelled overseas to complete a range of repair works to the chimney, horizontal flues and GSC units located at a large power station. This contract started in ...

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Grade One Listed building Inspections and Remedial Works

Grade One Listed building Inspections and Remedial Works

Horizon Specialist Contracting recently completed Lightning Protection works at a prominent Grade One Listed building located in the heart of Nottingham. The Elizabethan country house was built between 1580 and 1588, and is believed to have been designed by the architect, R ...

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Internal Protection against Lightning Strikes

Internal Protection against Lightning Strikes

Horizon Specialist Contracting were recently appointed to carry out the installation of surge protection devices for a large housing assoication in London. Partnered with our surge and transient overvoltage protection provider we produced a complete turnkey solution ...

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Freestanding Guardrail Installation

Freestanding Guardrail Installation

Horizon Specialist Contracting were initially called upon to repair a high level wire rope edge protection system. However, it became apparent during our first visit to site that the masonry parapet wall condition was no longer suitable to install anchors and supp ...

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Lightning Protection Reinstatement Works

Lightning Protection Reinstatement Works

Horizon Specialist Contracting are currently undertaking Lightning Protection Reinstatement/Upgrade works to a block of flats in London, prior to a complete refurbishment of the old building.  The Lightning Protection system is being upgraded from BS 6651 to th ...

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Chimney Inspections and CCTV Surveys

Chimney Inspections and CCTV Surveys

Horizon's steeplejack division were recently contracted to complete the chimney inspection and CCTV survey to the internal flues to the main boilerhouse chimney, which was located in the South East of England. The inspection of the chimney and associated CCTV surveys we ...

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Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Installation

Early Streamer Emission (ESE) Installation

Horizon were recently commissioned to deliver a lightning protection installation at one of the UK's leading boarding schools, located in the midlands. It was reported that two of the boarding houses at the school had been struck by lightning on numerous occasions in th ...

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Height Safety Equipment Installation

Height Safety Equipment Installation

Horizon were recently commissioned to deliver a project involving the installation and provision of Height Safety Equipment to a warehouse roof at a renowned manufacturing plant in the UK. This permanent fall protection solution incorporating guardrail systems, skylight cov ...

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External Concrete Repairs

External Concrete Repairs

Horizon were called upon to undertake concrete repairs at a multi-storey hotel chain in the UK. Concrete spalls had fallen off the edge of a 9th floor level balcony panel, as a result the client had cordoned off the area in the interests of safety to the public an ...

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Emergency Call Out

Emergency Call Out

Horizon received an emergency request over the Christmas period, following the recent extreme weather conditions which had caused wind damage to the cladding on a hangar at an active RAF station in the UK. Due to the nature of the works required, a quick response was par ...

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Steel Multi-flue Chimney Inspections & Repairs

Steel Multi-flue Chimney Inspections & Repairs

Horizon recently completed the inspections and repairs of two 25 metre steel multi-flue chimneys, at a site in the South West of the UK. The initial inspection revealed varying degrees of defect, for instance one of the flue arms was discharging effluent produc ...

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Historic Bottle Kiln Works

Historic Bottle Kiln Works

Horizon was called in by the operators of this disused historic Bottle Kiln to offer a solution to ‘temporary job’ undertaken by others in order to weather seal the Kiln. Previously the open top kiln had been covered over by plastic sheeting in order to help ...

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Multi-flue Remedial Works

Multi-flue Remedial Works

Horizon were awarded the contract to undertake works to a 33.5 metre high multi-flue chimney, located in the UK.  The aims of the project were to undertake remedial works that had been identified at subsequent inspections, in order to ensure that the chimney wa ...

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Vertical Fall Arrest Systems

Vertical Fall Arrest Systems

Horizon won the tender to undertake the Installation of Vertical Fall Arrest Systems at various pumping stations and reservoir's in Kent.  This project involved the installation of SOLL Glideloc Vertical Fall Arrest Systems to comply fully with SOLL Glideloc ins ...

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Lightning Protection Installation Nottingham

Lightning Protection Installation Nottingham

Horizon are currently involved in the refurbishment of three 15-storey residential blocks in Nottingham, with the project nearing its final stages of completion.  The high-rise block of flats are a renowned land mark of Nottingham, having originally been built in 19 ...

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Chimney Inspections

Chimney Inspections

Chimney inspections carried out via MEWPS and Crane.  Horizon Specialist Contracting won the tender to undertake external and internal inspections of 3No. stainless steel ‘Europa’ exhaust stacks, Four No. mild steel chimneys and 1No. square section vent ...

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Lightning Protection Installation

Lightning Protection Installation

Horizon recently removed an old and inadequate lightning conductor system from a church and replaced it with a new and up to standard system in line with BS EN 62305;2011 The old single bare copper down conductor had oxidised over the years and was not pleasing to look a ...

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BS 8903 Sustainable Procurement

BS 8903 Sustainable Procurement

Horizon has been involved in a BSI Case Study for BS 8903 Sustainable Procurement during 2012. We were invited to take part by BSI as an example of an SME in relation to the benefits of sustainable procurement. This unique opportunity to work with BSI also provided a way ...

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Listed Chimney Remedial Works

Listed Chimney Remedial Works

Horizon recently completed a number of remedial works to a redundant 117 year old freestanding octagonal brick chimney, which rises 51 metres from ground level and terminates with a brick and cast-iron corbelled flare at the summit.   The chimney is a grade two liste ...

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Lightning Protection System Design

Lightning Protection System Design

Radcliffe Camera, whose dome gathers the surrounding spires and towers together like a hen and her chicks, was built in 1737-1749 from the munificence of Dr. John Radcliffe. The Radcliffe Camera was designed as a library, and still serves that purpose. Its architect was ...

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Bespoke Catenary System

Bespoke Catenary System

Due to the height and shape of the main platform shed at St. Pancras Station it presented engineers with a major problem when considering how the roof membrane and ancillary walkways etc. could be safely dismantled. Horizon were able to plan-in a catenary system capable of ...

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