Our civils team provide a range of groundworks, minor civil works and operational maintenance to local authorities, rail, construction, and utility companies throughout the UK.
We have the accreditations, equipment, training and know-how to act as a single point of contact for projects however large, or small.
Our civils team are dedicated to delivering all types of Groundworks and minor Civil Engineering works, from small-scale enabling and improvement works, to complete compound management.
Our multidisciplinary team also provide a wide range of rail-specific construction and minor civil work.
Maintaining the rail network is a 24/7 all year-round job, and Network Rail's operations and project teams rely on Coombes to inspect, maintain and repair infrastructure, including signal and location cabinets, tunnels, and bridges, to keep trains moving and people safe.
Britain's railway bridges were built in the Victorian era, and as such require routine inspections and maintenance. Our services include clearing vegetation to enable inspections, soot removal, brickwork and drainage repairs, and graffiti removal.
Arches are often lined to provide tenants with adequate conditions, but this conceals the structural elements and any possible defects. Our team remove the soffits and cladding temporarily so the asset can be examined. Once the inspection is complete the asset is restored to its original condition.
Train signalling equipment is gradually being moved to new, state-of-the-art operating centres. However, until the project is complete, existing lineside signals require routine maintenance to remain operational. We perform regular refurbishment and repairs, including component upgrades and replacements, as well as cleaning and painting.
Usually, steelwork remediation on gantries begins with the clearing of vegetation around stanchions so inspections can be performed. If required, we can carry out repairs such as replacing corroded decks, making sure access ladders are safe, and installing barriers.
In addition to complete refurbishment, installation and testing of new location cabinets, we can also repair or install trackside location platforms, or PV hardstandings with GRP rails.
From personal experience, we've learnt that old equipment is unreliable and inefficient. This is why we constantly upgrade and replace our own fleet of machines and equipment with the latest and best options available.
Not only does this ensure that the quality of our work is the best it can be, but they are also more efficient and produce less emissions, making them kinder on the environment.
Construction sites, railways and other transport infrastructure as well as other sites throughout the UK can rely on our expertise in constructing temporary and permanent site access.
From high-security perimeter protection to wildlife fencing and barriers, we can plan and install all types of fencing to suit your requirements. And because we’re experts in vegetation management, we can own the entire process, from planning and site clearance to procurement and installation.
As a company specialising in both arboriculture and ecology services, we take a careful but pragmatic approach to vegetation management. Our goal is to meet your practical and aesthetic needs while also enhancing your site’s biodiversity where possible. What’s more, we can do it on any scale: from small, ecologically sensitive sites to large-scale clearances on brownfield sites.
We not only own and operate a wide range of specialist plant, but also make our fleet available for hire in the U.K. Using our own FORS accredited transport and a team of competent and experienced operatives, we can support one-off emergency jobs or provide a full POS Management Service.
We are committed to helping our clients operate responsibly and in line with all relevant legislation. We’re proud to offer a range of services that support environmental and ecological sustainability.
I would rate Coombes as not only competent and professional when dealing with difficult sites efficiently, but also a company who are friendly to deal with, put a great deal of effort into getting the job done right, with safety at the core of their operation.