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Client salutes Remix barracks mortar supply project

Reading-based bricklaying contractor Roberts Brothers Construction has chosen Remix Dry Mortar to supply dry silo mortar to the Project Allenby/Connaught at Aldershot which includes the rebuilding of the St Omer Barracks within the town’s garrison.

Under main contractor Aspire Defence Capital Works - a joint venture between Carillion and KBR Roberts Brothers – the £5 million three-year contract still has twelve months to run. It involves constructing the masonry element of 41 buildings which will replace and expand existing accommodation units, workshops, administrative and other ancillary buildings.

The scheme has been designed by London-based architects Scott Brownrigg and the Remix technical department has worked closely with the design team to ensure the right mortar selection to complement the masonry units being used. Remix has supplied eight 35-tonne capacity mortar silos containing designation iii natural mortar to the requirements of BS EN 998-2, in accordance with the contract specification for mortar to four different locations on site. The mortar produced will cater for the 220,000 medium density, 100mm and 140mm concrete blocks and 1.2 million orange gilt Baggeridge bricks being used in construction.

Roberts Brothers managing director Gareth Roberts said “We have specified factory-produced dry silo mortar from Remix as we have a stringent specification for mortar to adhere to as well as an extremely tight timeframe within which to execute our works. The ability of Remix to provide a mortar with guaranteed mix proportions at the push of a button is a distinct advantage over other traditional methods of providing mortar on site and will enable us to deliver the requirements of our contract on time to specification and within budget.”

Further information or access to any photographs contact Mick Russell at Mick or call 020 7963 8000.

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