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Strood Waterfront stands the test of time

As part of the first phase in a £1 billion regeneration scheme of the Medway Towns in Kent, more than 300 metres of bespoke railings were installed along Strood Waterfront. Galvanized and powder coated by steel finishing specialist Joseph Ash Medway, the metal railings are still looking and performing as good as new some 15 years after the installation.

Appointed by main contractor W.S. Atkins on behalf of Medway Council, bespoke architectural metalwork specialists Claydon Architectural Metalwork (CAM) designed and installed a new railing system that would run alongside the redeveloped riverfront and around a play area in Watermill Gardens. Using the company’s patented tube crushing techniques, CAM produced attractive and secure decorative railings that would provide excellent edge protection.

”We designed and installed over 300 metres of railings on Strood Waterfront, all of which needed to be galvanized and powder coated. For this, we turned to the unrivalled quality and service of Joseph Ash Medway,” said Phil Pizey, Owner of Claydon Architectural Metalwork. ”Fifteen years later and the railings continue to look as good as new which shows why we use Joseph Ash Medway every time.”

Joseph Ash Medway applied its hot dip galvanizing techniques, followed by a matt blue powder coating finish to the new metalwork. Hot dip galvanizing provides a tough, long lasting finish which, when combined with powder coating, offers an aesthetic, colourful and durable coating that will last for many years.

Operating to stringent quality control processes and fully accredited to all the latest BS and ISO standards, the galvanizing process provides at least 25 years worth of corrosion protection often considerably more.

As the redevelopment of Medway Towns has taken shape in the last 15 years, the regeneration of Strood Waterfront and its extensive riverside railing system will continue to look its best thanks to Joseph Ash Medway.

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