Chesterfield Canal - Overview

The team were working with the Chesterfield Canal Society and Derbyshire Countryside Services to manufacture and install one head gate and two tail gates. The head gates were 2 metres x 3 metres and weighed approximately 1 tonne a piece; the tail gates were 6 metres x 1.8 metres and weighed in at around 2 tonnes each. All were made from FSC® certified Ekki.

The project was made more challenging due to the presence of overhead power cables which necessitated extra precautions and the use of different equipment to that normally used. In all it took five days to fully install and commission the gates.