One of the most common problems facing councils and utility companies is finding a suitable and long lasting material to bird proof a structure. In most cases, bird netting is used, but this requires careful installation and ongoing maintenance to keep it up to scratch. This creates a huge problem in terms of budgets and time to do the maintenance and repairs, often needing expensive traffic management or road closures – money spent better elsewhere.
Forward thinking organisations are turning to other alternatives for bird proofing to standard bird netting and are starting to use weld mesh as a bird proofing method. At Rapid Environmental Services, we have worked with some of the major Facilities Management, Transport and Utility companies to develop several techniques so we can use weld mesh as a long lasting and cost effective option in lots of different situations.
The main advantages of proofing your structure, whether that is a bridge, building, tunnel or power plant, is that you do it once and thats it. If installed correctly, you will never have to think about it again. Also, it is fire proof, rust proof, vandal proof and permanent. From a return on investment viewpoint, it will pay for itself in a very short time period as there is no maintenance or repairs, so no road closures, night working and the like.
The design of the weld mesh system is critical. Depending on the structure, we would take into consideration all aspects of requirements today and in the future. In some cases, it may need to be removed and re-installed again due to say bridge maintenance, so our designers will devise the solution with these aspects in mind. Installation of weld mesh requires skilled teams and most installations are at high level so appropriate skills and expertise in the use of Mobile Access Equipment is required.
All Senior technicians and installers at Rapid are trained to CSCS safety standards for site work, PTS (Personal Track Safety) for working on railways and IPAF standards 3a, 3b and 1b so we can use a wide range of MEWP’s to ensure the installation can be done safely and without risk or delay.
We have also found that the weld mesh not only keeps out pigeons for ever, it genuinely adds to the overall look of the structure. It’s neat, tidy and is actually fairly discrete once it’s been installed.
Why not call Rapid Environmental Services now to see how a bird proofing solution using weld mesh can save you money and stop your pigeon problem for ever. Just imagine, no more bird poo everywhere to have cleaned up and no more trapped pigeons in badly installed or rotten bird nets – call now or email us for a free survey and quotation.. Our offices cover London, Birmingham, Reading, Cardiff and all major cities. Basically wherever there is a bird problem we can solve it.