Working with John Weaver Contractors on behalf of Cardiff City Council, Fordingbridge were delighted to be specified to provide the replacement canopy and walkway elements to the refurbishment of this busy crematorium.

With a strictly staged construction programme, so as to minimise disturbances on site, Fordingbridge erected 4 independent timber canopies and porte cocheres at varying locations in the premises. The walkways not only provide weather protection for mourners, but also funeral directors and operators, with the porte cocheres aiding in the respectful disembarkment of cadavers.

The staging of the works fell inline with internal refurbishment carried out by the contractor, enabling the council to continue to hold services in the adjacent chapel while work took place. The construction of the canopies took place at night, thereby reducing risk to the public with associated plant and always abated the noise risk during ceremonies.

“Fordingbridge were a pleasure to work with! Their management team were proactive in their approach and always willing to assist with logistical issues. Their design was detailed and within the deadlines set in order to meet the tight programme imposed as part of the contract. Once on site, their team was efficient, courteous and H&S conscious/compliant. In fact, they completed their sub-contract works ahead of time.”

Nathan Davies

Senior Contracts Manager, John Weaver Contractors

If you have been tasked with acquiring canopies as part of a refurbishment programme, please contact us today

Style: Barrel vault, monopitch & flat porte-cochere

Frame: Structural glulaminated timber

Colour: Stained light oak. Our timber structures are available in a variety of colours.

Roof: 16mm triple wall polycarbonate

Size: 10.6 x 15.8m, 5.9 x 16.5m, 3.9 x 12.7m & 3.9 x 15.3m



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