Ian Williams has enjoyed a partnership with Trinity House for over 30 years, maintaining their lighthouses and shore-based stations. Trinity House is the UK’s largest-endowed maritime charity, the General Lighthouse Authority (GLA) for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar. Ian Williams regularly delivers renovation projects, the most recent being the re-painting of the Nash Point Lighthouse, based at the entrance to the Bristol Channel.
The project which used specialist paint materials specified by Trinity House to withstand the moisture and salt associated with costal conditions, took four weeks to complete.
Jonathon Coombs, Business Manager and Richard Preece, Contracts Manager explain more about the project: “The challenges of completing a historical maritime project such as Nash Point Lighthouse are complex. The weather on the coast is dramatically changeable. Even when the conditions in-land seem perfect for painting, moisture levels and winds on the coast are often very different. The wind is a particular issue as specialist rope access is required to undertake most of the work. The logistics, such as narrow lanes, farmland and livestock, are also a challenge and we are often without mobile phone service in the Nash Point’s remote location.
“Despite the challenges, it is an honour to work on projects like Nash Point. It is a popular tourist destination and wedding venue so it’s wonderful to think that this lighthouse will be a fresh-looking feature in people’s photos of their special day that they will treasure for years to come.”
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