Huthwaite All Saints Church of England Primary School has used Kirkby in Ashfield based metal railings and gates manufacturer Alpha Rail to manufacture and install new perimeter railings and automated entrance gates.

Located on a busy main road, the school was keen to improve security and access. Suitable suppliers were contacted and Alpha Rail were chosen because of their past experience working on school projects.

In total over 100m of bow topped vertical bar metal railings have been manufactured and installed across the frontage of the school and around the side of the building. The railings were galvanized and Polyester Powder Coated RAL 6005 green and mounted on special cantilevered posts that allowed the new railings to project over the traditional stone wall without compromising its stability.  In addition, a 4 metre wide automated vehicle gate and a self-closing pedestrian gate were also installed. Both are fitted with a keypad controlled intercom to restrict access to authorised visitors.

Commenting, Craig Ford, one of the Governors of the School said, “We chose Alpha Rail because they had an excellent reputation, and because they were locally based. The work has been completed to a very high standard and they have been very helpful throughout the project, particularly when it became apparent that the traditional stone wall required re-laying and pointing following drainage problems on the site. They also worked well with other contractors involved in the works.”

Phil Ball, Alpha Rail’s Sales Director added, “When we get an enquiry we always respond quickly and as this was a local project we were able to conduct a site survey and quote very quickly. We are delighted that the school is pleased with the end result and more so that the railings have provided a safer playground area for the pupils.”

All Saints is a small and lively school with long established links with the local community in Huthwaite.  The school was founded in 1890 and has gone through many stages of modernisation.

The school provides a caring, purposeful and stimulating environment for children aged between four and seven and aims to ensure the children feel secure, learn to respect and value the needs of each other and work to achieve their full potential.

Alpha Rail Limited
Alpha House, Urban Road
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 8AP
01623 750 214
www.alpharail.co.uk