News / Events

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

Target Provides Alternative Foundations for Walmer Castle



Walmer Castle dates back to the 15th century, originally constructed as a Tudor fortress by King Henry VIII between 1539-1540. The castle’s conservation woodlands are much older than the castle itself and span 8 acres.

As part of its plans to rejuvenate the walking routes around the historic pleasure grounds, and in particular the planted former chalk quarry called the Glen, English Heritage identified one pathway as being dangerous and on a steep slope. To address this, it was proposed to build a brand new staircase with limited impact on the surrounding area.

As this area is of historical importance, any work needed to be in accordance with strict guidelines for listed buildings and conservation areas. Specialists from Target Fixings were contacted to ensure that the method of work would be sympathetic to the surrounding conservation area before any work was carried out.

It was agreed that Target’s 100mm diameter Heli Pile® foundation system would be installed at 12 positions, including specially designed “top hats”, to create a series of level, concrete-free pads that provide a supporting base for the new staircase.

The Heli Pile was originally designed to offer a cost-effective solution for subsidence, particularly in areas where access is limited. Heli Pile has since been used in many varied applications, from crane davit supports for the Canal And River Trust to concrete-free foundations for modular classrooms. In particular, the Heli Pile was chosen because of its ability to be used in areas guarded by tree protection orders.

Each Heli Pile was installed by Target’s installation arm, Target Structural, using a hand-held pneumatic hammer driver, without any need for soil augering, resulting in very little muck away or special access provisions. After installation, each Heli Pile was proof tested in tension on-site in situ to achieve a 5 kN load. This testing procedure allowed the capacity of the pile to be proven on-site without a requirement for any heavy equipment - the compression capacity is at least 20% higher than the tensile capacity.

Edward Hall, director of Target, said: “It is a special privilege to be able to provide solutions for historic buildings and conservation areas, and also to have access to areas in these properties and grounds that generally remain secret. We are fortunate to have been involved with projects of this prestige for over 20 years, designing, supplying and installing solutions for difficult to solve challenges!”

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Target Structural has received a CITB Training Grant


Target Structural to train site operatives using the grant from CITB


Target Structural Ltd has been awarded funding from the CITB awarding body to progress training for its employees.

Earlier this month CITB approved funding of nearly £4,000 under their Skills and Training Fund initiative in order to enhance the skill set of employees within the construction industry.  The funding received will allow three members of staff to progress to an NVQ 6 (equivalent to a Bachelor Degree) in Construction Management, an NVQ 4 in Construction Supervision and the SSSTS Site Safety course, respectively.

Target Structural is committed to maintaining its high level of site safety and competency on site, and this grant enables Target Structural to achieve those goals. In addition, Target Structural will be able to restructure existing teams and increase capacity to support its franchisees and offer structural solutions throughout the UK.

Philip King of Target Structural said that the news was ‘very welcome’.  He went on to say ‘the unique nature of our products and their ability to repair existing damage and provide stable foundations with minimal disruption means that demand for our services has increased to a national level.  This funding will enable employees to satisfy current demand, create new opportunities and have the empowerment to seek further career progression.’

www.citb.co.uk

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Torquay      Date: 18 September 2019




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Headland Hotel on Wednesday, 18 September 2019. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

The Headland Hotel,
Daddyhole Road,
Torquay,
TQ1 2EF
Map

Friday, 1 March 2019

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Exeter      Date: 17 September 2019




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Exeter Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, 17 September 2019. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

Exeter Golf and Country Club with Wear Park Spa and Restaurant,
Topsham Road,
Exeter,
EX2 7AE
Map


Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Bournemouth      Date: 19 June 2019




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Orchid Hotel on Wednesday, 04 June 2019. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue


The Orchid Hotel,
34 Gervis Rd,
Bournemouth,
BH1 3DH
Map

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Winchester      Date: 07 June 2019




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the South Winchester Golf Club on Friday, 07 June 2019. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A
                                 Venue

South Winchester Golf Club,
Winchester,
SO22 5QX
Map

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Cheltenham      Date: 23 May 2019




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Pittville Pump Room on Thursday, 23 May 2019. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue


Pittville Pump Room,
E Approach Dr,
Cheltenham
GL52 3JE
Map