Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Client – St Andrews Harbour Trust

Contract – Supply of Heel and Mitre posts for Lock Gate, St Andrews Harbour

Timescales – Delivered as scheduled

Background – The Lock Gates at St Andrews Harbour needed to be replaced after flash flooding caused damage in 2012. The gates are vital to the harbour’s operation as they provide protection for vessels during Easterly storm surges and control the build-up of sand and silt that would render the harbour unusable.

Timber Requirements – Aitken and Howard won the tender to supply the following:

  • Greenheart heel posts and mitres supplied from stock

Value Added – Heel posts were machined to a semi-circular finish and Mitre posts were shaped and drilled to specification