Metrail Construction Ltd
With passion and expertise for innovative maintenance solutions Metrail Construction Ltd. is a leading infrastructure repair and maintenance business operating across the UK. The company is focused on cost-effective and innovative solutions for the repair and maintenance of structures on the UK road and rail networks, specifically concrete repairs including slab stabilisation, road rehabilitation, bridge deck waterproofing and the installation and replacement of bridge deck joints in line with CD357 and CD358 design manuals. The business was established in 2007 and has grown substantially under the leadership of Managing Director, Martyn Sherwood, who has over 20 years of experience in the sector. The company, which has its head office in Hailsham near Eastbourne and with regional offices in Yorkshire and Scotland, is a GCP approved contractor, licensed to apply, and install the complete range of GCP’s waterproofing and expansion joint products. GCP provide technical back-up and support when needed. Metrail are also a member of the Bridge Joint Association. As a specialist contractor, customers rely heavily on the Metrail capability to deliver work on time and on a budget so that the overall contract programme is maintained. Having a core team of experienced personnel on site and in the office is a key driver for success. Training and skills accreditation play an important role in the business to ensure safe working practices and quality workmanship. Martyn Sherwood is personally committed to ensuring the highest standards of Health and Safety. Leading contractors and joint ventures such as National Highways, Amey, City of London and Rochester Bridge Trust have relied on Metrails expertise in various repair and maintenance projects. Metrail has become the specialist contactor of choice for working on high profile structures such as Putney Bridge, Rochester Bridge and London Bridge where Metrail has waterproofed over 10,000 sq. metres of bridge deck and associated concrete repairs during the summer of 2020. With regards to slab stabilisation, Metrail recently introduced an innovative technique to the UK market based on proven technology for concrete slab stabilisation and lifting developed on the German autobahn network. The latest project is an extensive rehabilitation of the M180 highway, where Metrail completely stabilised a 5km section within 14 weeks using an innovative resin injection method to lift and stabilise the concrete slabs.
Bridge Deck Waterproofing
For bridge decks and other concrete service we rely on the GCP ELIMINATOR® waterproofing system, a cold, spray-applied solution that can outlast the life of the structure — reducing future maintenance and associated costs and traffic disruptions. We've developed special spray equipment and use a dual nozzle for an extra efficient application.
Metrail can supply and install multiple types of bridge expansion joints (or movement joints) for the construction and maintenance of bridges, viaducts and other moving road elements and infrastructure assets. Expansion joints enable continuous traffic between two structures and control structural movements that arise from creep and shrinkage effects, temperature variations or deformations under live load. The effectiveness of bridge expansion joints therefore has a direct impact on the life expectancy of a bridge.
Concrete repairs are essential to most of our maintenance projects. Metrail is an experienced specialist for concrete repair and refurbishment services for infrastructures. From highways, bridges to rail roads – Metrail has the knowledge and skills to get your infrastructure back up and running as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Metrail: M180 Concrete Road Refurbishment (Innovative Resin Injection Technology)
Metrail Construction Ltd refurbished the M180 highways (between Junction 1 and 3) back to Class A using an innovative resin injection technology with a two-component silicate resin by Minova.
Metrail: Thurrock Road Stabilisation
In March 2023 Metrail Construction completed a trial to stabilise a heavily trafficked section of asphalt pavement carriageway on the A1014 in Thurrock in East London using an innovative resin injection method.