Subscribe to newsletter

Submit Article

 



Editors Note: Marley Plumbing & Drainage provide:

  • Drainage systems

  • Drainage pipes

  • Waste pipes

  • Soil pipes

Home

Advertise Here

Request Quote

CPD Seminar

 

Advertise Job

Advertise Job

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Contact Building Design

Contact Building Design

e-mail Building Design

e-mail Building Design

 

- Building Design - Services & Construction Products Index

Request Information

Links Page

 


 

MARLEY PLUMBING & DRAINAGE - Roman Artefacts Protected From Flooding By Marley

Housing an excavated Roman army fort and living quarters, the Roman Vindolanda museum in Hexham, Northumberland is home to some of Britain’s most precious artefacts – including the earliest existing archive of written materials, the Vindolanda tablets. The museum is located at the bottom of an extremely steep hill and is at constant risk of flooding during severe weather. To combat this, Marley Plumbing and Drainage has supplied a sustainable drainage system that reduces and controls the flow of water.

Excavations have been taking place on the huge archaeological site since the 1970s and have uncovered a vast array of textiles, leather goods and intricate wooden, bronze and iron objects. The heavy clay soil and thick layers of turf prevent any oxygen from reaching the buried objects, preserving them in almost perfect condition. However, this compact protective layer also prevents rainwater from soaking into the hillside, meaning it can quickly build up into a damaging torrent that threatens the museum buildings.

As part of a wider programme of construction and refurbishment, David Evans of Border Construction installed a Marley attenuation system comprising Waterloc250 cells to stem the flow. He said: “I’ve worked with Marley’s products before and have always had a good experience using them, so it made sense that they would be our first port of call for solving the drainage problem.

“The museum is located in a very hilly area, which poses a real risk of flooding during heavy rain, and with a large extension being added to the building, it was more important than ever to protect the site. The advice and support we received from Marley helped us specify the most appropriate solution and we will definitely be using them again in the future.”

Waterloc250 is a modular storage cell for infiltration and attenuation purposes. Designed to store storm-water temporarily below ground and release it at a pre-determined rate, the system is quickly assembled by alternately rotating the interlocking cells 180°. This limits the peak flow of water, reducing the likelihood of flooding downstream.

Enabling maximum flexibility and with a storage volume of 96%, the size of the attenuation tank is critical to allow sufficient capacity to prevent flooding. Marley Technical Services offer a design service that can assist with the calculations for the correct amount of storage needed.

Patricia Birley, Director of The Roman Vindolanda Trust, said: “With so many precious artefacts housed in the building, flooding was a great concern to us and we are all very pleased and relieved that the attenuation tank from Marley is having such a marked effect.”


AET Underfloor air conditioning Air conditioning systems Heat exchangers News 140711

Belimo Air dampers Smoke dampers HVAC systems Control valves News 150711

Burlington Stone tiles Natural stone Slate tiles Stone paving News 110711

C and B Systems Grab rails Changing areas Hospital sinks Hospital taps News 130711

C and B Systems Grab rails Hospital taps Medical taps Anti ligature News 120711

C and B Systems Vanity units Storage lockers Bench seating Laminate lockers News 110711

C and B Systems Water filters Sanitary ware Thermostatic valves Grab rails News 150711

Cablofil Cable management Cable trays Cable baskets Wire trays News 130711

Crown Paints Crown paint Trade paint Gloss paint Matt paint News 130711

Dow Cavity wall insulation Floor insulation Under floor insulation News 120711

Eaton Power management Server shutdown Distribution boards Power distribution News 140711

Forticrete Roof tiles Cast stone products Concrete facing blocks News 130711

Gent Emergency lighting Fire detection systems Fire alarm systems News 130711

Green Glue Sound proofing Noise proofing Sound insulation Soundproof materials News 110711

Hochiki Emergency lighting Fire detection systems Fire detection equipment News 110711

Honeywell Heating controls HVAC systems Building controls Energy controls News 140711

JS Air Curtains Air curtains Industrial air curtains JS air curtains News 130711

Knauf AMF Suspended ceilings Ceiling tiles Commercial ceilings Acoustic ceilings News 150711

KNX Home automation Intelligent lighting Blind control Audio control News 110711

Lafarge Building materials Road cones Concrete materials Cement materials News 150711

Luvata Copper sheets External cladding Copper roofing Metal cladding News 150711

Margolis Office planning Office design Interior design Office furniture News 120711

Marley Eternit Wall cladding Roof cladding Roof tiles Clay tiles News 110711

Nuaire Domestic ventilation systems Heat recovery systems Ventilation systems News 150711

Portman Pocket Doors Door furniture Door latches Door systems Pocket doors News 130711

Powerwall Modular buildings External insulation Insulation products Building materials News 150711

Prysmian Fire resistant cable Armoured cable Telecom cable Electric cables News 150711

Redland Roof tiles Concrete tiles Slate tiles Roof slates News 110711

Roman Shower enclosures Shower trays Shower cubicles Bathroom cabinets News 110711

S and P Coil Products Radiant heating Heat pumps Cooling systems Radiant systems News 130711

Safety Letterbox Co Letter boxes Mail boxes Security letterboxes Letterbox security News 150711

Saint Gobain Isover insulation Roof insulation Floor insulation Insulation products News 130711

SAS International Ceiling systems Metal ceilings Architectural metalwork Chilled beams News 120711

Stertil Stokvis Roller doors Shutter doors Industrial doors Scissor lifts News 110711

Tadea Insulation products Sustainable homes Sustainable energy Renewable energy News 110711

Terasaki Energy management Circuit breakers Distribution equipment LV switchgear News 150711

Timberplay Play equipment Playground equipment Sand pits Water play News 130711

Vent-Axia Air conditioning systems Ventilation systems Heating and ventilation News 110711

Visqueen Building materials Building products Building supplies Damp proof News 110711

News Categories:
Drainage systems Drainage pipes Waste pipes Soil pipes

Arundel Jones Associates Ltd
Hill Farm Business Park, Linton Hill, Maidstone, Kent ME17 4AL
Tel : 01622 745333

news@buildingdesign.co.uk


See also:

| BuildingDesign Directory | BuildingDesign Tenders |

|BuildingDesign News Archives | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009

| BuildingDesign Recruitment | AJA Part Time Jobs Board |

© 2010 copyright all rights reserved Registered in England and Wales No. 07334149