Northgate School Bridgwater

Walking across what is left of the Brewery Field building contractor Kier is building the perimeter fence. Considering how much the school is costing and the visibility of this fence to the public the ratepayers might have expected  a reasonable standard of detail and workmanship. This appalling detail can be seen beside the pathway.

Brick Pier at Northgate School

The fence changes direction and instead of using special bricks  to close off the coping and manage how brick pier is turned we got the mess below; we did not even get a solid brick but a standard brick with holes.

What is this? No one watching?

Its bad enough that this should be built anywhere but in a town that was once one of the brick making centres of the country it is doubly so. It will either be broken or displaced by the smallest amount of thermal movement. It doesn’t even have the  the usual galvanised steel ties at the end. Where are the architects?

Copping detail with standard brick and no metal tie.


The pier and brickwork was fixed. The image above was what we started with and the image below showing the improved masonry.

Northgate School – Boundary Wall Rebuilt







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