Sliding doors

Steelwork for a sliding door partition for a brand-new church building on the Isle of Skye is a new project for the team at AJ Engineering.

The company has been asked to supply steel beams and columns for the Portree Free Church which has been fundraising to construct a multi-function building.

Leading on the project is Andrew Fyvie who said: “This is an interesting project to be working on. The plan for the church is that it will have a large auditorium, but in order to make the best use of the space and to make it multi-functional, they want to install a sliding partition and we have fabricated steelwork as part of the project. The steel beam we have fabricated takes the load of the wall above to allow for the partition to open the full width of the building.

“Originally, we were also going to be installing the steelworks, but that changed. It turned into a supply only project and the client RK Joinery needed the steel six weeks earlier than planned. This happens and it was actually okay as everything was sitting at our Waterford depot ready go. Jobs do change and that is part and parcel of what we do at AJE. We are versatile and will always do our best to work with our customers and meet their needs.”

Andrew added: “The Church has been fundraising for a number of years and the project was stalled due to Covid and rising costs, but it is now well underway.”


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