We’ve had a busy 12 months at our Pennine works, travelling the length and breadth of the UK, from the south coast to the Isle of Skye, undertaking large scale installations, sensitive plant removals and the full spectrum of boiler repairs, servicing and maintenance. We’ve even been below stairs at Buckingham Palace.
In a move away from their more traditional work, McEwen Boilermakers recently completed the fabrication and installation of large riveted steel plate oven fascias in two of TV chef Jamie Oliver’s prestigious restaurants in London and Brighton.
While oven fascias are not exactly the kind of work you would expect a boilermaker to undertake, company director Alasdair McEwen explains how McEwen’s proved the perfect choice for the job: “We were contacted by Du Boulay Contracts Ltd, who were fitting out Jamie Oliver’s Italian restaurant in Brighton. They informed us that Jamie had requested a traditional riveted steel plate fascia for the wood burning pizza oven and wondered if it was something we could fabricate.
A problem resulting from the findings of a boiler inspection last autumn has brought a happy conclusion for the trustees of Bancroft Mill at Barnoldswick.
Bancroft Mill's Cornish BoilerDuring the Spring of 1997, boilermakers from H.A. McEwen (Boiler Repairs) Ltd replaced the entire bottom shell plates of Bancroft Mill’s 1912-built Cornish boiler. This resulted from the boiler inspector condemning the underside of the boiler shell and also requesting extensive specialist welding repairs (reclamation of wasted metal by welding) on the furnace tube. This work was undertaken at McEwen’s Farling Top Works in North Yorkshire. During the ensuing 14 years, since the boiler was reinstalled and returned to providing steam for the William Robert’s cross compound mill engine, the insurance inspector’s 12-monthly general examination of the boiler, and particularly the underside of the shell plates, had revealed no problems.
H.A. McEwen Boiler Repairs Ltd is currently celebrating 40 years of service to industry and the heritage movement – and under the new management of Alasdair McEwen, the company continues to produce fine examples of the boilermakers craft, both at its workshop in North Yorkshire and around the UK.
Crofton Pumping Station's Historic Lancashire BoilerCrofton Pumping Station, nr Malborough, Wiltshire came to McEwen’s in 2007 when their society’s insurance surveyor uncovered some severe waste to rivet heads in the combustion chamber of their Lancashire boiler.
We work throughout the UK and Ireland, carrying out industrial boiler and heritage steam boiler engineering contracts across a wide range of industries, including:
Breweries | Distilleries | Hospitals | The Food Industry | Chemical Plants | Textile Mills | Paper Industries | Government Facilities