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The Department for Transport, and both the Scottish and Welsh Governments through their respective Transport Departments as well as the Department for Regional Development in Northern Ireland all recognise the Manual of Contract Documents for Highway Works (MCHW). These important documents have been prepared for trunk roads and motorways, first published in 1992 they consist of several parts which include the administrative procedures for its use, the Specification for Highway Works and its corresponding Method of Measurement.

highway_bThe Manual incorporates the requirements of current legislation which are mandatory for all Public Procurement Bodies.

Ransfords are one of just a few companies who are able to offer pressure impregnated timber Fencing, Stiles, Gates and factory built Environmental Noise Barriers compliant with the exacting standards for ‘highway works’ specified in drawings HCD; H1 to H48 and NC2504.

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At Ransfords the strict selection of timber species and control of moisture content prior to pressure impregnation of preservative are combined with adherence to BS3470, BS 1722 (where applicable), Series 300-quality and Series 311- preservation.

These procedures are all underpinned by accreditation to National Highways Sector Scheme 4 and the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System and in turn audited by BM TRADA.

Volume 1 Specification for Highway Works Volume 1 contains the requirements and approvals procedures for work, goods or materials used in the construction, improvement or maintenance of the Trunk Road network.

Volume 2 Notes for Guidance on the Specification for Highway Works Volume 2 gives advice and guidance in the implementation of the specifications given in Volume 1, as well as examples of tables and appendices necessary for the contract.

Volume 3 Highway Construction Details Volume 3 contains drawings to be used in the preparation of contracts for the construction, improvement and maintenance of the Trunk Road network.

If you require timber for ‘highway works ‘ as specified in these Volumes 1, 2 or 3 please call our Sales Team on 01588 638331 or e-mail Ransfords now for a quotation.