Facilities

Facilities


Building

Gibbs operates out of a 28,000sqft production facility which can handle the biggest of jobs with our internal cranes and 16 tonne forklift on site we can manoeuvre some of the bigger elements of steel fabrication around the workshop with ease. We also handle smaller jobs too.

Manufacturing space inside is ideal with the inclement weather we experience so providing a dry and warmer working atmosphere this is beneficial to the staff doing the work. Good ventilation is maintained to provide clean air always with the welding conditions inside being monitored always by our Health & Safety systems.

The building also houses two additional areas as well as the workshop. We have an assembly / stores area where our finished stillage production pallets are finally assembled ready for despatch. The Paint and Shot Blasting Area is looked at in more detail in the next section.

Gibbs Steel Fabricators Mostyn Docks
Gibbs dry spray booth

Painting

Full Open Front and rearward bottom slot extraction, generally suitable for hand spraying at high application rates. Manufactured in galvanised pressed steel modular panels 2.22m x 1.11m, to give a smooth interior assembly. Working area: 2.22m high x 1.11m deep by 1.11m length increments.

Excess paint is collected on a water curtain and treated by a denaturiser. Air ventilation system is in place for the booth extracting harmful solvent fumes as required. We have trained and experienced spray painters on hand to give the expert finish to a painting job completed by Gibbs.

We can also provide galvanising and powder coating facilities from our extensive ISO Quality Approved Suppliers who we use to provide such services.

Shot Blasting

Our Shot Blasting facilities are a new addition to the portfolio of services we operate from our plant in the Port of Mostyn.
Removal of oil, dirt, lubrication greases, metal oxides, welding scale etc. is essential prior to the powder coating process as this can cause problems like uneven coating or problematic chemicals mixing in with the powder coat paint.

This blasting method of preparing the surface prior to coating is known as abrasive blasting or shot blasting. Blast media and blasting abrasives are used to provide surface texturing and preparation, etching, finishing, and degreasing. Shot blasting is a method used to clean, strengthen (peen) or polish metal and is typically done in a blast room. The blast area is a three part system; the containment structure, the abrasive blasting system and the dust collector. Most blast rooms will have a recycling system of some description. This can range from manually reclaiming the abrasive blast using a shovel to reclaiming floor systems that convey the abrasive into a cleaning device before ending back up in the blast pot.

Shot blasting will ensure that the steel is cleaned to bare white metal, SA2.5 / SA3, giving the best possible surface essential for the application of paint to the finished fabrication item.

Gibbs shot blasting facility