Project case histories illustrating Benring's resin systems expertise

A diverse and, we hope, interesting selection of project case histories demonstrating our extensive experience of supplying and applying our own formulated resin based repair and protection systems. With a lifetime of experience and a wealth of knowledge Tony Grimes and his Benring operatives have worked on an incredible range of projects and provided resin-based solutions to many problems encountered within the building and construction industries, repair, conservation and restoration of buildings and fine artefacts.

Resin repair system donated to Gipsy Moth IV restoration

gipsy moth iv restorationThis tales stretches back to 1968, when I sold the original resorcinol adhesive to Camper and Nicholson, after Peter Nicholson had attended the series of lectures I had been invited to present at Southampton University on ”glues for boat building”. Peter was impressed with the ease of use of the adhesive in the work place and its meeting BS1204 for weather and boil proof adhesives; although no-one was going to boil a boat it did mean that these veneered craft would be fine/serviceable in any of the World’s oceans and waterways.

Everyone knows of Sir Francis Chichester’s exploits with Gipsy Moth, culminating in his being knighted on board by HM The Queen at Greenwich.

Years went by and GM lay quietly mouldering in her berth near the Cutty Sark: she appeared OK but in the bilges rot was attacking her keel area. When I learned of her planned restoration by Camper and Nicholson I had phoned Paul Gelder of the Yachting Monthly to offer to donate the same resin system for repairs as the one used in the original build. This was taken up and I took the adhesive down to Gosport to find that the same man whom I had met all those years ago was the one who would be in charge of repairing GM IV’s hull!

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