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Meet Murphy

Meet our new office mascot, Murphy, pictured hard at work! Murphy is the latest addition to the Davies family and we are delighted to have him join us in the office…when he behaves himself!

Monte Carlo Madness

Well…we made it! And not only did we make it to Monte Carlo without any breakdowns or punctures, our team won joint first prize for our car design! (The less said about the spanner award the better…!)

Alongside the amazing team in the Martha Trust support car, ‘Knapp To The Future’ were joined by ‘Baywatch Dads’, ‘The Good The Bad & The Ugly’, ‘Ghostbusters’, ‘Grans On The Run’, ‘Hawaii 3 Oh’ and the ‘Scooby Don’ts’. Our convoy of eccentric vehicles drew a lot of attention on our journey down to the French Riviera, particularly after the events of sabotage night!

Sadly, Monty & some of his fellow rally cars met an unfortunate end at the scrapyard, however, all was not lost as the proceeds have been put toward the total monies raised.

 

Avignon Pit Stop

Having a well deserved pit stop at the half way point with the other teams. We have had a smooth journey so far and hope this continues! Despite exceeding our fundraising target we hope to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause and there is still time to donate through the following link: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU All donations, large or small are greatly appreciated!

And We’re Off!

The ‘Knapp To The Future’ team at the start line early this morning, ready for the three day drive to Monaco – wish us luck!

Monty Hits The Road!

This weekend ‘Monty’ took to the road for the first time with our fundraising team where he showcased his brand-new look at the Whitstable car show. With a trade stand kindly donated by the shows organisers Classic Music and Motors and with the generosity of the public we managed to exceed our £3,000 minimum fundraising target! We will continue to raise funds and hope to generate as much sponsorship as possible for this worthwhile cause. If you would like to make a donation to our fundraising page, please follow this link: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU

Revealed: Monty’s New Look!

You may remember from our previous correspondence, we do have one important restriction our vehicle cannot cost any more than £200, inclusive of MOT and decoration…which has limited us somewhat!

Thanks to a lot of donations, and a few hoover attachments, we are pleased to reveal Monty’s brand-new look!

Marvel at Monty in all his splendour! Did we mention the £200 budget??

 

 

Knapp To The Future!

Our team have been busy preparing Monty for his upcoming ‘Monte Carlo Madness challenge in September and we can finally reveal our theme for our 2017 charity car rally…

In 2015 Bertie went to Barcelona, this summer Monty is going ‘Knapp to the Future’ along with Marty, Doc, Jennifer & Biff aka Geoff, Chris, Anna and Garry!

Stay tuned for more updates!

 

Monty Goes To Monte Carlo

When the Kia Motor Company unleashed the beast known as ‘The Pride’ on an unsuspecting world in March 1987, they had no shame in describing it as “By far the lowest priced of all its closest competitors”. I doubt they ever imagined in their wildest dreams that this statement would extend to us paying £200 for a fine 1997 model to transport four of the Knapp Hicks & Ellipta Ltd team to Monte Carlo in September!

We have great plans to transform Monty into full rally spec over the next month, thereby enabling him to unleash every one of his 72hp onto the French motorways. Stay tuned for further updates to see what the transformed Monty finally looks like…

With the incredible support from our clients, friends and colleagues we are inching closer to our fundraising target. If you would like to make a much appreciated donation to our event in support of The Martha Trust, please visit our fundraising page: http://bit.ly/2oTayWU

On behalf the KHP/Ellipta team & The Martha Trust, thank you all!

Geotechnical Investigations: Cone Penetration Testing

At Knapp Hicks and Partners, we provide our clients with the answers for their construction projects by carrying out thorough, well-planned site investigations. This often means we use tried and tested methods of investigation such as trial pits, boreholes and geotechnical laboratory testing. However, occasionally a different approach is required.

Over the past year, Knapp Hicks & Partners have undertaken a number of projects for our client, Chartway Group Ltd, employing Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) to confirm the geotechnical properties of deep fills to inform the design of house foundations at a site in North Kent.

We have more projects in the pipeline which will include using the full array of cone penetration testing methods.  An example of this is the use of a magnetometer incorporated in the cone to assess for potential unexploded World War 2 Ordnance in advance and to the sides of the CPT hole.

Watch this space for more developments and please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about how we can provide practical, useful and targeted assistance with your ground investigation requirements.

Knapp Hicks Is Airborne

Monitoring contamination remediation works at Waltham Abbey.

Carrying out a survey of a large landslip in North Kent, with restricted and difficult access. 3-D Surveying a landfill to assess the status of ad hoc remedial works carried out over several years. These are just some applications where Knapp Hicks have had the opportunity to utilise exciting new land surveying methods using drones.

However, drone use does come with a warning! Make sure you specify your requirements clearly and that you, or your specialist supplier, have the capability to process the large amounts of data which are acquired by these methods.  Knapp Hicks work closely and regularly with a number of trusted associates who understand our clients needs.  Please contact us if you have a project which might benefit from this approach.