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Shoring specialist Mabey Hire has supplied a range of struts and braces to a 5.8 m deep excavation in Bournville, Birmingham. Civils contractor Forkers specified three Super Shaft braces and three Super Bracing Struts to the 56.5 x 16 m pit, required for the installation of stormwater tanks for Severn Trent Water. 'Other shoring systems would have created obstructions within the excavation, but the equipment allowed clear, wide spans minimising interference inside the pit, ' said Mabey Hire's regional manager Alan Johnson.