Shop Applied Protective Coatings

The Tighe Group has 3 factories at which we can offer the full range of shot blasting and application of multi-coat painting systems. All factories have adequate laydown and storage areas to accommodate any major project. If required, these can be made available to our clients by prior arrangement. Our factories all have easy access to the motorway network.

Kelpies Project, Scotland
Kelpies Project, Scotland Arcelormittal Tower Olympic Park Blackfriars Station Wefco Ammonia Tank

Emirates Airlines Cable Car, London

The Factories

East Common Lane

This facility boasts an internal operational space of over 20,000 sq ft.  In addition to this we have external operational storage space of up to 35,000 sq ft.  The lifting capacity available at this factory includes 2 shop located cranes capable of lifting up to 15 tonne and a 40 tonne Goliath crane.  There are 2 manual blasting bays in addition to an automatic sectional blasting machine.

Arcelormittal Tower Olympic Park


This factory has an internal operational space of over 135,000 sq ft made up of 4 bays, and again offers an external storage space of 22,000 sq ft.  Cranage capacity in Bay 1 comprises 1 No 3 tonne, Bay 2 has 1 No 7.5 tonne, Bay 3 has 1 No 25 tonne and 1 No 10 tonne gantry crane, whilst Bay 4 has 1 No 10 tonne gantry crane.  These are complemented by adequate forklift support and a further crane may be added in the near future.  This factory has 2 blasting booths, the original one being 21m x 8m x 6m high and the 2013/2014 state of the art additional booth being 30m x 8m x 8m.


In addition to the above, both our East Common Lane and Foxhills factories have the capability of maintaining temperatures to ensure compliance with most specifications and any inclement weather.

Both facilities are supported by extensive mobile plant such as forklifts and side loaders, and have the additional benefit of our own articulated lorry and trailer.

The Shoal, Stratford


One of the largest off-site blasting and coating factories in the UK, this facility has 3 Goliath cranes with a singular lifting capacity of 25 tonnes and a combined lifting capacity of 55 tonnes, if required.  This location covers an area of 5.5 acres and has some 36,200 sq ft of main workshop area with ancillary buildings housing paint stores, offices and fitting shops.  The extensive yard areas also benefit from this cranage capacity as they can operate to both extremities of the property.

Our Processes

The Tighe Group has vast experience in the application of protective coatings and we have the ability to apply coatings using the following application methods:

  • Airless Spray
  • Thermal Application of Aluminium/Zinc
  • Conventional Spray
  • 2 Component Plural Feed
  • Brush/Roller
  • Trowel

Our services include:

  • Shot/Grit Blasting
  • Blasting of Stainless Steel/Aluminium (Non-Metallic Abrasive)
  • Thermal Metal Spraying
  • Application of Specialist/High Performance Coatings
  • Application of Intumescent Coatings
  • Application of Non-slip Floor/Deck Coatings

Quality Accreditation

Our team of experienced management and operative personnel are fully trained to industry standard.

Inspectors are trained to both NACE and ICorr levels and operatives are trained to ICATS Applicator, Blaster and Sprayer standards, which are a pre-requisite for such clients as Network Rail and the Highways Agency.

Our factories are accredited with the following environmental and quality management system standards:

  • ISO 9001:2008 and 19A National Highway Sector Scheme
  • ISO 14001:2004 Environment
  • OHSAS 18001 Health and Safety
  • Achilles UVDB Verify
  • Achilles RISQS

Jack Tighe Scunthorpe Ltd and Jack Tighe Coatings Ltd take Health, Safety and Environmental issues very seriously, and with our excellent record in these areas we are always seeking way to evolve with our surroundings and achieve sustainability.