Structural Repairs, London
Structural Repairs, London
Newman’s are a leading Structural Repair specialist serving London from our West London office in Hammersmith. Our Structural Repair services are often required by many Councils and Housing Associations in order to maintain their properties and reinforce masonry where cracking has occurred.
Structural Repairs is the phrase commonly used by engineers and surveyors implying the buildings structure is in requirement of reinforcement to remediate issues that has caused the building to crack.
There are many Structural Repair contractors out there that offer a vast range of services so why use Newman Building Solutions?
The staff at Newman’s have been involved with the field of Structural Repairs for many years and both directors are time served Structural Repair technicians who have passed their knowledge through the company through continued training both on site for our installers and office based training for our designers and surveyors.
With our recognised industry accreditations and NVQ training our reputation has rapidly grown and we have therefore become an industry recognised specialist who are able to design and install suitable repair strategies to almost any structure suffering from cracking.
This particular property had suffered from extensive ground movement due to the clay subsoil shrinking, causing foundation movement which lead to altering load paths necessitating the need for Structural Repairs.
Cracking was evident within the render at both ground level and first floor level particularly at window openings which is the weakest part of any brick façade. The cracking was caused by the ground movement but the ground movement also caused the lintels to fail.
Structural Repair product supplier, Twistfix, supply a range of bed joint reinforcement products which enable us to repair the structural integrity of the masonry without the requirement for sub structure works such as underpinning or piling as the movement was monitored for a period of 12 months and the results proved the movement was no longer continuous.
The Structural Repair scheme involved hacking off render slots to enable us to ensure the bed joint reinforcement was installed into the brickwork and not just into the render. You will notice many Structural Repair companies will cut into the render and reinforcement the render but not the brickwork!
With the brickwork exposed the Structural Repair scheme designed by ourselves and approved by Twistfix required helical bars to be installed in pairs in order to create ‘Helibeams’ which effectively tie the cracked masonry as well as distribute the altered structural loads across the masonry preventing further cracking and reinforcing the masonry.
This method of Structural Repair ensures that if further ground movement occurs the masonry will resist the movement providing a long lasting structural solution which was guaranteed for a period of 10 years by one of the only genuine insurance backed guarantees on the market.
Newman’s can help to diagnose structural defect, cracking and movement by arranging a free Structural Survey, contact London and the South East leading structural repair specialists for Help, advise and peace of mind Call 0333 444 0154 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org