Newman’s work closely with many councils across London carrying out Structural Repairs including the design and installation of repairs using the comprehensive range of Twistfix remedial solutions.
We were called upon to investigate cracking to elderly residents bungalows which had shown signs of ground movement. Newman’s were asked to design a solution that would restrain further movement.
The councils own engineers had been monitoring the movement using crack pins and the property had been stable for a period of 12 months indicating that underpinning or piling in the first instance was not necessary.
Masonry Beams were installed which will distribute the loads across the existing masonry effectively creating lintels within the bed joint. Twistfix are the only helical bar distributor that have had BRE test results and using their test data we are able to design a suitable solution for all structural repair projects.
With local cracks repaired using crack stitches and grout injection combined with the bed joint reinforcement it is unlikely that cracking will occur unless there is substantial ground movement which will be remotely monitored.
The full case study will be coming soon, in the mean time if you have any cracks that require a structural survey be sure to contact London’s leading structural repair contractor today on 0333 444 0154
Newman’s were called upon by a home owner in East London who had discovered diagonal cracking and substantial rotation to the brick arch lintels to the rear of the property causing substantial concern.
With our Head office in Hammersmith, West London a surveyor was able to attend site on short notice to carry out a Structural Survey and diagnose the cause of cracking.
Lintel Failure was diagnosed after the replacement of the original load bearing timber frames which caused the lintel above the frame, supported mainly by the timber window, to drop.
In order to restore the masonry TwistfixBed Joint Reinforcement was installed to create masonry beams within the structure which distribute the structural loads across the masonry and create a reinforced beam alleviating the need for all the lintels to be rebuilt.
In very few instances it is not possible to save the lintel as the damage is to severe and a rebuild is the only option. Luckily for our client all of our technicians are time served in both traditional and modern methods of masonry repair.
Newman’s South West office based in Bristol has enjoyed rapid growth into the South West carrying out Structural Repairs and remedial works headed by regional manager Roger Witcombe.
Much of the South West is enjoying economical growth and house sales are on the rise with renovation’s being required Newman’s are receiving a high volume of inquiries in order to design and install structural repair program’s.
A new contract awarded today is a Wall Tie Replacement contract to a large Victorian built semi detached residential property that is currently under going a refurbishment. Whilst the builder was carrying out inspections and repairs to the render he noticed horizontal cracking that caused concern.
A survey was carried out and Wall Tie Failure was identified and a specification provided that would prevent any further Wall Tie Failure that would be backed with a 20 year insurance backed guarantee.
If you have any structural works that require attention be sure to contact your local office or email firstname.lastname@example.org