Helibars are a versatile product used in many applications to repair failed masonry without disrupting the brick work, and Newman’s have become a leading designer and installer of Helibar systems in London and the South East.
We work alongside a large number of commercial fit out contractors in London who often require our specialist Structural Services with a fast turn around and this project in central London was no different.
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 works closely with many councils across the South of England and have recently carried out a series of Structural Repair schemes to restore failed social housing under the decent homes scheme from our South West office in Bristol.
As part of the Structural Repair works we carried out a Structural repair Survey in order to diagnose the causes of cracking and movement and to design a suitable repair scheme that would restraint all Structural Movement.
The first phase of works are to 5 No 1940’s built properties built using cavity wall construction which were suffering from cracks at the junctions of the outside walls and the internal masonry partition walls.
In order to prevent any further movement we specified Twistfix Helical rods to be installed into the external bed joints, drilled into the internal masonry partition walls and then grouted into the masonry creating an L shaped tie resisting any further outward movement.
The Structural Repair works are carried out in just a matter of days including the installation of helical ties, re-plastering and re-pointing.
All the works are gauranteed by ourselves and also covered by a 10 year insurance back guarantee from Insured Guarantees Limited.
If you works on social housing schemes be sure to contact us today for all of your structural repair requirements.