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.
Parapet Walls are a common feature of many Victorian and Georgian properties in London and Newman’s are often asked what their purpose is and why has mine fallen into a state of disrepair how do I fix it?
Parapet walls came into fashion in the early 18th century when the building act of 1707 was put into place and banned the use of timber projecting eaves in London as they posed a major fire risk so it became common practice to build a brick parapet that projected above the roof giving the building a flat roof look with a slated gable behind the parapet ring.
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.