Archive January 2013

Structural Survey to Manor house in Shepperton Middlesex TW17

The pick of today’s Structural Surveys was to this large Manor house in Shepperton. The property is undergoing major repairs to the external fabric and the client had concerns over some suspicious cracks above and below some of the windows, after a close inspection it was found that the property had suffered from Lintel failure to a number of the windows. Our repair scheme will include the installation of  deep bed helical masonry beams using the Twistfix system 450mm CD dryfix pinning ties will also be installed along with grout and resin injections to various areas, once all Structural Repairs are complete the brickwork will be repointed using a hydrologic lime mortar. To find out more about our services contact us Today.

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Structural Repair Middlesex

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Lintel Failure, Surveys

Wall Tie Replacement, Why You Should Always Use a Specialist

At Newman Building Solutions we carry out a large volume of wall tie surveys across London and the South coast to properties that have had a wall tie failure of the original wall ties, but ever increasingly we are receiving more and more inquiries for wall tie surveys after new remedial wall ties have been installed, and failed.

There are many different wall ties available on the market to diy’ers and untrained installers  who see the installation as simple as drilling a hole, tightening an expander or using a resin or mastic to fix the wall tie.

In principal installation is simple, specification of an appropriate tie is also fairly simple, but to do it correctly and install a lasting permanent solution isn’t if you are not experienced.

for instance here is a tie installed by a ‘reputable’ cavity wall insulation company who decided they would install wall ties to 9 retirement bungalows…..

Failed Wall Tie

The wall tie has smashed the brick in half losing all bearing within the brick and it was found to be fixed with a red flexible caulk type mastic. This is a prime example of remedial wall tie installation carried out by untrained persons who unfortunately have failed to restore the structural integrity.

Wall ties are a vital part of your structure and should only be installed by experienced contractors.

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Wall Ties

Bay Window Structural Repairs, Greenwich South East London

Works are underway on our latest Structural Repair project in Greenwich, South EastLondon. After completing our detailed structural survey our in house engineers designed a specification to restore the structural integrity of the bay window on this Victorian terrace property. Our specification included the installation of deep bed masonry helical beams, crack stitches and lateral restraint ties together with stone repairs to the window cills and deep bed repointing to large areas of the existing brick work combined with grout injection. All repairs will be covered by our genuine 10 year insurance backed warranty. For further details about this project contact us today.

Bay Window Repair

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Victorian Property Information