Archive June 2013

Bay Window Restraint Completed

Newman’s were instructed by City Line Construction, who are a reputable general building company, who we have worked closely with carrying out Structural Repairs for previously.

Whilst City Line were carrying out refurbishment works to this property in Fulham, South West London they discovered severe live cracks to the bay window and Newman’s were asked to carry out a Structure Only Report  to diagnose the cause of cracking and to design a Bay Window Restraint specification.

Bay Window Repairs
Bay Window Repairs

Being Trusted Twistfix approved contractors we have access to their range of remedial products and were able to design a specification which would be approved by Twistfix in order to provide a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Bay Window Crack
Bay Window Crack

Bed Joint Reinforcement was installed to distribute structural loads along with Twistfix Patented 450mm CD pinning ties. Combined with areas of resin injection and reinforcement we were able to restrain any further movement and provide a lasting repair solution.

Completed Project
Completed Project

the full case study is available on our case studies section with more information and photographs.

If your bay window needs restraining or you have noticed cracks to the internal or external masonry or separation of the wall and skirting board be sure to contact your nearest office today on 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Case Study

Lintel Reinforcement

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
Lintel Failure

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 Twistfix Bed 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.

Lintel Reinforcement
Lintel Reinforcement

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.

Lintel Rebuild
Lintel Rebuild

The full case study with detailed pictures can be viewed on our case study section here.

If you have any structural repair issues be sure to contact your local office today.

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Case Study, Lintel Failure

Structural Repairs, South West

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.

Structural Survey
Structural Survey

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.

Wall Tie Replacement
Wall Tie Replacement

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 info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

 

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Current Projects, Wall Ties