Archive June 2013

Structural Repairs, Canterbury, Kent

We have once again been asked to carry out Structural Surveys in Canterbury, the two properties assessed today are suffering from very similar structural defects.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

This property has been affected by recent lateral movement due to the masonry having no connection with the floor joists and internal walls, an attempt had been made at some point to rectify the defect by installing traditional tie bars however up on further investigation the tie bars were found to be of little help with a very poor connection to the property.

The property was also showing signs of very early lintel failure which is caused when the external brickwork above the brick arch lintel cracks and the lintel drops.

image
We use modern and traditional methods

Newman’s structural repair surveyors work with both modern and traditional techniques to overcome building and structural defects. lateral restraint issues are repaired using Twistfix lateral restraint ties combined with Twistfix helical masonry beams.

Brick arch lintel failure can often be repaired without the need for costly rebuilding, once again Twistfix helical masonry beams combined with pinning ties and grout injection ensure all repairs are lasting. Making good using traditional materials and techniques ensuring a close to invisible repair.

To find out how we can help with your Structural defects contact out head office 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
Posted:
Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Lintel Failure, Surveys, Victorian Property Information, Wall Ties

The UK’s most, Thermally Efficient Wall Tie

Newman’s are proud to be a registered contractor for suppliers Twistfix who supply a broad range of products to the remedial industry as well as domestic home owners for a  problems such as structural, damp, weed infestation etc.

One of their latest products to the new build and structural repair industry is the Teplo Wall Tie.

Teplo Tie
Teplo Tie

The new wall tie is an additional tie supplementing their range of stainless steel helical ties but is built using basalt fibre composite.

The tie is stronger and lighter than stainless steel and 20 times more efficient making it an obvious choice when being used in retro fit upgrades when being carried out in conjunction with External Wall Insulation upgrades.

Author: Jon Newman
Posted:
Categories: Wall Ties

Structural Repairs,Working With Shop Fitting Contractors

Newman’s have been working with various shop fit out specialist carrying out Structural Repairs that are often unforeseen and have potential to delay that strict deadlines that these contractors must meet.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

Newman’s offer an unrivaled service across London and the South East for contracts of this type and in most cases a surveyor is on site with in 24 hours of initial contact to carry out a Structural Assessment in order to design and implement a Structural Repair strategy.

Once our surveyor had carried out a Structural Survey it was discovered that there was numerous causes of concern which were highlighted by some major cracking and bowing to the masonry. A Structural Repair program was designed introducing Twistfix Lateral Restraint Ties, Bed Joint Reinforcement and water repellent masonry facade protection.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

Lateral Restraint Ties were installed to the gable elevation were Bowing Masonry at floor joist level was apparent, Lintel Failure had also occurred and Bed Joint Reinforcement was used to create masonry beams without the need for costly rebuilds.

Lateral Restraint Ties
Lateral Restraint Ties

Water penetration to the front elevation had caused a failure to the pointing and spalling of the brick faces. Newman’s carry out deep bed re pointing and inject the masonry with Twistfix WHO-60 grout prior to re-pointing. The spalled bricks were repaired and tinted combined with Water Repellent facade cream which provides a breathable water resistant barrier the facade was saved.

 

The full case study and pictures will be live in our case studies section very soon.

Author: Jon Newman
Posted:
Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Current Projects