Archive June 2013

Crack Repair

Working for one of our main social housing contacts, Oxford City Council, Newman’s are currently carrying out a small project to reinforce the corners of a set of double story garages.

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Bed Joint Reinforcement

The structural repairs incorporate Twistfix bed joint reinforcement wrapped around the external corners where separation had occurred leaving cracks upto 10mm’s.

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Cracks have moved externally due to ground movement

Internally cracks have appeared on the rear walls due to some slight ground movement, again bed joint reinforcement is being utilised to restrain any further movement.

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Internal Cracks

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Current Projects, Social Housing

Newman’s and Twistfix help Oxfordshire Hospice with Structural Repairs

Newman’s and Twistfix are once again working together to Help diagnose and specify crack repairs to failed masonry, the management of this Oxfordshire hospice contacted Twistfix for help and advise regarding Helical Bars and masonry repair following advise from there Structural Engineer.

A large oak tree close the building was the likely cause of the cracking and movement and the tree was removed to help avoid further damage occurring.

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Structural Survey

Newman’s carried out a Structural Repair survey to the building and provided options of the best form of repairs depending on the outcome of the Crack monitoring.

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Crack Monitoring Shows No Ground Movement

The crack monitoring period of 12 months showed no further signs of ongoing movement and with the approval of the Structural Engineer a repair scheme was designed involving Helical masonry beams, crack stitches and grout injection.

It is essential that the hospice remains open at all times with minimum disruption, Newman’s structural technicians will use dust extraction and screening to all areas working closely with the hospice management and members of staff.

To find out more how Newman Building Solutions can help with your Structural Repair needs please get in touch- South West Office 0117 369 1410 South East Office 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Subsidence And Heave, Surveys

Structural Repair, Exeter

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.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

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.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

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.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

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.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

The Structural Repair works are carried out in just a matter of days including the installation of helical ties, re-plastering and re-pointing.

Bowing Wall
Bowing Wall

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.

Info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com South West 0117 369 1410 South East 0207 559 1410

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Crack Diagnosis, Current Projects, Social Housing, Surveys