Archive June 2013

Social Housing Repairs – How Newman’s Can Help

Social Housing

The decent homes scheme is still running and Newman Building Solutions work with many main contractors on window replacement schemes and External Wall Insulation contracts in order to repair masonry and allow the safe upgrade of properties.

Bed Joint Reinforcement
Bed Joint Reinforcement

Often with window replacement schemes it is discovered that lintels are defective and in some instances have even collapsed upon removal of windows. We carry out lintel surveys on behalf of the council or the main contractor and specify repair programmes that will not hold up the schedule and will restore the structural integrity of the brickwork saving time and money on costly lintel rebuilds.

Lintel Failure
Lintel Failure

Wall tie failure is another common structural defect within social housing  due to many properties being built within the 1930’s to 1960’s using iron fishtail ties which have corroded and failed or in some instances simply a lack of wall ties have been installed during the construction phase. Only specialist contractors like us should be used for wall tie replacement schemes.

Wall Tie Failure
Wall Tie Failure

Often these structural defects only come to light whilst other trades are on site requiring us to have a fast turnaround, we can normally attend site within 24 hours and will design a repair strategy on site using our in house surveyors.

If you are currently working on any social housing schemes that require our services please do not hesitate to contact us right away.

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