Archive August 2013

Structural Repairs, What Should you expect from a competent contractor?

Structural Repairs, are not a common concern for many home owners and often most people tend to not know as much about the industry or the methods of Structural Repairs available.

Most have required the local builder, plumber or electrician to carry out some form of repairs, but when cracks appear and the words ‘structural damage’ ‘structural failure’ ‘could fall down’ are heard panic sets in.

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Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Crack Diagnosis

Parapet Wall Repairs

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Parapet Walls are a common feature of many Victorian and Georgian properties in London and Newman’s are often asked what their purpose is and why has mine fallen into a state of disrepair how do I fix it?

Parapet walls came into fashion in the early 18th century when the building act of 1707 was put into place and banned the use of timber projecting eaves in London as they posed a major fire risk so it became common practice to build a brick parapet that projected above the roof giving the building a flat roof look with a slated gable behind the parapet ring.

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

Masonry Reinforcement, & Concrete Repairs

Newman’s, being a reputable structural and concrete repair contractor have enjoyed continued growth across the South of England and are working with some of the largest construction and engineering companies around. With a reputation for high quality works that are all covered with genuine insurance backed guarantees it’s of no surprise that we are very busy!

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Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Current Projects, Surveys