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.

Structural Crack
Structural Crack

There are lots of Structural Repair companies and DIY kits available but as with all construction works some are good some are bad. We have on many occasions put works right due to failures caused by ineffective structural repairs. DIY kits are available from companies such as Twistfix, of whom we purchase all of our materials from. The kits are simple to use and when installed correctly with the appropriate advice very effective but should you use a DIY kit if you do not have the knowledge to know what you’re really up against?

Unless you are totally confident that you know why cracks have appeared and you have the tools and skill to install a repair kit yourself you should contact a structural repair contractor and one that look as though they specialise in the field of Structural Repairs as many don’t.

So you make contact with a Structural Repair contractor and take up a free survey. What should you expect from a competent Structural Repair contractor? Well you should expect to meet a surveyor who is time served and has the necessary industry qualifications and is willing to show them.

Structural Repair Survey
Structural Repair Survey

Once you have had the survey you should expect a fixed price quotation, confirmation of the cause of cracking and failure. You should also receive a specification of repair and detailed CAD drawings showing the necessary repairs.

Newman’s offer a range of technical data produced by the manufacturer Twistfix including their unique method statements and a copy of the BRE testing and load tables with Twistfix being the only manufacturer to have BRE testing carried out to helical repair products.

Typical Structural Repair Specification by Newman's
Typical Structural Repair Specification by Newman’s

As well as the above you should always use a company that offers a genuine insurance backed guarantees and ask for proof of current membership. We wouldn’t advise using a company that cannot offer this.

You should also ask for a portfolio of works to prove that the company has carried out structural repairs of this nature previously. Our portfolio is on our website on the Case Studies section.

Fortunately Newman’s are one of such companies who are dedicated to providing Structural Repair services to the highest standards and have rapidly become a market leader.

Newman Building Solutions can help to diagnose structural defects, cracking and movement by arranging a free Structural Survey, contact London and the south East’s leading structural repair specialists for Help, Advice and peace of mind Call 0207 559 1410 or Email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

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