Case Study

Masonry Beams Installed for Southawk Council

Newman’s work closely with many councils across London carrying out Structural Repairs including the design and installation of repairs using the comprehensive range of Twistfix remedial solutions.

We were called upon to investigate cracking to elderly residents bungalows which had shown signs of ground movement. Newman’s were asked to design a solution that would restrain further movement.

Subsidence
Subsidence

The councils own engineers had been monitoring the movement using crack pins and the property had been stable for a period of 12 months indicating that underpinning or piling in the first instance was not necessary.

Masonry Beams were installed which will distribute the loads across the existing masonry effectively creating lintels within the bed joint. Twistfix are the only helical bar distributor that have had BRE test results and using their test data we are able to design a suitable solution for all structural repair projects.

Masonry Beams & Stitches
Masonry Beams & Stitches

With local cracks repaired using crack stitches and grout injection combined with the bed joint reinforcement it is unlikely that cracking will occur unless there is substantial ground movement which will be remotely monitored.

The full case study will be coming soon, in the mean time if you have any cracks that require a structural  survey be sure to contact London’s leading structural repair contractor today on 0207 559 1410

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Case Study, Social Housing

Bay Window Restraint Completed

Newman’s were instructed by City Line Construction, who are a reputable general building company, who we have worked closely with carrying out Structural Repairs for previously.

Whilst City Line were carrying out refurbishment works to this property in Fulham, South West London they discovered severe live cracks to the bay window and Newman’s were asked to carry out a Structure Only Report  to diagnose the cause of cracking and to design a Bay Window Restraint specification.

Bay Window Repairs
Bay Window Repairs

Being Trusted Twistfix approved contractors we have access to their range of remedial products and were able to design a specification which would be approved by Twistfix in order to provide a 10 year insurance backed guarantee.

Bay Window Crack
Bay Window Crack

Bed Joint Reinforcement was installed to distribute structural loads along with Twistfix Patented 450mm CD pinning ties. Combined with areas of resin injection and reinforcement we were able to restrain any further movement and provide a lasting repair solution.

Completed Project
Completed Project

the full case study is available on our case studies section with more information and photographs.

If your bay window needs restraining or you have noticed cracks to the internal or external masonry or separation of the wall and skirting board be sure to contact your nearest office today on 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Building and Structural Repairs, Case Study