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Structural Repairs, London

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Structural Repairs, London

Newman’s are a leading Structural Repair specialist serving London from our West London office in Hammersmith. Our Structural Repair services are often required by many Councils and Housing Associations in order to maintain their properties and reinforce masonry where cracking has occurred.

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Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Current Projects, Social Housing

Concrete and Masonry Repairs Oxford

Newman’s have once again been called upon by Oxford City Council to carry out Structural Surveys to a number of properties and structures.

concrete crack
concrete crack

This block of four garages is suffering from a large number of substantial cracks within the masonry due to movement of the concrete floor slab, the garages have been monitored for a period of 18 months and there has been no further on-going movement.

Masonry Repairs
Masonry Repairs

Newman’s have been asked to put together a structural repair scheme using the Twistfix Helical System, our design will include Twistfix  masonry beams and crack stitches as well as repairs to the concrete floor slab.

This large block of garages is also suffering from cracked brickwork and has also slipped off its DPC (damp proof course) due to no movement joints being present, Newman’s will again design a scheme to include Twistfix crack stitches and Twistfix retro fit movement joints, where the brickwork has slipped of the DPC localised areas will be rebuilt.

Crack Repairs
Crack Repairs

Finally this block of flats requires repairs to its balconies, our design will include the Weber concrete repair system and the Vulkem balcony repair system, all of the above projects will be available on the case study section of the website soon.

Crack Repairs
Crack Repairs

To find out how Newman Building Solutions can help with your Concrete and Masonry Repairs contact our head office on 0207 559 1410 or email info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com

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

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