Social Housing

Newman Building Solutions – Case Studies relating to social housing.

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

Crack Repair

Working for one of our main social housing contacts, Oxford City Council, Newman’s are currently carrying out a small project to reinforce the corners of a set of double story garages.

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Bed Joint Reinforcement

The structural repairs incorporate Twistfix bed joint reinforcement wrapped around the external corners where separation had occurred leaving cracks upto 10mm’s.

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Cracks have moved externally due to ground movement

Internally cracks have appeared on the rear walls due to some slight ground movement, again bed joint reinforcement is being utilised to restrain any further movement.

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Internal Cracks

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

Structural Repair, Exeter

Newman’s works closely with many councils across the South of England and have recently carried out a series of Structural Repair schemes to restore failed social housing under the decent homes scheme from our South West office in Bristol.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

As part of the Structural Repair works we carried out a Structural repair Survey in order to diagnose the causes of cracking and movement and to design a suitable repair scheme that would restraint all Structural Movement.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

The first phase of works are to 5 No 1940’s built properties built using cavity wall construction which were suffering from cracks at the junctions of the outside walls and the internal masonry partition walls.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

In order to prevent any further movement we specified Twistfix Helical rods to be installed into the external bed joints, drilled into the internal masonry partition walls and then grouted into the masonry creating an L shaped tie resisting any further outward movement.

Structural Repairs
Structural Repairs

The Structural Repair works are carried out in just a matter of days including the installation of helical ties, re-plastering and re-pointing.

Bowing Wall
Bowing Wall

All the works are gauranteed by ourselves and also covered by a 10 year insurance back guarantee from Insured Guarantees Limited.

If you works on social housing schemes be sure to contact us today for all of your structural repair requirements.

Info@newmanbuildingsolutions.com South West 0117 369 1410 South East 0207 559 1410

Author: Jon Newman
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Categories: Bowing Walls, Building and Structural Repairs, Crack Diagnosis, Current Projects, Social Housing, Surveys