At Newman Building Solutions we utilise modern methods of masonry repair to restore bowing walls and lintel failure to name but a few structural defects.
Our specialist services were called upon by a building surveyor managing the refurbishment of a Victorian built 1890’s semi detached house in Croydon, South London.
After completing our survey it was discovered that there was extensive outward movement to the front and gable elevations and with the loft conversion in progress the additional stress to the masonry was sure to cause severe movement.
Over 30 Lateral restraint ties were used on the gable elevation alone into the first floor and the new loft floor to restrain the outward movement combined with bed joint reinforcement ensuring there would be no further outward movement.
With the bed joint reinforcement being installed front the front elevation wrapped around the gable and into the rear elevation the lintel failure was repaired and the bowing restrained.
Newman Building Solutions are IRATA accredited rope access trained allowing us to offer a very bespoke package to our clients.
We utilise this method of access where conventional access is either impracticable, due to site conditions or the extensive cost or time implications that traditional methods such as scaffolding or cradle erection impose.
Rope Access compliments our vast array of specialist services and are extremely useful when carrying out surveys to high rise structures.
We are currently carrying out concrete inspection surveys and repair to the largest building in Watford, which is a 14 storey tower block, on behalf of the YMCA. Our recent rope access projects include feasibility surveys in central London, Structural Survey and Repair to 3 tower blocks in Hackney, East London and a Bridge Inspection in West London.
With the councils budgets slashed cost effective solutions to structural inspections and repair solutions are required in order to upkeep the integrity of these streets in the sky. Newman Building Solutions carry out surveys and repairs such as concrete repair, wall tie replacement, movement joint installation, bed joint reinforcement, brick slip repair to name but a few.
If you have a high rise structure that is in need of a survey to assess the condition of the building or the building has been surveyed and is in need of repairs be sure to contact Newman Building Solutions.
The pick of today’s Structural Surveys was to this large Manor house in Shepperton. The property is undergoing major repairs to the external fabric and the client had concerns over some suspicious cracks above and below some of the windows, after a close inspection it was found that the property had suffered from Lintel failure to a number of the windows. Our repair scheme will include the installation of deep bed helical masonry beams using the Twistfix system 450mm CD dryfix pinning ties will also be installed along with grout and resin injections to various areas, once all Structural Repairs are complete the brickwork will be repointed using a hydrologic lime mortar. To find out more about our services contact us Today.