Ronald McDonald Evelina House


Structural Renovations Waterproofing - Ronald McDonald Evelina House

Evelina House is a new build project being constructed by Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd in Lambeth, South London for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

There are 14 Ronald McDonald Houses across the UK, all located close to specialist children’s hospitals. They are open 365 days a year and are equipped with everything you would find in a family home. Families can get a good night’s sleep, prepare their own meals and feel at home, knowing that they’re only a moments away from their child.

Structural Renovations have been awarded the sub-contract for the installation of the Sika LPL warm roof system consisting of tapered insulation & liquid applied membranes offering a 20 year warranty.

The main roof, in excess of 600m², is now complete. Insulation & membranes to the two lower terraces will follow later in the year, one of which will have a green roof garden.

 

Shenington Control Tower


Shenington Control Tower

The airfield at Shenington near Banbury was completed in 1941, and called RAF Edgehill operating Vickers Wellingtons, Miles Martinets and Hawker Hurricanes and was also for the flight testing of the Gloster E28/39 jet in 1942.

After the war it became a storage depot. After a brief period as a Flying Training School, it finally closed as an RAF station in 1953.

Since then the control tower has fallen into disrepair as seen in the photograph until recently when planning permission was given to repair the building & convert into a habitable space.

Structural Renovations provided budget figure for the complete overhaul of the structure and were subsequently awarded the structural repair package. This  included concrete repair & resin injection to beams and soffits followed by application of a migrating corrosion inhibitor & fairing coat whilst maintaining the as cast finish of the 1940’s board finish.

Watch this space for a picture of the finished project!

 

 

Central Swimming Pool, Reading


Central Pool - Waterproofing

Structural Renovations have recently completed extensive waterproofing and refurbishment works at Central Swimming Pool in Reading. Working closely with KRP Consulting Engineers and Reading Borough Council, Structural Renovations have completed waterproofing of the tiled pool surrounds, waterproofing of the diving pool roof and concrete repairs within the undercroft.

The existing tiled surrounds had began to let water penetrate through causing damage to the concrete elements within the undercroft below. A solution was sought to provide a robust seamless coating to not only prevent the water ingress but also a non-slip surface and a finish that was aesthetically pleasing.  The pool was closed for two weeks before Christmas 2015 and a spray applied polyurea coating incorporating a high adhesion primer and non-slip beading was installed.

During the same shut down period the roof over the diving pool was waterproofed using Sikalastic 625, which is a reinforced waterproof seamless membrane. Concrete repairs were carried within the undercroft using the Sika MonoTop range.

The works were successfully completed within the two week programme to the satisfaction of the clients and end users.

 

Marlborough Gardens


Marlborough Gardens

We are currently completing the full external refurbishment of a 1960’s residential block in Surbiton, Surrey.

The existing asphalt roof has been over coated with a reinforced, seamless liquid applied roofing membrane and the cantilevered reinforced concrete balconies have been repaired using a cementitious, polymer modified system before being treated with a reinforced polyurethane membrane on the decks and pigmented, anti-carbonation coating to the soffits.

Other works include, refurbishing the communal electrics and plumbing, installing new uPVC facia to the perimeter of the block and three tank housings and upgrading the TV aerials to all the flats.

This contract demonstrates our capability of co-ordinating multiple trades, where the interface between various elements demands close monitoring of programming.

If you own, manage or live in a similar block of flats that you feel needs remedial work, or simply require advice and outline costings please contact our head office by telephone or email.

Imperial Works


Imperial Works

We are currently working  at Imperial Works in Kentish Town. The Gothic style brick structure is the former home to the Imperial Piano & Organ Company.

The warehouse has previously been converted to offices & is now being refurbished & upgraded.

We have installed new steel beams, Helifix Helibeams, as well as repairing & waterproofing window reveals using Flexcrete materials.

Heron Hall Academy, Enfield


Heron Hall

We have been carrying out extensive repairs to the concrete cills, heads and roof overhangs of the Broadbent Building & adjacent gym block at Heron Hall Academy. The buildings are on the site of the old Middlesex University with a number of other buildings being demolished, these two buildings have been retained & refurbished to preserve the 1950’s art deco facades & listed features.

Flexcrete products have been used for concrete repairs, surface profiling & anti-carbonation coatings, additionally Helifix products have been used to repair cracked brickwork.