Port of Tilbury


Port of Tilbury

Structural Renovations have recently completed waterproofing works at the Port of Tilbury on the site of the Tilbury Green Power Project.

Powered by waste wood material, such as that from construction sites, the facility is expected to generate 300 Gwh of green electricity per year – enough to power more than 80,000 homes.

Structural Renovations were employed to apply Flexcrete waterproof materials within the storage pit of the wood chip storage building. Flexcrete Cemtitious Coating 851 has been applied to the junction of the concrete slab and walls to prevent future water ingress to ensure the stored materials remain dry.

 

Leatherhead Football Club


Leatherhead vs Bognor Regis Town, Ryman League Premier Division, Football, Fetcham Grove, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom - 19 Nov 2016

As a final news item for 2016 we thought we would concentrate on our off-site activities, as this year has seen us secure main sponsorship of Leatherhead Football Club. Founded in 1907, as Leatherhead Rose, ‘The Tanners’ play in the Ryman Premier League at Fetcham Grove.

Structural Renovations agreed terms in the close season with Club Chairman, Richard Brady and our Managing Director, Craig Farrand has since been invited on to the Club committee.

September saw former Premier League footballer, Jimmy Bullard appointed as First Team Manager, his initial foray in to the world of management and this has certainly created a positive and exciting atmosphere around the club.

Since undertaking our sponsorship, we have also been involved in the organisation of two fundraising events, raising money for our chosen charity, Princess Alice Hospice, in Esher.

We are very proud to be involved with The Tanners, a club that sits in the heart of the community and wish them every success for this and subsequent seasons.

The Beaux Arts Building


Following the successful completion of Phase 1, Structural Renovations Ltd have recently commenced work on the remaining 5 phases of external repair, decoration & window replacement to the grade II-listed Edwardian Beaux Arts Building in north London.

Originally built in 1909, the former Royal Mail administration building was transformed into an award-winning development of 180 luxury loft apartments and duplex penthouses.

The works require scaffolding to the whole building to provide access to carry out both concrete & brickwork repairs, protective coatings, window replacement and painting & decorating.

Further painting & decorating is being carried out to the penthouse buildings as well as application of liquid applied membranes to their roofs.

The works are planned to be completed during the summer of 2017.

Charterhouse School, Art Block


Charterhouse school Art Block

External concrete repairs and coatings have recently been completed by Structural Renovations at The Charterhouse School near Godalming.

The school was established in 1611 in London and moved to its current site in 1872. Since then buildings have been added, including the 2 storey Art Studio constructed in the 1970s, to accommodate the growing numbers of boarders

Following previous successful works to the swimming pool, budget figures were provided for the external concrete repairs and corrosion control to the Art Studio. Subsequently the contract was awarded for completion during the school holidays.

The ground floor concrete frame and soffit to the first floor cantilever slab were pressure washed and concrete repairs carried out using the Sika MonoTop repair mortars. Margel capsules were installed as a vapour phase inhibitor, followed by the application of a SikaGard water based elastomeric coating to provide a uniform protective coating.

 

Other works of a decorative nature were carried out to enhance the aesthetics of the completed works.

Hythe Imperial Hotel


Hythe Imperial Hotel

As part of the hotels major refurbishment Structural Renovations have been awarded the contract to undertake external repairs and waterproofing of the concrete surfaces.

This large imposing hotel overlooks the English Channel and the harsh coastal environment has been a major contributory factor to the defects identified.

Concrete repairs were carried out to the balcony edges and detailed cornicing using a hand-placed repair mortar, Sika MonoTop 615 primed with Sika MonoTop 610.

Failed coatings were removed from deck areas, such as balconies and a new liquid applied membrane was applied using Sikalastic 625 accompanied by a 20 year guarantee for the completed works. Existing movement joints were replaced with Sika Hyflex 250 Facade.

Additional phases are due to commence later this year.

 

 

Safestore, Acton


Safestore, Acton

Structural Renovations are currently working at Safestore’s Acton premises. The building is undergoing major refurbishment which includes adding a full height extension and over cladding of the full building envelope to bring the property into line with Safestore’s corporate identity.

The building is steel framed which has been encased in concrete with pre cast concrete window heads and cills. Structural Renovations are carrying out the removal of defective render and concrete and reinstating with mortars from the Sika MonoTop range, prior to the over cladding by a specialist sub-contractor.

To fall in line with the clients budget Structural Renovations are carrying out a visual and hammer survey in conjunction with the Principal Contractor, New World Builders and the Consulting Engineers, GGP Consult, to identify the extent of defective render and concrete on an elevation by elevation basis. A repair strategy is then proposed based on the findings prior to the works being carried out.

The works are accessed from scaffolding provided by the Principal Contractor, with exception to the front elevation where mobile elevated works platforms are to be utilised. Access here is limited and required to be maintained at all times to allow access to Freshway’s distribution yard at the far end of the site.

Safestore’s Acton site is the fourth Safestore building that Structural Renovations have been employed on, the other sites being Pentonville Road, Edgware and Battersea.