Five Villages House
Structural Renovations Limited have completed works to a development specifically designed for Independent Living, in the small village of Icklesham, East Sussex.
Five Villages House was constructed in two separate phases; Phase 1 – 1979 and Phase 2 – 1989, both being opened by the Bishop of Lewes, with the ethos of allowing the over 60s to maintain their independence, whilst living in a safe and friendly environment, with communal hubs to socialise.
Our works concentrated on the reinforced cantilevered balconies on both Phases, which although maintained periodically over the years, now required specialist treatment. Sika Limited, who we are approved by, developed a specification to repair any defective concrete, including the installation of corrosion management capsules, which migrate to the mild steel reinforcement, to pacify any ongoing corrosion that could lead to future spalling. The undersides of the balconies were thoroughly cleaned and treated with an anti-carbonation coating, to further assist in extending the life of the concrete.
The balcony decks and faces were waterproofed with a 3 coat polyurethane coating, incorporating a natural quartz grit for slip resistance.
All works were regularly inspected throughout the project by Sika Limited and are covered 10 year Warranty.
In addition to the above works we also carried out localised masonry stabilisation, using a variety of Helifix repair details, who we are an Approved Installer for, together with render repairs to window surrounds, using a latex modified render mortar.
The project was completed to the agreed programme period and with the minimum of disruption to the residents and staff.