Harrington Court Structural Renovations

Harrington Court

Structural Renovations Limited has recently completed phase one of the concrete repair, waterproofing and upgraded handrail works at the rear elevation of a 5 storey residential block close to central Croydon.

The works were secured after a sealed bid tender process and we mobilised on site in late August.

Following the erection of scaffold, the concrete was surveyed to identify the extent of defective concrete, which enabled concrete repairs to be carried out, using Fosroc repair products. A pigmented anti-carbonation coating, also by Fosroc was applied once the underside of the communal balcony slabs had been pressure washed. This not only affords additional protection from the elements but provides a uniform finish to both repaired and original concrete.

The top surfaces of the communal balcony slabs were then prepared to receive a fully reinforced, waterproof, polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin system, produced by WestWood Liquid Technologies. The system was specified due to a number of factors: speed of application, durability and aesthetics, all of which were desired by the Client.
Additionally, as part of the refurbishment, we were instructed to upgrade the existing handrails, whereby additional security panels were affixed to close off large gaps between the horizontal rails, which were deemed unacceptable by today’s standards.

Further phases of work are planned for the building in the near future.

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