Structural Renovations Highlight House

Highlight House

As part of our ongoing relationship with the Langham Estate, we have been successful in securing works to another building within their property portfolio.

Highlight house which was constructed in the early 20th century comprises of retail at ground/basement level and office space on the upper floors.

Our works are concerned with the basement only, where extensive waterproofing is required to all retaining walls and soffits/underside of pavements.

A number of repair details have been devised for this project, as the construction varies throughout and therefore requires differing treatments to prevent the future ingress of water.

Working closely with the structural engineer (RKK Engineering) and Flexcrete Technologies Limited we have been able to satisfy the requirements of the client, who ultimately wishes to let the area as a restaurant or similar usage.

All existing render has been removed to expose brickwork beneath. The brickwork needed to be scabbled to provide a key for the specialist waterproofing materials. At all changes of direction, such a junctions between walls and soffits a reinforcing membrane was installed within a 2 part modified cementitious slurry prior to full embedment within the modified render.

This 10 week project is now nearing its completion allowing for the fit out to be completed by others.

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