By investing in new plant, equipment and training Structural Renovations Ltd have experienced a large increase over the past 6 months in the award of masonry repair projects using Helifix materials.
Installations including HeliBeams over failed lintels, DryFix remedial ties to cavity brickwork and brick arches, CemTies to reconnect masonry at wall junctions and CrackBond TE resin for crack injection have been carried out on a wide range of structures such as commercial, residential, ecclesiastical and educational properties.
Completed projects include Bucks New University in High Wycombe, Somerset House, Royal Hospital Chelsea and Loose Baptist Church with works to commence St Pauls Church, Battersea and domestic properties in Clapham.
The Company has been awarded the concrete repair and coating contract to the 1970s constructed Phoenix Art Gallery in Brighton.
The Gallery is the largest artist-led organisation in the southeast with over 100 individual artists’ studios.
The works form the initial phase of the long awaited redevelopment scheme of the building and involve both structural and cosmetic concrete repairs followed by anticarbonation coatings to the facades, replacement of sealant and refurbishment of the metal framed windows.
The 20 week project is due for completion in August.
10 – 72 Sussex Square is a large private residential block in the heart of Bayswater constructed with a reinforced concrete frame clad with brickwork and glazed panels with projecting mosaic covered balconies to the front elevation.
Over the years there has been significant frost damage to the brickwork and failure of the mosaics to the balconies.
The property owners, the Church Commissioners of England, employed Structural Renovations Ltd to carry out an abseil survey to investigate the defects, establish the construction details and carry out testing of the concrete frame to assist in a feasibility study into over cladding the façade.
The survey was completed in late February and the report submitted in early March in time for the client’s team to review and prepare a scheme for the project that is to be carried out this summer.
The Company has recently completed a cut to falls insulation and waterproofing system to one of the existing concourse roofs at Uxbridge Underground Station.
The system consisted of tapered insulation board and Proteous Pro-Cold 1 part liquid applied roof membrane and was carried out during normal working hours with no disruption to passengers below.
Following the success of the London Olympic Games in 2012, the Olympic Stadium is being refurbished for future use.
As part of the strip out, low level seating has been removed and the concrete supports demolished around the perimeter of the stadium. In addition a number of walls have partially demolished.
The resultant damage concrete and exposed reinforcement have been repaired using a hand placed polymer modified repair mortar.