|Location:||Pickering, North Yorkshire|
This 1960’s detached house with double garage was showing signs of historic cracking, with poor quality attempted repairs, to the front elevation of the property and the gable wall of the garage.
The window openings had ‘wrap arounds’ that were a combination of cast in situ concrete and precast boot lintels. On the main four metre wide front window the corner section was supported by a 210mm diameter column. The concentrated load on this column had resulted in settlement causing diagonal cracking on both return walls.
The window’s concrete ‘frame’ had clearly suffered from water ingress, resulting in corrosion of the internal steelwork while the double garage opening lintel had experienced settlement and / or possible deflection on account of the span. The whole situation was made worse by the external masonry being akin to Fyfe Stone, being a cementitious buff coloured base material which is highly prone to shrinkage and thermal movement.
Cost-effective, reliable and aesthetic repairs were required to stitch cracks, reinforce the masonry and reinstate the concrete window ‘frames’.
Helifix devised a suitable repair scheme using over 100m of stainless steel HeliBar.
The Helifix trained Approved Installer completed the sympathetic repairs quickly, efficiently and economically leaving no visible signs of the concealed structural works that had been undertaken.