|Client:||Rykneld Homes in partnership with North East Derbyshire District Council|
|Approved Installer:||Specialist UK Restorations|
Built in the early 1960's, two storey Malthouse Flats are council owned properties that had developed structural problems. The masonry cracking was identified as being the result of subsidence due to inadequacies in the foundations.
The client commissioned a detailed ground investigation and, during excavation works, contractors discovered some cellars belonging to terraced houses that had previously occupied the site.
Cost-effective structural repairs were required that would rectify the faults and stabilise the properties, preventing any further subsistence and building damage.
Using the client's ground investigations, Helifix devised a suitable repair scheme using its Dixie micro-piles, to overcome the subsidence problems, and the Helibeam System to secure the damaged masonry. Dixie micro-piles were specified as they could be rapidly and efficiently installed using lightweight equipment. They caused minimal disruption to the residents, as all works were undertaken externally, and provided a rapid cost-effective solution.