|Location:||Ipswich Road, Stowmarket|
|Approved Installer:||JB Specialist Refurbishments|
Following the demolition of terraced buildings to enable a new housing development, it was discovered that the adjacent, formerly attached, two storey property in Ipswich Road had a 'new' façade. This had been built sometime after the original building but was not tied to the main structure.
Cracking had resulted due to historic differential movement and the lack of restraint. The lintel above the first floor window had failed and the cracking above it had spread up into the parapet return wall built off the existing gable. Repairs were needed that would connect the 'new' façade to the main building, stitch cracks, provide lateral restraint and secure the gable parapet, to prevent further movement and restore structural integrity, all prior to piling works on the adjacent redevelopment.
Using a combination of remedial products, a Helifix programme of appropriate repairs was selected as it offered a fast and fully engineered solution, with minimal disruption to the occupants, and provided a design that is protected by Helifix's PI Insurance.
With the new façade and parapet rapidly and effectively secured, piling works on the adjacent site could safely go ahead. Download the case study