|Location:||Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan|
This three storey semi-detached stone property, built around 100 years ago and constructed from Blue Lias, was suffering from a bowing gable end wall. This was the result of a loss of bond between the inner and outer stonework and settlement of the rubble fill coupled with inadequate lateral restraint of the high wall. An economical non-disruptive means was required to stabilise the 500mm thick wall, fully secure it to the main property and stitch cracks in the masonry.
The Approved Installer proposed a repair scheme that used a combination of Helifix products to restore structural integrity to the building. These included BowTies, CemTies, HeliBars and, for the first time in this application, SockFix grouted anchors.
The combination of Helifix products rapidly restored full structural integrity while causing minimal disruption and leaving the building's appearance unaffected. Download the full case study here