|Client:||London Borough of Haringey|
|Location:||Tottenham, North London|
|Approved Installer:||Kafften Ltd|
An absence of lintels posed an awkward problem when a window replacement programme was planned at Trulock Court, a 10 storey residential tower block. Furthermore, a survey had discovered a serious lack of existing wall ties which needed to be added to. A cavity wall construction with outer leaf brickwork and inner leaf blocks on a concrete frame, Trulock Court is a 'Y' shaped building and its windows were to be replaced with new UPVc frames on all nine elevations. However, the masonry above each opening was only supported by the current load bearing metal windows.
The Helibeam System avoided the difficulty and expense of using temporary mechanical supports and the time consuming installation of new concrete lintels. Also, by utilising the existing brickwork, it was much quicker and had no visible effect on the building's appearance.
The Helibeam System provided a rapid, economical and non-disruptive solution enabling the window replacement programme to be completed quickly and efficiently and meet the strict contract period of just three weeks. To download a pdf of this case study click here