|Client:||Strathaven East Parish Church|
Originally built in 1777, and largely reconstructed in 1877, the church comprises rubble filled walls with a coursed stone external face.
Following discussions with the project architects and engineers, Helifix systems were specified due to their unobtrusive nature and speed of installation. Our Approved Installer bonded HeliBars into channelled-out mortar beds above the upper windows to secure the gable and below the windows to stitch cracks.
The gable was stabilised by tying it back to internal rafters and collar beams using BowTies which were then bonded into the masonry. The roof was strengthened with additional noggins and bracing to ensure it could provide sufficient restraint. Loose stone kneelers and coping stones were secured with concealed CemTies grouted into clearance holes. After re-pointing there was minimal evidence of the rapid, cost-effective, sympathetic structural repairs.