|Approved Installer:||Profix Property Preservation|
|Repair Details:||LB04 & RB11|
This Grade II listed, semi-detached, period cottage has some original elements dating back to the 16th century. With 450mm thick rubble-filled stone walls, it was suffering from outward movement of the gable end wall causing internal cracking along the ceiling lines at first and second floor levels as well as cracking in the front elevation over the front door entrance.
The wall, which had suffered from historic substance, had a lack of lateral restraint as there was no internal cross wall to supply a tie in, parallel joists at first and second floor levels gave no restraint and an ‘archway’ link to the neighbouring property, that provided buttress support, had previously been removed.
Sympathetic non-disruptive repairs were needed that would provide the gable wall with lateral restraint and restore structural integrity to the damaged masonry.
Helifix engineers designed repairs using 80m of stainless steel HeliBars and 16 x 1.5m SockFix grouted anchors. Installation had to be carried out from a mobile platform so that the access remained open.
The concealed repairs were completed quickly, securing and restraining the gable wall while causing minimal disturbance to the property or the neighbours, much to the homeowners' delight.