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Graffiti Removal

Graffiti Removal

Graffiti removal or the removal of graffiti from certain buildings is a very tricky process. Graffiti artists tend to mark or tag areas that are quite visible and don't often care much about the surfaces they paint on. On something like a grade 1 listed building...

Structural Soda Blasting

Structural Soda Blasting

Structural Soda Blasting or Abrasive blasting is the projection at a surface of a suspended particulate in a pressurised air or water stream for the purpose of removing a coating or contaminant, or other alteration of that surface in some way. In our case, the surface...

Basement Reinforcing

Basement Reinforcing

Basement reinforcing is quite the art to get right. In a regular basement, the concrete basement roof layer is actually the floor of the storey above it. Nothing like a regular roof which does not even have to look particularly pretty from above, this layer forms an...

Barn Conversion Requiring Underpinning

Barn Conversion Requiring Underpinning

This barn conversion requiring underpinning was built on the cheap or without adequate foundations to support the weight of the property. In some places the pitiful foundations (or lack thereof) had crumbled away to almost nothing and the section of extension that had...

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Concrete Spalling Repairs

Concrete spalling repairs are quite a common fault on buildings that have started to age, especially structures that use concrete as an aesthetic element. Delamination occurs rather easily when multiple factors are encountered. Rust - a killer for many buildings, a...

Comdeck Flooring and Reinforcement

Comdeck Flooring and Reinforcement

Comdeck flooring and reinforcement is difficult to retrofit as once tied in to the inner skin wall, it forms an integral part of the structure. In the images below, you can see the perimeter party wall, then the outer blockwork skin, and the comdeck frame rests on the...

Bowing Gable End

Bowing Gable End

On this bowing gable end we found large sections of brickwork that had different colouration than the other around it. This only really happens if the bricks are a different sort used, are newer or the area around them has suffered damp and started to grow lichen or...

Concrete Repairs and Crack Stitching

Concrete Repairs and Crack Stitching

On this particular structure set we were blown away by the need for concrete repairs and crack stitching. Where the many thousands of tourists trample by daily, there is no way that these should still be standing however, these few bits of stone have stood the test of...

Cracked Wall Crack Stitching

Cracked Wall Crack Stitching

Have you got a situation where there is a cracked wall crack stitching required? As per the property below, where cracks had become so large that the building's stability was in question. Not only are cracks unsightly but if left unchecked that can threaten the safety...

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Existing Basement Conversion

An existing basement conversion is not to be confused with a new build basement or even a retrofit basement. The three are entirely different beasts. On this property a cellar of sorts existed, it even had a rudimentary staircase and ventilation mainly because it was...

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New Build Basement Under Construction

With this New Build Basement Under Construction, we had a lot of elements to consider, and not least was health and safety throughout each section of the work. We had three individual party wall agreements, all of which had to be monitored for movement, we had...

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New Build Basement Drainage

New Build Basement Drainage systems and professional installation of the same are practically mission critical when considering a basement build or basement construction. Water table levels aside, the soil into which a basement is sunk retains moisture and this...

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Basement Drainage and Waterproofing

Basement Drainage and Waterproofing systems and professional installation of the same are practically mission critical when considering a basement build or construction. Water table levels aside, the soil into which a basement is sunk retains moisture and this...

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New Basement Build Under Construction

With this New Basement Build Under Construction, we had a lot of elements to consider, and not least was health and safety throughout each section of the work. We had three individual party wall agreements, all of which had to be monitored for movement, we had...

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Waterproof Cavity Drain Membrane System

Waterproof Cavity Drain Membrane Systems and professional installation of the same are practically mission critical when considering a basement build or construction. Water table levels aside, the soil into which a basement is sunk retains moisture and this ultimately...

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Garden Wall Failure

Have you experienced garden wall failure as a result of subsidence? Subsidence occurs in many soil types and can be attributed to many things like the weather for example. A wet winter followed by a hot summer followed by a wet winter on clay soil (As most of Greater...

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Severe Subsidence Wall Monitoring

Severe subsidence wall monitoring is required in extreme cases where a foundation has sunk so badly, the risk of further subsidence has to be monitored, essentially for safety's sake. The monitors shown in the images below are manual monitors, and require a regular...

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Lateral Restraint Installation

This lateral restraint installation was a housing association repair. The poor tenant was at her wits end because simply shutting the front door meant the entire section perpendicular to the gable end rocked from front to back. Wind was blowing through huge gaps in...

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Cracked Brickwork Subsidence

Do you have or suspect you have cracked brickwork subsidence? Subsidence is so common in the UK, it can be seen in most areas if you know what to look for. Small or large cracks on interior walls or exterior walls or both anywhere on a property will often point to...

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Tree Root Damage to Walls

Have you got or have you experienced tree root damage to walls? Each year, untold damage is reported to us regarding properties all over the UK with damage caused by tree roots. The cause is simple, structural damage is caused when roots grow under or through...

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Subsidence Underpinning Required

On this property which has subsidence underpinning required, we had a slight added mountain to cross in that we were also adding a loft conversion at the same time. Best practice meant that we were to focus on the subsidence underpinning required first. The...

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Terraced House Subsidence

Terraced house subsidence, is it even possible? The short answer is, definitely. Any property built on a weak foundation will start to show cracks from subsidence regardless of size. In these images, you will see severe cracking across all parts of the house, pillars,...

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Victorian Station Timber Repairs

We were called out to address the Victorian station timber repairs required at Hanwell Station in Middlesex. Just a few fun facts about Hanwell Station: In 1836 Isambard Kingdom Brunel built the Wharncliffe viaduct for the Great Western Railway and Hanwell station...

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New Basement

A new basement is a great way to create extra space in your property but there is sometimes confusion between a new build basement and a new basement for say an existing property. A new build basement is attached to the words ‘new build’ as these refer to a building...

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