London Structural Repairs offer specialist brick stitching repair services to domestic and commercial customers in London and the surrounding areas. Bricks and masonry can crack for lots of different reasons and it is important to diagnose the the correct cause of the cracking to determine the best repair method to be used to provide a long lasting repair.
We are always carrying out brick stitching repairs for domestic clients internally and externally. We use Helifix, Twistfix and Thor Helical crack repair bars and grout but this can be the choice of the client or the structural engineers, surveyors or architects which bars and grout they would like used on the property.
A Crack stitching repair involves cutting slots with a chaser attached to hoover to a predefined depth and centres. The bars are usually 1 metre in length but we can get longer and cut to any length needed. The slots are then cleaned free from dust and debris and pre soaked before the bars and grout are installed.
This is a recent brick stitching repair we carried out to a London property in Brixton south London. The property had a crack on the 1st floor stairwell. We removed the plaster wall coverings and installed crack stitching bars and grout and filled the cracks in the wall. Once the bars were installed we then screwed a EML mesh to the wall with galvanised screws plugs and penny washers before the wall was filled with a bonding coat and plastered with multi finish.
This is a standard repair for London Structural Repairs on period properties in and around London.
If you notice any cracks in your building and would like LSR to carry out Brick Stitching Repairs then feel free to get in touch for a free quote.
London Structural Repairs carry out a Helifix Repair Service for new and existing customers.
We have been providing a Helifix Repair Service for many years, with thousands of completed projects giving us great experience in every situation we may come across once on the job.
Our clients receive the best professional friendly advice and quality service and workmanship. London Structural Repairs are a small family company and we offer a very personal experience for our customers.
Our most common Helifix Repair Service we get asked to carry out to deal with are internal – external cracks, slipped lintels and bulging walls.
We deal with these common defects to period properties by installing stainless steel rods imbedded in a thixotropic grout which distributes the structural loads and helps restrain from further cracking.
This is one of our recent Helifix Repair service projects.
The brick boot lintel had been compromised some time ago when the original timber windows were replaced by pvc windows. Sagging-dropping of the lintel could of been caused by insufficient propping when the replacement took place or it could of just be that the pvc window hasn’t got enough integrity to support the brickwork above the opening.
Our solution to the client offerd a non disruptive repair option which involves cutting chases into the mortar beds and installing helical steel wires with a thixotropic grout, this is what we call masonry beaming and it is a system that is capable of supporting high structural loads.
The mortar pointing is another service that we offer separately but is also part of our repair system once the Helifix Repairs are carried out.
On this project the outer mortar was cement based. After the second world war the majority of buildings in London had the outer mortar pointing which was lime based replaced with a harder cement based mortar. Period properties need the lime mortar to help the building breath and stop moisture from getting trapped causing damp issues.
If you would like to enquire about our Helifix Repair Service then please click the button below and make an enquiry.
London Structural Repairs have completed bay window repairs to a property in Marlow just outside of London.
We installed Helical bars to the right hand side junction of this period property to stop any further cracking and to stop water and moisture entering the property ruining internal decoration. Bay windows are a common feature in period properties and they can pose severe structural defects leading to cracking, which can cause major stability concerns, ingress of moisture and lower the value of your property.
Bay windows commonly fall into a state of disrepair and in order to bring an aesthetically pleasing redecoration programme you may also require structural reinforcement, to repair any cracks and stone damage.
Common structural defects are often lateral stability issues, lintel failure and a combination of stone erosion and failed pointing mortar. Combined with very shallow foundations it is often very common that bay windows will suffer from severe cracking at the junctions between the main house walls and the bay window.
It is essential that reinforcement is installed and a combination of masonry reinforcement along with lateral restraint ties in order to restrain and prevent further cracking whilst providing a concealed method of repair.
The property was a period property that was suffering from bowing walls on the side elevations of the house and there was also cracks in the property that needed remedial crack stitching works carried out.
We were asked to strip the house bare internally for the client before carrying out the remedial Repairs, removing all plaster from the walls and ceilings.
LSR provided a full Structural survey and designed the remedial solutions for the properties defects.
Lateral Restraint ties were installed to the bowing side elevation walls, connecting to the floor joists to stop any further outward movement of the wall.
Bowing walls outward movement in most cases is due to insufficient lateral restraint, tying the wall to the ceiling and floor joists. Without these lateral restraint ties the building is vulnerable and with the continued outward movement the building is at risk of collapsing.
Carrying out essential structural repairs will protect your investment
Helifix bars were installed to all external and internal walls where cracks were present this is known as crack stitching.
Cracks In buildings can develop for a number of different reasons. It is important to diagnose the root cause of the cracking in order to be able to recommend the correct crack repair method. Most cracks can be diagnosed by the crack pattern and the position on the crack on the wall or building. Remedial repairs South London is an area we carry out works in quite frequently.
London Structural Repairs specialise in investigating, diagnosing, repairing and the monitoring of cracks or any remedial Repairs South London or any parts of London.
London Structural Repairs are specialists in these type’s of works and these works are not usually carried out by general builders.
This is one of our recent projects we had the pleasure of carrying out Portland stone repairs in London for a project management company. The repairs had to be of an extremely high standard to the stone balustrades, which needed to be colour matched and re-profiled to existing Portland stone. LSR matched the clients high expectations and standards with our skilled workforce.
Portland Stone repairs and replacement solutions for architectural details such as stone facades, cornice, balustrades, stone windows, lintels and porticos. If you have a sandstone or limestone building with damaged stone masonry in London or the surrounding areas then feel free to contact us for a free survey and quotation as we offer a number of stone repair options.
We offer a full range of specialist Portland Stone Repairs services, Why Replace When You Can Repair?
Is your stone structure broken? Is there a visible crack in your balcony structure? Do you want to get rid of unsightly stonework from your property? Do you need stone repairs ? Welcome to London Structural Repairs, the right place to get all your stonework and stone structures repaired! If your stone structure is damaged, chipped, or broken, you can choose to get it repaired instead of getting it replaced. Stone repairs with us are super efficient, high quality, and affordable.
Comprehensive Stone Repair Services We tackle all types of stone damage. Whether the damage is extensive or minimal, we fix it without making it seem noticeable. Our stone repairs include the following:
Crack Repair Cracks in your walls or any other type of stonework can make your property appear shabby and weathered. However, if you call our stone repair experts, we can turn your weary looking stone structures appear new by filling in cracks. Stone Reconstruction Want to preserve an old stone structure in your living space? At London Structural Repairs, we are your go-to stone repair professionals who can reconstruct stone structures without any trouble. We apply new stone to the damaged area, making it appear flawless.
Hand-Carved Masonry Repair Is there a special hand-carved monument at your home or business space that you want to preserve for years to come? We have the right team of masonry experts to handle such critical repairs. We can reconstruct and repair valuable hand-carved structures to perfection, keeping your investment protected.
Colour Matching We make use of special coloured mortars to repair stonework to make it appear new. Our experts know how to properly repair stone structures with perfection so your structure looks unblemished. We only use top quality specialist mortar including lime mortars from Masons Mortar of Scotland.
Save Costs by Calling our Stone Repair Experts! If your stonework is damaged, get in touch with our experts. Let us examine the extent of damage so we can offer you a quote. Our masonry professionals will tell whether the stone requires extensive repair or minor touches. Once we start with stone repairs, we ensure exceptional results. So, if some other masonry service provider tells you that you need to replace your stonework, get second opinion from our experts who will find the smallest possibility to repair your stone without breaking your budget.
Getting your stonework repaired is much more cost-effective than getting it replaced or completely renovated. We can handle all types of stone repairs with ease, keeping you relaxed. Even if it is an entire wall that needs to be repaired, we will complete the job without any trouble. Our experts repair stones with finesse and intricacy, making your structures appear as good as new ones.
London Structural Repairs are a building conservation specialist company
We have completed many projects on listed and heritage buildings using experienced craftsmen and specialist materials. Our sympathetic repairs help to restore the stability and beauty of your historic building. Any size projects are welcome covering the full scope of Building Conservation Specialist renovation and building services. Our Building Conservation Specialist services include lime render and plaster, roofing, lead work, bespoke joinery, structural work including to timbers,,cast-iron gutters, window restoration, metalwork, stonework, brickwork and facade repairs.
Conservation of listed buildings using traditional materials and skills is our passion.
LSR took on a Building Conservation Specialist project to do some brick repairs-pointing and build walls using lime mortars to the acceptance of the Conservation officer and Architects in charge of this project.
This was a grade 2 listed building and we had lots of guidelines to follow to preserve the interest of the building. London Structural Repairs operatives repointed the entire building using specialist lime mortars, using our experience and knowledge to do a high quality job.
The type of pointing used on this project was Flush Pointing. Flush pointing, is a very specialist kind of brick pointing. No cement is used in the mortar as it is a mixture of sand and lime. Flush pointing is normally used on old walls, or front sides and back facades of your property The process for this type of brick pointing is to over fill your brick joints, then with your pointing trowel, scrap the mortar flush with the brickwork, and lightly rub up with a wire brush When done correctly, flush Pointing leaves a rich look, and is a wonderful form of brick pointing. However, we must point out that flush pointing needs to be done by a lime and pointing Building Conservation Specialist for a hassle free application.
At London Structural Repairs we have vast experience with dealing with many different types of brick repairs & pointing to period and modern properties, including conservation work and listed buildings.
LSR skilled operatives are specialists in:
Building and repairing brick walls.
Repointing period and new properties.
Lime mortar pointing.
Colour matching mortars and pointing.
Brick tinting (staining) to blend different coloured bricks together usually when extensions etc have been built with different bricks to original building.
Removal and refitting of individual bricks.
Building Conservation Specialist and listed building repairs.
Styles of pointing i.e. struck weather pointing, flush pointing, recessed pointing, tuck pointing and modern pointing Listed building repairs.
All our operatives are trained and highly experienced, paying attention to detail and colour matching. On many of our previous works with patch repairs it has been virtually impossible to see where the repairs have been carried out.
London Structural Repairs LTD are Masonry Repairs experts providing a wealth of knowledge and services to our clients in and around London. Masonry Repairs can cover a wide range of services and LSR cover them all.
This is one of our Masonry Repair projects in London.
Our client had recently purchased this property and contacted us having already had a structural survey completed, with recommendations to some Masonry Repair works to be carried out. When you have a Structural Survey the survey can be quite vague as to what remedial works are required, thats why it is important to get in touch with a structural repair company if any remedial works are recommended who have the knowledge and experience to provide a repair solution.
This particular building needed Masonry Repairs carried out as it was suffering from cracks to a side flank wall, a bowing flank wall on the opposite side and also cracks in and around the front Masonry Bay Window. The client was intending on doing a full rip out and refurbishment to the inside of the building but needed to have the Masonry Repairs carried out first.
LSR started out by dealing with the side flank wall with the cracks in it. We cut out and replaced the cracked bricks and installed crack stitch bars to strengthen the wall.
LSR are one of Londons leading Masonry repairs specialists.
We then carried our the Masonry Repair works to the Bay Window. Masonry Reinforcement was installed to to the ground floor and 1st floor bay window and the external masonry was reattached to the internal joists with the use of drive pins and then all the chases and making good to the bay window was carried out with the use colour matched lime mortar.
Our last job on the property was to install Lateral Restraint ties to the bowing flank wall. lack of lateral restraint is a common fault on period properties and the works are to reconnect the the internal floor joists to the outer walls to stop any further movement. The works are usually carried out from the outside of the property but on this occasion we had to install straps instead of ties as the flank wall was to close to the next door neighbours property. LSR lifted floor boards and cut out pockets in the masonry and used a non shrinking grout to hold the straps into the pockets as well as noggins in-between the floor joists.
If your property is in need of Masonry repairs then give our experts a call or fill out an enquiry form on our website
Below is one of our recent Period Restoration projects in South West London where we undertook the cleaning of the facial bricks by bead blasting. We then installed masonry reinforcement bars and redecorated the exterior of the property.
Many of London’s period properties have suffered years of neglect and with a fast paced housing market, and ever increasing property value, you shouldn’t neglect the AESTHETIC’s to the exterior of your property. The first thing a potential buyer or client will see is the exterior of your property and by enhancing the external features of your property you will not only make it look more appealing, you will also add extensive value. By carrying out cost effective AESTHETIC repairs we can enhance your property so that its former glory is returned. London Structural Repairs can carry out brick cleaning to remove dirt and grime from the masonry after years of carbon attack, pollution and dirt. With the brickwork cleaned a freshly repointed property will provide a practical solution to preventing moisture ingress. LSR can also employ a range of brick tinting techniques to match brickwork and repair failed or crumbling brickwork when bricks have eroded or suffered impact damage or in instances when poor quality materials have previously been used. Make sure to contact London Structural Repairs, one of London’s leading Period Property Repair specialists today for your free survey.
A Comprehensive Range of Concrete Restoration Specialists Services in London!
Concrete restoration Specialists companies cover a vast range of services. At London Structural Repairs, we are a team of NVQ qualified repair professionals who can fix any type of concrete problem. We can complete any type of concrete restoration specialists service with ease, offering maximum satisfaction. We not only meet industry standards, but exceed them by offering quality concrete repair specialists services in London and the surrounding areas. The methods we utilise to fix concrete walls and surfaces are internationally proven. We offer a comprehensive range of concrete repair specialists services to commercial and residential clients. With over 20 years of experience, our team is able to fix the most critical problems in concrete structures with ease.
When it comes to concrete Specialists repairs, it is essential that you pick a company that is experienced, certified, and reliable. We offer concrete repair specialists services to keep your structures protected from any damage. In order for your building to keep in good shape for a long time, you need to repair it on an ongoing basis. Our team of professionals are not only able to fix minor concrete problems, but are also capable of handling critical repair tasks without the hassle. By making use of advanced concrete specialists repair techniques, our team of installers ensures that your structure is in pristine shape. By requesting concrete repairs from us, you can prolong the life of your structures.
Concrete Restoration Specialists project
This is one of our projects which we carried out by use of a Scissor lift. The property was being refurbished into offices internally and London Structural Repairs refurbished the front exterior of the property.
Concrete repairs were carried out with the use of Sikaconcrete repair mortars. We then applied specialists coatings to give the building a new fresh clean look as well extra protection.
We Inspect, Diagnose, and Implement Cost-Effective Concrete Repairs!
Concrete structures, walls, and surfaces are prone to damage. Therefore, it is important to keep them in proper shape by calling a concrete repair professional. If you are looking for a service provider that is experienced and reliable, get in touch with us. London Structural Repairs excels at dealing with all types of repairs including concrete repairs. When a client gets in touch with us, we send over a team of experts who inspect the structure, diagnose the problem, and implement an effective strategy that is not only budget-friendly, but also ideal for preserving your building.
Advance Concrete Repair Services in London!
Concrete can disintegrate over time. However, if you perform routine maintenance and repair, you will be able to preserve it for a long time. London Structural Repairs aims at offering a complete range of concrete repair services so you can protect your building while saving lots of money.
We are skilled at fixing the following concrete problems:
Crack filling and injecting
Sprayed concrete repair mortars
Sacrificial anodes placement
Protective and decorative concrete repair coating
What makes us your go-to concrete repair specialists professionals is our connection with local authorities, property managers, and housing associations. We have successfully completed a vast range of projects for concrete repairs. If you need some tips for protecting and maintaining your concrete structures, get in touch with us for expert advice.
If you manage, maintain or repair concrete structures and require methods of investigating, testing and repairing cracks in concrete be sure to contact London Structural Repairs for a free consultation.
If your property has cracks in Walls then its time to get them fixed
London Structural Repairs are specialists in dealing with cracks in walls to period and modern properties in London and surrounding areas.
Cracks In walls can develop for a number of different reasons. It is important to diagnose the root cause of the cracking in order to be able to recommend the correct crack repair method. Most cracks in walls can be diagnosed by the crack pattern and the position on the crack on the wall or building.
We specialise in investigating, diagnosing, repairing and the monitoring of cracks in walls.
London Structural Repairs can offer you an in depth survey to find out the root cause of the cracks in walls to your property, then we can provide you with the most economical modern repair methods, with the least disturbance to all involved.
Structural defects can devalue your property and even stop the sale of your property
We recently carried out Helifix bar installation to a period property in High Wycombe. The property was suffering from lintel failure, which was the cause of the cracks. London Structural Repairs trained operatives installed deep masonry, helical beams and crack stitch bars to restore the structural integrity to the property, the pointing was colour matched to the existing masonry.
Attention to detail will make all the difference
Expensive specialist tools are used to carry out the repairs and it is important for the works to be carried out neatly and professionally with a high standard of finish because the last thing you want is an unsightly repair drawing your eye to the repair area.
London Structural Repairs operatives are highly skilled and trained in dealing with all types of modern day repair systems for cracks in walls repairs.
This may mean installing masonry reinforcement (Helical Bars), underpinning or rebuilding.