We have been using the Helifix lintel repair system for a number of years now and it has never let us down to date. It provides us with the ability to reinforce the lintels and also the brickwork above from cracking any more. If the works are carried out correctly the works leave the building looking neat and tidy.
This is one of my recent projects in Chelsea London. The client had just purchased the property and the lintel fault was flagged in there home buyers survey before purchase, she then had a structural engineer specify the Helifix Lintel Repair and recommend LSR to carry out the repairs.
This is a standard repair for London Structural Repairs on period properties in and around London.
We are a a small local family run business here to serve London and the surrounding areas.
If you notice any cracks in or above your lintels and would like LSR to carry out Helifix Lintel Repair then feel free to get in touch for a free quote.
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.
Londons Concrete Window Sill Repairs Specialists could save you money and disruption
London Structural Repairs carried out repairs to Concrete Window sill Repairs at two private residential property blocks in Brentwood, Essex.
The property’s Concrete Window sills were suffering from concrete spalling because of deteriorating steel rods in-bedded in the Window sills causing cracking and sections of the window sills to fail.
Our sympathetic cost effective repairs were of no disruption to the residents of the property, the failed concrete Window sills had new reinforcing rods installed and were repaired using specialist mortars then given two coats of anti-carbonation coatings this will insure a long lasting repair without the need for the removal of the windows and installing new Concrete Window sill’s causing disruption and expensive costs to the residents.
Are your Window Sills on your routine maintenance list?
Concrete Window Sill repairs may not seem like an important part of your home’s structure and they are probably far from the top of any ones priority list when it comes to maintaining your property. But they do play a vital role in protecting your home from the weather elements and they can be the first weak point when it comes to letting rain or damp into your property. A cracked, poorly maintained or uneven Window sill can let rainwater drain into your property, meaning stained wallpaper, mould or damaged plaster. All of these can mean ongoing problems and expensive repair jobs.
Your window sills may seem like decorative features but they are actually very simple pieces of engineering design that allow the water to run away freely, like guttering for your windows. The outward fall allows the rain to run off the windowsills and away from the windows and walls, keeping your property dry.
In most cases a stone or concrete Window sill Repairs can be carried out by a specialist and saved, but if it is beyond repair then replacing it will be the only option and you may need to remove the entire window frame to carry this work out and also run the risk of damaging bricks, so make sure you use a specialist contractor with experience in this kind of work.
Make sure you employ a specialist contractor for a hassle free project
Whether you are having your window sills replaced or repaired you will want to check that the finished results will last and keep water away from your window frames and your walls. So do give the job the once-over and make sure that the window sills are set at an angle running away from the property. You can see how water will run off from them by doing a water test on them.
How many people know the importance of the drip?
A window sill should also have a drip formed on the underside of the sill, which means that the water running off the sill will not just run straight down and onto your brickwork, with the potential to cause penetrating damp or frost damage to your bricks. The drip is a groove that is formed underneath the sill when made and runs the full the length of the sill. It’s usually the width and depth of a pencil or your little finger known as half round and breaks the flow of water, meaning it can drop down and drain away from the bricks or render. Over the years the drips can get clogged with dirt or usually painted over with numerous coats of paint making the drip useless, so make sure that good general maintenance stops this from happening because if the drip is not working properly then the property may suffer from penetrating damp or damaged brickwork.
Check out our wide range of services that we have to offer, no job is to big or small.
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.
Is your Property suffering from this common problem of Lintel Failure
London structural repairs are specialists in the repair and reinforcement of failed lintels which have caused structural defects such as cracking and downward movement. We use various repair techniques to suit each individual situation of Lintel Failure.
LSR carried out lintel failure repairs to a property in London, the properties lintel had failed and we installed masonry reinforcement as well as pinning up the lintel with our modern repair methods.
Cracked or sagging lintels will make your property look unsightly
Lintel Reinforcement is necessary when Lintel Failure has occurred, in many instances the only method of repair was costly and disruptive remove and rebuild techniques but with London structural repairs modern repair method’s this can be avoided with our sympathetic non disruptive repair technique.
By combining a range of Bed Joint Reinforcement techniques combined with Pinning Ties and grout injection LSR can introduce concealed reinforcement within the Bed Joints this will carry the new imposed loads alleviating the stress from the lintel failure , combined with pinning ties which reconnect the sagging lintel and high strength grout injection we can reinforce the masonry whilst retaining the original aesthetics.
London structural repairs have carried out a vast amount of Lintel failure Reinforcement works to both the domestic and commercial sectors.
In domestic applications where the home owner would like to retain the original aesthetics to their period property our installation method will include the complete Lintel Repair including the repair of all cracks with the mortar, replacement matching bricks restoring the structural integrity of the failed masonry whilst providing an almost hidden repair.
In commercial applications LSR can save a vast amount of time and money by carrying out Lintel failure Reinforcement without the need for disruptive and time consuming remove and re-build methods. Often when window replacement schemes are being carried out Lintel Failure is common cause of concern and disruption to schedules and planned works.
In instances of Lintel Failure be sure to contact London structural repairs for your free no obligation specification and quotation to restore the structural integrity of your failed lintels today 020 8936 7699
Has your property got Cracks Above Windows and Doors ?
This is one of our recent projects in south London. The property was a period property suffering from cracks above windows and doors. LSR had to work on the masonry above a set of patio doors and two windows. London Structural Repairs installed masonry reinforcement beams and pinning ties to stabilise the brick arch lintels and then made good the pointing and cracks to a near invisible repair but with a bit of weathering will become a perfect repair as seen from the photos below. This type of repair method is quick, cost effective and non disruptive to the residents of the property.
Cracks above windows and doors are usually caused by failed lintels. This a common fault on Victorian and Edwardian properties as the brick lintels known as boot lintels do not span across the opening into the main wall of the house as modern lintels do taking the load of the brick work above it.
Lintels are usually made up of bricks, concrete or steel and also it is not uncommon for us to come across timber lintels. When the lintels fail you get cracks above openings and this is usually because of window replacement, eroded mortar joints or if in London we come across it to be bomb damage from world war two frequently.
Have your Cracks Above Windows and Doors looked at by our experts
Brick arch lintels were designed to sit on top of well made timber windows or doors on period properties. Routine maintenance to the doors or windows is important to maintain the structural integrity of the wood. A lot of home owners have the timber windows removed and replaced with modern type UPVC windows. It is important during the window exchange to try not to disturb the above brick arch lintel or you run the risk of cracks above windows and doors.
London Structural Repairs LTD are specialist masonry repair experts and are here to solve any issues you may be facing with your your property no matter how big or small.