A Grade II listed, semi-detached, period cottage in South Wales was suffering from a number of defects including outward movement of the gable end wall, internal cracking along the ceiling lines and cracking over the front door entrance.
Helifix engineers designed sympathetic non-disruptive repairs, using their wide range of available Repair Details, to provide lateral restraint and restore structural integrity to the damaged masonry.
Deep masonry beams were created across the full width of the gable wall by bonding pairs of stainless steel HeliBars into slots cut above and below the first and second floor joists. These stabilised and reinforced the masonry and addressed the cracking over the front door.SockFix stainless steel anchors were then inserted into clearance holes drilled into both the Helibeams, through the rubble-filled wall and the first two parallel floor joists.
The concealed repairs were completed quickly, securing and restraining the gable wall while causing minimal disturbance to the property fabric or to the neighbours.
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