In addition to insulation I have also specialised in the following remedial works as an installer/surveyor:
- LINTEL AND CAVITY TRAY REPLACEMENT
To arrange a survey for any of the above remedial works then please click here
DEFECTIVE CAVITY WALL INSULATION EXTRACTION
We are currently performing private, local authority and housing association extraction works.
This includes the extraction of failed or badly installed:
- Loose and/or bonded polystyrene beads
- Urea Formaldehyde foam insulation
- Mineral fibre insulation
Using specially designed equipment causing very little disturbance to the fabric of the building as seen below:
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Specially designed extraction equipment
Compressed air being used to move the failed insulation towards the extraction point
An endoscope is being used to check the cavity is empty of failed insulation and debris
To arrange a survey for failed insulation extraction works then please click here
Grinding mortar joints to a depth of between 17mm-20mm with a dust extraction kit
Half way through re-pointing works
Completed works to a bucket handle finish
To arrange a survey for repointing works then please click here
WALL TIE REPLACEMENT
I am an independent wall tie surveyor and an associate member of "The Wall Tie Installers Federation".
I am an experienced wall tie surveyor, providing a written report in the diagnosis and the remedial treatment of wall ties and any ancillary work required.
If you are considering a house purchase, a wall tie survey by a Registered Installer should certainly be included in your preliminary investigations before making an offer. In some areas it will be required as a precondition of loan.
This wall tie has completely corroded through and is no longer attaching the two skins together.
Cavity Wall Tie corrosion affects many properties throughout the UK, especially in exposed and coastal locations.
When this corrosion advances horizontal cracking occurs, causing damage to the brickwork and eventually loss of stability between the skins of brickwork.
Most houses built in the last twenty years will have been constructed of stainless or heavily galvanised ties which are proof against this decay but houses prior to 1980 cannot be presumed to be immune, hence the need for inspection.
The gable of this property in Hastings fell down during strong winds because the Wall Ties had corroded through.
With the use of a metal detector and an endoscope I can locate, drill and inspect the condition of the ties and provide a full written report.
To arrange a survey for a wall tie inspection then please click here