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Residential Low Rise

The Problems To Be Resolved


  

Corrosion of a steel loadbearing column in a BISF house

 Steel Frame Properties

 

 

 

 

  • Corrosion of metal laths and failure of render
  • Corrosion of sheathing rails
  • Corrosion of steel profiled sheets and flashings
  • Corrosion of steel columns




  Timber Frame PropertiesRotten and degraded timber at sole plate on a timber framed house


 

 

 

 

  • Decay of timber boarding, cladding or sheathing
  • Inadequate, failed fixing between brickwork and timber panels
  • Decay of structural frame and diaphragm
  • Movement, distortion and gaps due to racking






  Concrete Frame PropertiesCorrosion of the steel reinforced rebar inside the concrete causing the concrete to crack and deteriorate


 

 

 

 

  • Racking movement of precast units
  • Structural degradation of primary frame
  • Composite action of secondary structure
  • Carbonation
  • Chloride ingress
  • Corrosion of steel reinforced rebar

Featured Project

Leven Court - Refurbishment

West Dunbartonshire Council (WDC) are going through a programme of upgrading their Social Housing helping to bring them up to Scottish Quality Housing Standards by 2015. Within their stock WDC has 26 high rise blocks which have been surveyed by structural engineers.

News

Structherm have made another significant step forward in a £2.4m contract in Durham

Always at the forefront in the development of external wall insulation, Structherm have made another significant step forward in a £2.4m contract in Durham.