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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

Wauchope and Greendykes

The City of Edinburgh Council has numerous high rise blocks built in the 1960’s and 70’s, two of these blocks were Wauchope House and Greendykes House. Construction of both blocks was carried out by Cruden Ltd in 1966 and contain 86 flats each over 15 storeys.

News

John McPake – Technical Sales Manager - Scotland

Leading construction specialists Structherm have employed a new Technical Sales Manager for Scotland, who will be travelling across the country to meet new customers.