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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

Kennishead Refurbishment

Glasgow Housing Association (GHA) is one of the largest social landlords in the UK, with more than 45,000 tenants across Glasgow. Since stock transfer from the city council in 2003, GHA has invested more than £1.2billion in modernising and improving tenants’ homes across the city. Their investment..

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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.