Avoiding structural problems during window replacement and external wall insulation programmes

Avoiding structural problems during window replacement and external wall insulation programmes

A new brochure, now available from structural repair specialist Helifix, has been produced to help those undertaking window replacement or external wall insulation programmes to avoid potentially expensive and time consuming structural problems. The brochure focusses on the structural preparatory works frequently required when undertaking improvement projects of this type and explains the cost-effective well proven systems offered by Helifix to repair and strengthen the structure.

Problems with failed or missing lintels, which in severe cases may include the collapse of masonry, can cause major contract delays and disruptions during window replacement programmes, leading to significantly increased costs for the owners, usually local authorities or housing associations, and serious inconvenience for the tenants. Helifix provides structural strengthening systems that are quicker, more economical and much less disruptive than traditional methods such as taking down and rebuilding or the installation of new lintels. The Helifix Helibeam bar and grout system reinstates failed lintels and creates new lintels using the existing brickwork, with all repairs being fully concealed and undertaken externally.

When external walls are to be cladded with new insulation panels it may first be necessary to install additional wall ties to ensure that the building can bear the weight of the cladding. Helifix remedial wall ties are quick and easy to install and provide reliable connections in all materials from soft blocks to concrete.

Download the brochure here.

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