Before beginning a regeneration project or altering any parts of a structure, it is important to identify which are the load bearing walls and determine what kind of condition they are in. This will help you to determine what kind of support system will be needed to reinforce the building and avoid the risk of structural collapses. The information can also have an impact on your designs.
Load bearing walls serve a very important purpose in maintaining the integrity of the structure, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be removed or changed as part of a regeneration. However, it is important to consider how this will transfer loads to other areas and make sure they are reinforced appropriately. This could include installing additional beams and columns, and maybe even adapting the foundations.
At Denon Construction we have been involved in regeneration projects of all kinds since being established. We have seen old, unused buildings transformed into brand new homes and commercial spaces, provided our expertise for upgrades to public buildings, and even supplied and installed structural support for work on bridges. Our knowledge and experience is incredibly extensive and we are always ready to come up with bespoke support solutions for a particular project. We regularly use slim shore and mega shore and will determine the perfect system to suit the specifics of the project.
If you are planning a regeneration project that will involve removing or making changes to load bearing walls or columns in a property, please contact us for advice about reinforcing the structure. We will offer our expertise and deliver a bespoke structural support solution so you can be confident in the stability of the building for the duration of your project. Please contact us today to arrange a consultation and we can start discussing suitable designs with you.