It is often the case that an existing building will need refurbishment, either because it has suffered damage or because it is being repurposed and renovated for a new use. Whatever the reason, it is vital that any building undergoing structural refurbishment is successfully stabilised to prevent potentially dangerous and costly collapses.
There are several kinds of refurbishment processes which will require extra stabilisation measures, including the installation of new openings, the reduction of loadings on alternative parts of the structure, and the removal or replacement of particular structural elements such as columns. Temporary stabilisation may also be needed to reinforce party walls, ensuring that neighbouring properties are not affected by the work taking place.
Older buildings may become vulnerable to decreased wall stability due to older methods of construction. In these cases, any type of refurbishment will typically require temporary support. One of the most integral factors for success in temporary structural support is the proficiency, knowledge and experience of the team that oversees the project. We are a team of skilled professionals with the capacity to complete all projects regardless of size and complexity. We are always focused on the integrity of the structure, the safety of everyone on site and the successful completion of the project.
Our versatile service includes the formation of openings, load transfer during the removal of columns, back propping and more. We utilise props with a high leg load to weight ratio and can give support to unstable buildings as refurbishment work is carried out, ensuring comprehensive support and the prevention of collapse. Our propping systems allow for the complicated transfer of loads at locations throughout the building. Our equipment can be relied on to enable the completion of large scale alterations and demolition tasks, so contact us today to learn more about our bespoke propping, needling and support systems.