14-storey concrete frame block with bowing brickwork

A 14-storey concrete frame block with bowing brickwork and brick slip failing – re-tie, brick slip fixing, introduction of remedial expansion joints

case study 56e19ab879e3c2.24166448 - 14-storey concrete frame block with bowing brickwork

The subject building was a 14-storey block of residential apartments, believed to have been constructed in the 1960s.

Problem with the brick slips

The building was of concrete frame construction. Cavity infill walls with two rows of brick slips concealed the concrete floors, forming the appearance of continuous brickwork.

case 24 a - 14-storey concrete frame block with bowing brickwork

The infill brickwork walls consisted of an external skin of half-brick thick stock bricks with a 60mm cavity and an internal skin of 100mm solid clinker rich blocks. The concrete floor slab was in line with the head of the window and there were two rows of brick slips that became detached from the concrete floor and in many cases had fallen.

case 24 b - 14-storey concrete frame block with bowing brickwork

Structural Repair Solution

Under the direction of Conisbee’s structural engineers, AWT completed a remedial scheme – which included the replacement and re-bedding of the brick slips and the mechanical fixing to the brick slips, the introduction of remedial ties and remedial expansion joints, and general brick repairs.

Action Wall Ties (AWT) are specialists in masonry reinforcement and repair, providing professional solutions to a wide variety of structural problems including cracked, lifting and falling brick slips on apartment blocks in the London area. Contact us on 01227 721 255, or email us to discuss your brick slip repair options.

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