The front corner of this house in Thanet had been previously rebuilt by a traditional general builder. This had failed to get to the root cause of the structural problem.
There was visible bulging of the side wall, cracks in the rear wall and outward movement of the higher levels of the front bay. There was also significant cracking in the spandrel brickwork between the lines of windows.
The bay window brickwork columns to the top floor had become unrestrained, de-bonded and moved outwards. This caused the brickwork arches and the parapet wall above the bay window to also lean outwards. As a result there was a bow shaped space between the timber window frame and the brickwork columns.
AWT installed temporary supports and then deployed their AWT designed realigning equipment to restore the brickwork to and upright level. Specialist drilling rigs were used to introduce stainless steel reinforcement into the brickwork. This provided the necessary strength and restrained the brickwork to give a permanent solution to the problem.
AWT used their specialist equipment to close up the cracks in the brickwork and restore the dropped brick arches. The custom made stainless steel fittings are all concealed within the brickwork to preserve the appearance of the property.
AWT have a great deal of experience in restoring structural integrity to listed and period properties.
To maintain the appearance of the property AWT matched the colour and texture of the existing mortar and repointed the disturbed areas.