Realigning Masonry on Victorian Bay Windows

Large cracks were clearly visible in the brickwork around the bay windows of this Victorian period property in South, London. Cracked bricks and dropping brickwork arches above the windows signalled the need for specialist structural repair work.

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Bay Window Problems

Common problems with Victorian era bay window properties are dropping and sagging of the brick arches and cracked masonry. Insufficient structural strength allows the bay wall to lean away from the main building.

This Victorian period property in South London had clearly visible structural defects. Specialist structural repairs were necessary to save the decorative Victorian brickwork from eventual collapse.

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Expert Bay Window Repairs

Realigning cramping equipment specially developed by AWT was used to support the defective brickwork. Hydraulic rams were then employed to gradually realign the distorted masonry, using our tried and trusted methods, developed over many years working with bay window defects.

The remedial work to the dropping and sagging brickwork included:

  • Installation of stainless steel corded joint reinforcement

  • Use of AWT bespoke drilling rig with diamond tipped drills

  • Installation of stainless steel pins to reinforce the window lintels

When the repointing had been completed the beauty of the original Victorian brickwork could be fully appreciated once more.

The innovative structural repair techniques developed by AWT preserved the original facade without the need for demolition and rebuilding. The end result was a cost effective, long term solution to the problem that preserved the period features of the property.

Action Wall Ties offer structural repair services for period properties for clients in the South East, London, Kent & Surrey

Action Wall Ties (AWT) are specialists in bay window repairs to period properties with bespoke solutions including steel corded joint reinforcement. We also offer professional solutions to a wide variety of other structural issues. Contact us on 01227 721 255, or email us.

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Common Structural Defects, Issues or Problems

Our specialist structural repair contractors will be happy to help provide a comprehensive and permanent repair to your structural problems.

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