This semi-detached Victorian cottage in Cow Lane, Wareham, on the market for the 1st time since its construction had some subsidence problems and the building society requested a structural engineer make recommendations for remedial works as a condition of mortgage being granted.
We formed sequenced re-inforced concrete underpins as directed by the engineer and also supplied and install Simpson strong ties both laterally within the morter and also through the walls tying into studwork and floor joists before pointing back in again. The engineer also specified streel straps to tie the ceilings to the walls.
Additionally we formed a new opening for patio doors and carried out some minor plastering, electrical and plumbing works.
All works were carried out in time and within budget to the satisfaction of both the borough building control officer and consultant structural engineer allowing the client to complete his purchase in time for Christmas.