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Local Authority Housing

14 prefabricated construction properties built 40 years ago on a housing estate near Southampton need repair.


Problem

Lack of lateral restraint to single gable end walls causing outward bowing of the walls and high level horizontal cracking.

Solution

BowTie HD's, heavy duty stainless steel threaded bars, were inserted in the single skin gable end walls and into the inner leaf stud, rafters and ceiling joists before the outer ends were bonded to the brickwork to provide lateral restraint.

The truss rafters and ceiling joists were connected together with cross bracing secured using 75mm TurboFast fixings.

All the gable walls were stabilised, causing minimal disturbance to the structures or inconvenience to the occupants.

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