WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS:
It is possible for Diacutt to be on site in 2 days. Contact us:
020 8542 4363 info@diacutt.com

DIAMOND DRILLING

LUDLOW

Diamond Drilling for Investigation Works

Diamond Drilling

Ludlow Town Walls

The Brief

As part of investigation works of the existing Medieval City Wall of Ludlow Diacutt were requested to diamond drill through to full depth of the wall and extract core samples to show not only the depth but the materials in the wall and condition of the stonework.

There had to be no damage to the wall and the hole drilled in a preprepared location where a face stone had been removed to enable making good afterwards in the same stone.

The wall has always played an important role in the history of Ludlow.

The Normans didn’t build their roads for our van but we made it

The Solution

The required holes had to be hand drilled because the surface of the stone could not be damaged and the stone dating back to the 11th Century was not stable enough to mount a rig

A Hand Held Hydraulic Rig was used as this developed sufficient torque to diamond drill to an eventual depth of 2.2m  but at a lower speed to avoid the drill snatching and injuring the operative.

Diamond Drilling commenced in the location prepared by the stonemason with a face stone removed.

The hole through the stone varied in alignment, as the diamond drilling took place, due to the condition of the stone and the joints, but progress was maintained due to the power of the drill and the determination of the operative

Our Driller was very pleased with himself and fair play to him because diamond drilling with this many rods on a hand held tool was impressive. Well done Jamie

He holds the record at the moment for the deepest hole diamond drilled by hand.

Driller with the long diamond drill bit and numerous extension rods on the Hand Held Diamond Drill Motor

Examples of some of the cores extacted demonstrating the make up of the walls

The completed hole was made good by the mason in a mortar that should weather and blend in to the wall and the world will be non the wiser that a hole was drilled through the full depth of the wall.
Peace returned to Ludlow and the wall will continue to do its job.

Our Services

DIAMOND CORE DRILLING

Diamond Drilling

Diamond Core Drilling on commercial construction sites as well as in occupied office buildings and finished residential properties.

DIAMOND CONCRETE SAWING

Diamond Sawing

Diacutt provide a wide range of concrete sawing services for both commercial and domestic clients.

DIAMOND WALL SAWING
DIAMOND HYDRAULIC HAND SAWING
DIAMOND FLOOR SAWING

HYDRAULIC CONCRETE BURSTING SPECIALISTS

Hydraulic Diamond Hand Sawing

We have a range of Hydraulic Hand Saws with a cutting capacity of 100mm – 265 mm in R.C. and up to 400 mm in masonry. These saws provide flexible options in areas where clean, full depth cuts are required avoiding the use of percussive tools.

STRUCTURAL STEELWORK

Structural Steelwork

We offer a service for the installation of structural steel. We will work to your prepared drawings then supply and install the required steelwork to enable the openings in walls or floors to be formed.
TEMPORARY SUPPORT WORKS

Temporary Support Works

A Diacutt service to install needles, standard and specialist props, including diamond drilling to form the openings to receive the needles.
SELECTIVE ROBOTIC DEMOLITION

Selective Demolition

With robotic demolition provided by Diacutt Ltd, our team of experts can undertake controlled demolition internally for tasks of any scale, with reducing potential damage to the integrity of the fabric of the building.
CONCRETE REPAIR SPECIALISTS

Concrete Repair

On completion of our works everything went back to normal and no bombs were found!

HYDRAULIC CONCRETE CRUNCHING SPECIALISTS

Hydraulic Concrete Crunching

Hydraulic crunching is a technique that allows for the removal of large sections of concrete without vibration and reduced dust emissions.
HYDRAULIC CONCRETE BURSTING SPECIALISTS

Hydraulic Concrete Bursting

Where concrete has to be removed, in occupied areas, where noise and vibrations are an issue, hydraulic bursting can greatly assist in cracking the large areas of concrete to assist in the removal.

DIACUTT ACCREDITATIONS AND TRAINING

Share This