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TEMPORARY SUPPORT & STRUCTURAL STEELWORK

KENSINGTON
Temporary props and needles, demolish brickwork and blockwork walls, install permanent steel frames

Kensington High Street, London

The Brief

Requirement: Temporary support & Structural Steelwork

Install temporary props and needles, demolish the existing brickwork and blockwork walls and install permanent steel frames to site specifications.

The Solution

We began by diamond drilling 8no. 300mm dia. pockets in an existing brickwork wall to facilitate the installation of temporary – 203mm x 203mm needles. Steel needles were lifted into place and installed with a spreader beam across the bottom ready for the installation of mechanical props.

Mechanical props were then bolted in place, dry packed in position and left to set. Our operatives then removed the centre of the existing brickwork wall using diamond hydraulic hand saws and percussive breakers.

Once cleared, new steel columns and beams were delivered to site and unloaded from the high street into the entrance and onto a bogey trolley using the Hiab crane. With limited access and steels for each of the openings weighing approx. 2no. tonnes, getting the steels safely into the building was one of the biggest challenges on this contract. The steels were wheeled into the building and a genie hoist was used to lift steel from the trolley and place on timber next to area of work.

Connection plates were then welded to each column leg and the end of each horizontal beam ready to be installed. Using a block & tackle and genie hoist columns and beams were lifted and bolted in place.

Needles and props were then removed and the pockets created for the needles were then bricked up.

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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

Specialist in cementitious and resin mortars to repair damaged concrete to high strength and bond. High strength fixings to all diameters and depths. Joint repair to stabilise weak or cracked wall.
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.

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