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CONCRETE

REPAIR
Concrete repairs to the bell tower of
St Richards Church, Hanworth

St Richard Church

The Brief

Carry out concrete repairs to various high level areas of the bell tower to St Richards Church, Hanworth

The Solution

One of the biggest challenges on this contract was gaining access to the areas that needed repairing.

We had originally planned to use a mobile hydraulic arm to allow us to reach the area of works however this was not feasible due to the limited access points which meant hydraulic booms were not able to reach the required locations.

Our next option was to erect an adaptable tower scaffold, around the existing bell tower structure mounted on top of the lower roof of the church as shown in the photos. Initially it was thought a tower scaffold could not be used due to the multiple pitches of the available base points but using adjustable legs and outriggers this was achieved safely and suitable access provided.

All loose concrete was carefully removed avoiding any further damage and a clean edge and shoulder formed by Diamond Hand Sawing.

The repair was carried out using a specialist cementitious Fosroc Renderoc HB Mortar with Nitobond HAR Primer applied to the concrete surfaces prior to coating. All rust had been removed from the reinforcement and the primer Nitoprime Zincrich Plus applied to the steel surfaces.

Our operatives left a clean neat and strong repair as per the photos below which will serve the church well for many years to come. They even managed to fix the bell itself which had previously seized and remained silent for many years! Happy days.

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Client Testimonial

Diacutt operatives left a clean, neat and strong repair which will serve the church well for many years to come. They even managed to fix the bell itself, which had previously seized and remained silent for many years!

Happy days!

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DIAMOND CORE DRILLING

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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

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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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