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A Little Bit of Rust

A brick pier had the benefit of 3 structural engineers looking at it; the first missed the secret hidden behind the crack; the second engineer removed a brick and correctly deduced a steel column hidden behind the brickwork, however, misjudged its size and recommended the building was propped up while the column was replaced. Elmstone Design LLP were the third Structural Engineer called on because of the costs of replacing the column. We removed two bricks and determined the actual column size and extent of corrosion and prepared a scheme to strengthen the column, amending the weathering details to prevent future corrosion at a fraction of the original estimate.

A Brick Pier?
Puff Pastry Steel Column with concrete infill to brickwork
Repaired Steel Column protected by avoiding mistakes of the past
Non cracking Brick Pier being built

Quotes and Client Testimonials

"Superb advice and support - recommended Elmstone have supporting and working with Northwood House Charitable Trust for the past three years - in that time their technical expertise, support and advice has been exemplary. During this time major projects have included the restoration of the Rotunda car park and walls, extensive roof works and a major structural project to support the main ceiling and central building core. Their innovative design has now been put forward for an RIBA award and their eventual solution was 70% less that other designs. Recently Elmstone were the consulting engineers on the first phase of the 300 year old main barn project - designing the entire framework and overseeing the successful project. We are now working on Phase 2 of the HLF bid for the restoration of the iconic Grade II Church Lodge - having successfully submitted phase one. Elmstone have driven and supported the entire listed Building consent process. Tim Wander - Major Projects Manager - Northwood House Charitable Trust."- Yell Review 2