Facade Retention & Temporary Works
Facade Retention is increasingly required to preserve part or all of the many historic, listed or architecturally unique structures and inner city projects we undertake. We work closely with clients and their professional teams from the early stages to provide practical cost effective solutions.
Demolition Services Ltd provides a complete service incorporating the structural design and erection of all forms of façade support systems. These systems enable the existing structures to be systematically removed and provide access for the integration of the existing retained façade within the new construction. Following a thorough investigation of the building, we will provide guidance on the most suitable type of retention for your property, dependent upon its location, condition and neighbouring structures.
Liaison with the local authority at an early stage within the design process is essential, not all systems of support are permitted by the respective local authorities dependant on access requirements, traffic and pedestrian volumes. Our team will arrange meetings with the local authority Engineers to run through our proposals for the temporary works.
We have experience in the use of the following systems for facades and party walls.
• Multiple Support Towers with Whalers, foundation and piled solutions
• Flying Shores and tubular struts
• Proprietary systems, RMD / MABEY etc
Our design team is expertly qualified to offer a full service from concept through to completion, including initial surveys, detailed design drawings, calculations and monitoring of the retained structure.
Retention schemes can be designed in structural steelwork, scaffold or modular formwork systems to suit the project’s needs and provide value engineered solutions.
All of the above systems can be installed sympathetically to the structure being retained, the locations of all supports are coordinated to ensure they do not clash with the follow on construction works – so however complex your facade retention project, we guarantee to find the best way to fulfil your requirements.