Up dated 8th November 2011
MBE Consultants in Technical Refurbishment LLP

Cornish house

Their Construction

Typically single storey ground floor PRC columns with unreinforced concrete panels between with timber mansard roof above. 2 to 4 PRC floor beams in firts floor but twin column early variant with chlorides present cause concern. Many now clad but hide structural elements & still exhibit high heat loss through mansard walls

TIMBER Frames & insulation in place

Special MBE frames

Designed with cladding system to take the structural loads.Design Reg 4005881/2 with Patent Office

All works carried outside with limited disruption to tenants

Alternative masonry replacement

External concrete all removed

 Foundations re-used & first floor mansard roof & rooms retained. New external walls need tenants to be decanted so that internal props & refurbishment take place

Proprietry cladding fixed

Specific cladding for structural strength

Durability currently in excess of 25 years with NO maintenance

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