Sometimes structural steelworks are necessary to provide the strength and stability a building needs.
Here at CGH we love a challenge! And securing the integrity of an existing building with structural steel can present a big challenge.
You will see from the images a recent shop extension we carried out the building works and discovered the old 1890s building had a structurally unsound wall that was to become the main load bearing point of the building.
The entire building needed to be strategically supported and the existing supporting steelworks had to be extended downwards into the basement on to a specially constructed piled foundation pad.
This was an unforeseen problem for our client, but you can now see his business is now a thriving convenience store safely trading on strong foundations in every sense!
New structural steelwork installed to carefully support existing rear half of house in Outwood.
Beam on columns in 3 bay garage.
Beams ready for new pitched roof.
Nice splice joint drilled in situ to hold up Holborns shop.
One of the most challenging tasks undertaken by CGH, the post you see here was sinking into its original bearing position. We carefully jacked up the entire building and extended the post into the basement.
Here you can see the owner Dean testing the workmanship!
As you can see the end result is a fine store trading on strong foundations!
Structural beams installed on our site in Orpington to hold up existing ground bearing slab.
Support steel for raised deck.