CRL Refurbish Student Accomodation

Concrete Repairs Ltd (CRL) was employed as the Principal Contractor to undertake a concrete condition survey, carry out concrete repairs and apply a protective decorative coatings to the external concrete façades of the Opal Villas student accommodation building.

Following CRL Surveys Ltd condition inspection report from 2016, CRL was employed by iQ Student Accommodation to provide full design access scaffolding to all perimeter external areas. 

Further to scaffolding erection, CRL undertook condition hammer test survey to identify all delaminated, defective, loose, spalled concrete for repair. All defective perimeter concrete elements including concrete frame and mullions along with concrete aggregate panels were repaired by carefully cutting out defective concrete back to sound using lightweight breakers, reinforcement cleaned, primed, shuttered and reinstated. The areas were reinstated using Sika Monotop 614f and Mapei Mapegrout Hi-Flow conforming to BSEN1504-R4 Cementitious repair mortar.

Following the completion of concrete repairs, all concrete surfaces were lightly pressure-washed and cleaned down followed by the application of new decorative anti-carbonation coatings. Balcony metal work balustrades were redecorated and defective mastic was replaced in sections as agreed.

Scope of works:

      • Principal Contractor Duties
      • Design & install access scaffolding
      • Concrete condition survey
      • Concrete repairs
      • Decorative anti-carbonation painting

"I have found working with Martyn Lewis extremely easy and straightforward despite a number of potential issues that we have come up against during the contract - he has been willing to make suggestions to overcome any obstacles and has been proactive for the duration of the works to ensure that we deliver the project to the end-client. Similarly, Andy Barley, on site, has been very good in the way that matters have been programmed and handled and his constant liaison with the client site manager." 

iQ Accommodation (Fulkers Consultants)

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