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Cladding Remedial Works

Cladding Remedial Works

What We Offer

As qualified specialist consultants we are able to fully diagnose and investigate instances where remedial works may be required, including structural, workmanship, compartmentation and combustibility defects of facades.

Following our extensive survey, our comprehensive report will highlight any discovered issues and outline our recommendations for remediation to ensure correct building health and safety is adhered to.

 

We offer specialist emergency works including cladding and glazing removal, scaffolding and specialist insurance works, along with semi-permanent replacement works.

FRC work with specialist access partners providing the correct solution enabling us to carry out our survey thoroughly. From cherry pickers to tracked boom lifts, abseiling and any required permits or traffic management schemes, nothing is impossible. If you have specific queries about our consultancy services or want to talk to us in more detail, do get in touch.

 

Areas of Focus

Façade Materials

 

The materials used when constructing façade systems should be structurally sound and prevent the spread of flames. It is important to ensure that the building you are responsible for is built of materials that both adhere to building regulations as well as being safely installed to a high standard, as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

We can survey your building against the as-built drawings from the time of construction and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals to inspect levels of safety and compliance.

We have an extensive knowledge of facade systems including materials such as ACM cladding (aluminium composite material), HPL cladding (high pressure laminate), polystyrene render, foam insulation, timber and other composite materials such as copper, zinc and brass.

 

Rainscreen Cladding

 

Members of our team have been involved with the design and application of rainscreen cladding systems for over 30 years. Whilst now a commonly employed solution on buildings worldwide, we often discover instances of incorrect installation which compromises the effectiveness of the ventilation or compartmentation of the system. Poorly installed rainscreen systems are also susceptible to air or water ingress problems.

Wrongly fixed systems can result in loose panels or rails, allowing for the potential for compromised integrity and a risk of falling cladding elements.

In addition to the external face, we survey, report and advise on the materials, compartmentation and installation of the sub-structure of your rainscreen cladding system, which is as important as the outer cladding.

 

Coping and Flashing Failure

 

Adverse weather can cause problems if façade elements are constructed poorly. These types of challenges are more likely to become apparent in times of temperature fluctuations, such as a change of season or during stormy weather.

We investigate coping and flashing failure that can lead to water ingress.  Our façade investigations are carried out in line with CWCT standards.

 

Façade Structural Fixing Problems

 

Poor quality, rushed or value (budget) engineered workmanship can lead to safety concerns. External cladding can mask potentially dangerous materials or installation with issues such as fixing integrity or falling panels being one of the more noticeable impacts.

Such instances can often be symptomatic of larger issues, our reporting services aim to diagnose and evaluation the risks that could affect your façade.

 

Common Concerns

Façade Materials

 

The materials used when constructing façade systems should be structurally sound and prevent the spread of flames. It is important to ensure that the building you are responsible for is built of materials that both adhere to building regulations as well as being safely installed to a high standard, as per the manufacturer’s recommendations.

We can survey your building against the as-built drawings from the time of construction and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Manuals to inspect levels of safety and compliance.

We have an extensive knowledge of facade systems including materials such as ACM cladding (aluminium composite material), HPL cladding (high pressure laminate), polystyrene render, foam insulation, timber and other composite materials such as copper, zinc and brass.

 

Rainscreen Cladding

 

Members of our team have been involved with the design and application of rainscreen cladding systems for over 30 years. Whilst now a commonly employed solution on buildings worldwide, we often discover instances of incorrect installation which compromises the effectiveness of the ventilation or compartmentation of the system. Poorly installed rainscreen systems are also susceptible to air or water ingress problems.

Wrongly fixed systems can result in loose panels or rails, allowing for the potential for compromised integrity and a risk of falling cladding elements.

In addition to the external face, we survey, report and advise on the materials, compartmentation and installation of the sub-structure of your rainscreen cladding system, which is as important as the outer cladding.

 

Coping and Flashing Failure

 

Adverse weather can cause problems if façade elements are constructed poorly. These types of challenges are more likely to become apparent in times of temperature fluctuations, such as a change of season or during stormy weather.

We investigate coping and flashing failure that can lead to water ingress.  Our façade investigations are carried out in line with CWCT standards.

 

Façade Structural Fixing Problems

 

Poor quality, rushed or value (budget) engineered workmanship can lead to safety concerns. External cladding can mask potentially dangerous materials or installation with issues such as fixing integrity or falling panels being one of the more noticeable impacts.

Such instances can often be symptomatic of larger issues, our reporting services aim to diagnose and evaluation the risks that could affect your façade.