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Emergency Works

Emergency Works

Emergency & Insurance Specialist Works

We understand the urgency when required to remove combustible materials from your building to ensure the safety of residents. One of our expert consultants can visit your building to carry out a site survey allowing us to determining the correct course of action. Following assessment, we work swiftly to plan the project, minimising disruption to residents or tenants whilst implementing the correct solution.

Access challenges are not a barrier to undertaking the emergency works and with access to cherry pickers, scaffolding and abseiling solutions, our supply chain partners are qualified and certified to work on any facade with the specialist equipment required.

 

We are able to offer you the following emergency services:

  • Defective cladding and glazing removal to ensure buildings safety
  • Semi-permanent repairs and water proofing
  • Supply and erection of scaffolding
  • Asbestos removal
  • Removal of combustible or defective insulation
  • Replacement/installation of defective or absent cavity barriers
  • Removal of defective copings and flashings, specialising in high rise buildings
  • Structural repairs
  • Refitting any cladding or glazing installed incorrectly

Once your emergency issue has been resolved, if necessary, we can provide you with a fully detailed action plan covering the next steps required for your building and its safety.

 

For further information or to enquire about a building please contact us below:

 

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Dangerous Materials

 

  • Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) is a family of flat panel cladding products made from external aluminium sheets bonded to a non-aluminium core.
  • If a building is 18 metres or over and has ACM panels, the owner must make sure the panels meet the latest building regulations. The owner must undertake government sponsored tested by BRE to gauge if the core material in the cladding is of limited combustibility (this includes materials of Class A2-s3, d2 or better to meet BS EN 13501-1).
  • High Pressure Laminate (HPL) panels are made from resin impregnated cellulose layers that are cured under heat and high pressure. Amongst these layers are overlay paper, decorative paper or Kraft paper. HPL panels consist of approximately 60-70% paper-type products and 30-40% thermosetting resins. Statistics show that some HPL products have a 33% higher burn rate (based on MJ/kg) than some ACM products. Government tests are ongoing with potential for sponsored testing similar to that available for ACM.
  • Other materials of concern currently undergoing testing include zinc composite material, copper composite material, aluminium honeycomb, brick slip systems and reconstituted stone. Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) render systems may be added to this list in the near future.
  • Insulation such as Polyurethane (PUR), Polyisocyanurate (PIR) and Phenolic foams along with the aforementioned EPS backed render can also be highly combustible and identification and remediation of these materials is as important as addressing the external cladding panels.

Access Solutions

 

Abseiling 

  • Enables access to all buildings types no matter the height and size of the building
  • Minimal disruption

Truck Mounted Cherry Pickers

  • Height – up to 90 metres
  • Can be set up on pavements, roads or private estates with suitable access
  • Site location depending
  • Soft pedestrian management
  • Council Permit and traffic management may be required

Scissor Lifts

  • Height – up to 34 metres
  • Works on pedestrian pavements
  • No outreach required

Tracked Spiders

  • Height – up to 37 metres
  • Can be deployed in courtyards
  • Used for limited/restricted access areas or works on soft ground

Hybrid Booms

  • Height – up to 55 metres
  • Flexible applications
  • Able to access more areas than a cherry picker

Scaffolding

  • No height limit
  • Bespoke design
  • Allows extensive working from an area of safety
  • Permits required
  • Ideal for project work