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Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Emergency & Insurance Specialist Works

We understand the urgency to remove dangerous materials from your building as quickly as possible to ensure the safety of residents. One of our expert consultants can visit your building to carry out a site survey 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 undertake the emergency works; from cherry pickers to abseiling, our experienced teams are qualified and certified to work on any facade with specialist equipment to enable the works to be untaken in the most efficient manner.

 

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/defective insulation
  • Replacement/installation of defective or absent cavity barriers
  • Removal of defective copings & flashings, specialising in high rise buildings
  • Structural repairs
  • Refitting any cladding/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 Found On Buildings

 

  • Aluminium composite material (ACM) is a flat panel made from 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 needs a safety check to confirm the core material in the cladding is a material 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 (around 30/40%). Among these various layers are ones with overlay paper, decorative paper and Kraft paper (around 60/70%). HPL panels consist of about 60-70% paper and about 30-40% thermosetting resins. Statistics show that some HPL products have a 33% higher burn rate (based on MJ/kg) than some aluminium composite materials.
  • Other materials that are of concern which are currently being testing with the BRE include zinc composite material, copper composite material, aluminium honeycomb, brick slip systems and reconstituted stone.

Abseiling 

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

Truck Mounted Cherry Picker

  • Height – up to 90mtrs
  • Generally, works on road or private road with suitable access
  • Site location depending
  • Soft pedestrian management
  • Permit and possible traffic management

Scissor Lift

  • Height – up to 34mtrs
  • Works on pedestrian pavement

Tracked Spiders

  • Height – up to 37mtrs
  • Works in Court Yard
  • Limited/restricted access or works on lawn area’s

Hybrid Booms

  • Various applications
  • Private road
  • Less noise & emission disturbance to local residents/businesses

Aluminium Scaffold Tower

  • Height – up to 12mtr
  • Very limited access
  • No Mewp suitable
  • Low level works
  • Consultant has to self-erect