Superprops are an efficient way to support existing walls, roof sections or beams on your refurbishment projects, whether they be residential, commercial or industrial. This residential project in Carlton of course was no different. When this builder research the internet and found us I’m sure he was glad that he found a propping specialist. Preston not only provided him with heavy duty props he required but also provided him with a complete propping solution for his project.
The scope of works required this builder to knock out the entire ground to first floor brick wall. Install a steel lintel at the 1st floor level to support the second floor brick wall and then install a glass wall from ground floor to the first floor.
The second floor brick wall of course could not be disturbed during the entire process. As you can see from the adjacent photo, what initially seemed to be a difficult exercise turned out to be a simple task with the use of Preston’s acrow props Superprops range.
Holes were knocked through the double skin brick wall at the 1stfloor level and 1.75m x 200UB temporary steel needles was then inserted through the openings. One Preston Superprop was then positioned under each end of the needles and placed in the U-Head jacks. These were then tighten up until the full load of the second floor brick wall was fully supported.
Diagonal braces were then installed between the props to ensure that the load could not shift sideways. Once everything was in place, the remaining brick wall between the ground floor and the underside of the first floor could be removed.
A steel lintel was installed under the second floor brick wall and props were removed. The glass wall was measured and installed to suit.
This entire process took the builder about 10 working days to complete and the job was a success for both the builder and their client.
So if you are ever doing a similar job you must always ensure that
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