Steel Framed House Repairs & Surveys by – Steel Frame Repairs Ltd.

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That’s why we offer expert repairs across the UK for steel frames in homes and buildings of all types and sizes. Our team of experienced technicians has the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and repair any issue with your steel frame, from corrosion and weakening to damage and deterioration.

Whether you need repairs for your steel frame house, steel frame building, or any other type of steel frame structure, our team is here to help.

Contact Email: in**@st***************.uk Phone: 023 8166 1411

Time to repair?

As per the Building Research Establishment, it is recommended that steel frame properties should be inspected every 20 years. If you haven’t had your property inspected in the past two decades, it’s time to consider a check-up. At Steel Frame Repairs, we understand the importance of maintaining your property’s structural integrity. Whether you require a swift inspection due to the sale of your property or just want to ensure your peace of mind, our team of experts can meet your needs.

What is a steel frame survey?

A steel frame survey is a comprehensive assessment of the condition of a building’s steel frame. The survey aims to identify any defects, deterioration, or other issues that may affect the structural integrity of the building. Steel frame surveys are typically conducted by qualified professionals with experience in structural engineering and building surveying.

Steel frame surveys are necessary to ensure the safety and longevity of a building. By identifying and addressing issues early on, building owners can avoid costly repairs and potential safety hazards. Additionally, steel frame surveys are often required by insurance companies or local building codes.

Whether you need a steel frame survey for your steel frame house, steel frame building, or any other type of steel frame structure, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our expert steel frame repair services.

What does a steel frame survey involve?

A steel frame survey typically involves a visual inspection of the steel frame, including:

 – Checking for signs of corrosion, cracking, or distortion

 – Assessing the condition of steel connections, bolts, and welds

 – Examining the steel frame’s foundation and support structure

Additionally, a steel frame survey may involve non-destructive testing methods, such as ultrasonic testing or magnetic particle inspection, to identify defects not visible to the naked eye.

When was yours last looked at? Is it time to book an inspection now? By knowing the condition of your steel frame you are not committing to getting it repaired but empowering yourself to plan for the future.

Why are steel frame surveys necessary?

Steel frame surveys are necessary to ensure the safety and longevity of a building. By identifying and addressing issues early on, building owners can avoid costly repairs and potential safety hazards. Additionally, steel frame surveys are often required by insurance companies or local building codes. 

If you’re interested in getting a steel frame survey for your building, we would be happy to help! At Steel Frame Repairs, we encourage you to book an appointment with us so we can schedule your survey and ensure the ongoing safety and longevity of your building.

Other services for steel frames

In addition to steel frame surveys and repairs, Steel Frame Repairs offers a range of other services to ensure the safety and longevity of your building’s steel frame. We repair steel frames found on cranes, pylons and masts as well as other steel structures but we also specialise is the repair of Non-Traditional Steel Framed Houses (houses built of non-traditional construction). We can also repair damage caused by accident or malicious intent.

Simply visit steelframerepairs.co.uk/other-services to find out more.

Steel-framed houses & Stanchion Repair

Many steel frame houses were built in the 1960’s with a design life of 50 years or less, however the BISF House built just after the Second World War, was built as a permanent dwelling, with a similar lifespan to that of a brick house. In the past few years mortgage companies have been alerted to the fact that there may be an increased risk associated with some non-traditional property types, so they sometimes insist on a full structural survey prior to lending.

Often the engineer finds rust on the stanchions which if not addressed could lead to more serious problems. Usually we work directly for the property owner to resolve the issues outlined in an engineer’s report or as part of a routine maintenance plan which is advised for steel frame houses. On completion we provide the client with a certificate that is recognised by mortgage companies for lending purposes.

Repairing domestic steel-framed properties

The repair of a steel frame house requires us to open up the wall externally and sometimes cut holes in the plaster finishes internally to gain access to the frame. With adequate access provided we clean, treat and repair the steelwork as necessary. Together with a chartered structural engineer we have developed an unobtrusive yet effective repair system. Furthermore it is usually necessary to remove cavity wall insulation if present, install vents in the roof if none are fitted and lower ground levels next to the walls to reduce the chance of water reaching the steel frame. As standard we reinstate all brickwork, plasterboard, floor finishes and skirting boards with a first coat of filler applied to plaster surfaces inside. If necessary we can redecorate.

Please contact us if you have a steel framed property or any other steel structure that may need repair.

Metal-framed houses in the UK

Below is a comprehensive list of metal-framed houses in the UK that we are familiar with. Even if your property type is not listed, we are still likely to be able to help you.

  • Adams
  • AGB Modular 6
  • AIROH Temporary Bungalow
  • Aluminium Bungalow BL8
  • Aluminium House
  • Anchorloc
  • Arcal
  • Arcon
  • Arcon Temporary Bungalow
  • Arlon
  • Arrowhead
  • Atherton
  • Atholl 1926
  • Atholl 1945
  • Atholl 1951
  • Anderson Permanent House
  • Bailey Stratton
  • Beanland No 1
  • Birmingham Corporation
  • Birmingham Corporation Type ST
  • BISF Type A
  • BISF Type A1
  • BISF Type B
  • BISF Type C
  • B-J
  • Boyd
  • Braby
  • Braddock
  • Braithwaite
  • British Housing
  • Broadway
  • Brodie
  • Buchan
  • Buckwyn
  • Canister
  • Clements
  • Conatus
  • Connell
  • Copeland
  • Cornes
  • Coseley
  • Coventry Corporation
  • Craig Atholl
  • Crane
  • Cranwell
  • Cruden
  • Cussins
  • Denis Poulton
  • Dennis
  • Dennis-Wild
  • Discus
  • Dorlonco
  • Duplex Sheath
  • Falkiner Nuttall
  • Fewac
  • Fillod
  • Fincast
  • Formula
  • Fromson
  • Gateshead Corporation
  • Gee Walker & Slater
  • Grenfell Baines
  • Grid
  • Hawthorn Leslie
  • Hillcon
  • Hills Presweld
  • Hitchins
  • Homeville Industrialised
  • Howard Type A
  • Howard Type B
  • IBIS
  • Integer
  • Intercon
  • Kelvin
  • Keyhouse Unibuilt
  • Kingstone
  • Langlands
  • Liverpool Corporation
  • Livett-Cartwright
  • Lowton-Cubitt
  • Macfarlane
  • Mackay H & Sons
  • MC2
  • Mark
  • Minox
  • Modform
  • MOHLG 5M
  • Mucklow Plan
  • Multispan
  • New Georgian
  • Nissen-Petren
  • Northern Ideal Homesteads
  • Nuttall Building System
  • Nuttall Mk II
  • Open System Building
  • Opperman
  • Paragon
  • Parcrete
  • Phoenix Temporary Bungalow
  • Portal Temporary Bungalow
  • Procol
  • Quality
  • Reith
  • Resiform
  • Riley
  • Roften
  • Rothschild
  • Rotinoff
  • RTB Temporary Bungalow
  • Rubery Owen
  • Sanders-Foster
  • Scott & Middleton
  • Seco
  • Shipston Aluminium
  • Spaceway
  • Steane
  • Stewart & Lloyd
  • Structural and Mechanical Engineering
  • Stuart
  • Stuart Scheme II
  • Swiftplan Multiflex H
  • Symplex
  • Telford
  • Thames
  • Thermostatic Steel House
  • Thorncliffe
  • Town & Vale
  • Trellit
  • Trusteel 3M
  • Trusteel Mk II
  • TSB
  • Tubrick
  • Turner & Newall
  • Unitroy
  • Universal Temporary Bungalow
  • Universal Type I
  • Universal Type II
  • Veneercraft
  • Waldic
  • WH
  • Wilson

Steel Frame Inspection
When inspecting a steel-framed property it is usually necessary to expose stanchions in the walls to check their condition. The three main methods of gaining access are:

Removing bricks externally
Cutting away panels of plasterboard internally
Using our digital endoscope inspection camera by making a small hole internally or externally.
Our experience of repairing steel frame buildings can help during the process of inspecting a steel frame property to ensure the needs of the engineer are met.

We assist engineers with this task either invoicing the engineer or client as preferred. Access holes are made good once the engineer has completed the inspection and the site is left tidy.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss any aspect of steel frame inspection or repair.

Working with property owners
We are keen to work with all property owners, whether you have a commercial or residential property.

Structural Repairs Ltd offers a range of services to help clients address the main technical issues experienced when being a property owner. By merging general building techniques with structural and mechanical engineering we are able to undertake more technical work than a standard firm of builders.

Traditional skills and modern techniques

We combine the traditional building trades such as roofing, carpentry, bricklaying and plastering with specialist skills such as metal working, masonry stabilisation and structural engineering to address the more complicated problems affecting a property.

Structural engineering

With our in-house engineering capabilities we are often able to design works at the quotation stage and in situations where a structural engineer is required we can either provide this as part of our service, or work to your engineer’s specification. It is usually possible for us to determine whether a structural engineer is needed from an enquiry over the telephone so if you are unsure or need some advice please feel free to contact us.

Bespoke work
We undertake work on both domestic and commercial property and can complete either just the specialist structural component of the works or the ‘making good’ as well. We are able to incorporate structural repair work into a larger building project as part of our bespoke services.

Guarantee and certification
All work is guaranteed for two years as standard with a longer guarantee available on request. Our Helifix services are guaranteed for 10 years and remedial wall ties are guaranteed for 20 years, both indemnified and backed by the Consumer Protection Association. We aim to minimise any impact our works may have on the occupants of a property and we are happy to listen to a client’s suggestions in situations where there are special requirements.

Should you require our services please contact us for a quotation or to discuss how we can help you.

Email: in**@st***************.uk Phone: 023 8166 1411
Steel Frame Repairs Ltd

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