Defects Analysis – Frost damage

Client: Private
Status: Completed December 2022
Role: Building Surveyor
Sector: Commercial

The property is a nursing home in Milton Keyes, subject to development review.  A high level of frost damage was evident at low level on the external walls and boundary walls.   Frost damage is caused by moisture freezing in the brickwork. It can occur as cracks, stone splinters and swelling of the material.  Additional defects viewed included historic structural movements, wet rot within primary and secondary timbers, rising damp etc.

Our role was to assess the extent of defects present and specifying remedial solutions to inform the development appraisal.  This included desk top studies, inspections of the interior and exterior fabric and services, together with the  coordination of the services consultants.

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