Clearly subsidence can affect many parts of a building and nowhere is damage more apparent than in the superstructure.
We have built our team of finishing skills as our client’s demand for a comprehensive service has grown over the years. This now covers superstructure, repairs and decoration as well as the formation and finishing of basements.
Typically, works involve repairing cracks through walls; restoring features damaged by movement resulting from subsidence. We also specialise in the realignment of doors, window frames and openings that have moved as well as bay windows and external walls. Our techniques for repairing cracks include cutting and restitching brickwork in matching bricks and using resin injection techniques on cracks on the harder materials found in modern buildings.
We are expert in fitting Helibars to repair a series of cracks and for structural tying. Damaged bay windows and external walls can be taken down, and rebuilt with new foundations, including the restoration of complex stonework or exterior plaster decoration.
Using Purkelly to restore interiors and redecorate properties which we have underpinned makes sense for many clients and their professional advisers.
We are expert in providing qualified and – where necessary – registered staff including electricians, plumbers, bricklayers, joiners, period tilers, fibrous plasterers, decorators and landscapers.
As experts and committed professionals in these specialised skills we understand how much original features can mean to owners and therefore make every effort to provide a perfect match with new or specially sourced original and second-hand materials.
The full range of skills and expert tradespeople we have gained access to over the years also make Purkelly the ideal partner for other insured perils such as flood, fire, storm and impact damage and we have successfully completed many of each type of these claims for our insurer and loss adjuster clients. Small building projects are also undertaken for some clients.