Stud Farm Tower

Prior to structural works commencing

Several structural timbers required complete replacement

Bonser Building Contractors were appointed as the contractor by Fisher German Surveyors for the works to Whatton Manor Stud Farm. The works involved repairs to a tower that over the years had become subject to rot due to the damp conditions and some initial poor design.

Bonsers was tasked with the works of removing structural parts of the tower and replacing for new whilst maintaining the structural integrity of the tower.

During the works, several rendered areas also required attention, these were removed, with new marine ply structural backings with x-mat installed and new render applied to the surfaces. Throughout there were also smaller sections of rot showing that required treatment, but not to the extent of items being replaced.

For this, our contractors use as system called Repair Care, to use this, the rotten timber was chopped back until it was completely removed, the clean timber is then primed, and the Repair Care compound is ten injected into the removed area, this eventually sets, once fully cured, it can be machined like normal timber and prevents further rot in the treated areas.

Extensive rot had begun to set in in various areas

Extensive rot had begun to set in in various areas

Render cracking shown to the face of the tower

Several panels had extensive render cracks forming, some panels the render had come away completely

Several panels had extensive render cracks forming, some panels the render had come away completely