KMASS prepared the structural design of this three-storey block of flats in Muswell HIll, North London.
The upper floors contain four self contained flats, with a further flat located within the front basement.
The property had been troubled with distortions and cracking over a number of years, and previous attempts to repair had failed.
Upon instruction we reviewed the historical records and the scope of previous repairs. We prepared a remedial scheme which involved demolition & reconstruction of the entire frontage, together with underpinning to the party walls and the attached property. These measures satisfactorily restored the stability of the building.
We dealt with the Design, Contract Administration & Party Wall matters.
We were instructed by the Housing Association to investigate the cause of damage to a large residential care home in North London.
The building had been partially underpinned, following previous damage a number of years ago, but the damage had progressed further.
We carried out detailed site investigations and a three dimensional distortion survey of the building.
Our investigations enabled us to determine the cause of the further movement and we designed a remedial scheme of works in order to stabilise the building.
KMASS were extensively involved in the design of this unusual pair of four semi-detached houses in north London.
The infill and sloping site posed significant challenges for KMASS and also for the Architect. Planning restrictions controlled the profile and shape of the buildings and the height above existing ground level was severely restricted so as to minimise the impact of the development on the surrounding properties.
All four houses comprise very open plan and spacious accommodation with basement lightwells and sunken gardens.