Structural Work

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Structural work is the particular method of assembling and constructing structural elements of a building so that they support and transmit applied loads safely to the ground without exceeding the allowable stresses in the members.

There are three basic types of structures: shell structures, frame structures and solid structures.

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Demolition

Demolition, or razing, is the science and engineering in safely and efficiently tearing down of buildings and other man-made structures.

Demolition contrasts with deconstruction, which involves taking a building apart while carefully preserving valuable elements for reuse purposes.

 

Propping & Pinning

Propping is about preventing a structure falling over or slipping over usually by placing something underneath or against it.

Pinning or underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. Underpinning may be necessary for a variety of reasons:

  • The original foundation isn't strong or stable enough.
  • The usage of the structure has changed.

Steelworks

Structural steelwork is generally used to form a the 'skeleton' frame of a building or other built asset, typically consisting of columns and beams which are riveted, bolted or welded together.

The processes involve lifting and placing components into position, then connecting them together. Generally this is achieved through bolting but sometimes site welding is used. The assembled frame needs to be aligned before bolting up is completed, and the structure handed over to the principal contractor.

Alterations

Defined as "changes made to a building during its remodeling," alterations examples are increasing or reducing floor area, making or closing openings, erecting or demolishing walls, etc.

Alteration projects are defined at three basic scales: refurbishment of an area within a building, such as a floor or a suite; major renovation of an entire structure; and upgrade/ restoration of historic structures.

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"Bristol has loads of building companies but Archway is different from the norm."

— Brian Noble

"Needed someone to look at and repair our brickwork. Really pleased I got in touch with Paul."

— JEREMY LARSON

"Our house needed totally repointing and Archway did an amazing job. Thank you."

— ERIC HART

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— KELLY MURRAY

"We wanted to put drainage under our garden and didn't know where to start. Archway did a great job and it's usable all year now."

— Sarah Stewart

"Your team have been wonderful to have around. We have really enjoyed their company, expertise and help. They have all been reliable, hard working and personable." — Mrs W, Clevedon

"We just wanted to write and say a huge thank you for building our extension. We are absolutely delighted with it and more so how well the project has gone for us."

"It seems very quiet here now that all your men have gone, they were a pleasure to have around although I am enjoying getting straight again! We are delighted with the work." - Mavis & Eric, Nailsea

"I have no problem recommending Archway. I removed my conservatory and replaced it with a new kitchen; the old external kitchen wall was removed and now forms a snug with logger burner being installed. At the same time I’ve had a small extension to the side forming utility and shower rooms, all this being done whilst living there!" - Keith, Portishead