Swinton Flats Refurbishment
Barry Morris
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CRL Chesterfield are currently completing the works to Swinton Flats in Rotherham South Yorkshire, which comprise the repairs to the hollow core plank floor slab to 9nr blocks of flats. The Chesterfield team bid against several contractors for the project, some of which eventually pulled out of pricing the scheme due to the difficult and challenging nature of the works.
These works were based on a 42-week programme duration. We are on programme despite the numerous challenges that had to be overcome with regards the access, working in confined spaces, dealing with asbestos, installing forced ventilation and the changes in materials.
Our works involve removing all defective concrete, preparing the steel, and coating with Sika repair products. The repair is then built up in thicknesses as detailed on the product datasheets and finished off to a smooth finish. The rest of the area is then protected using SikaGard FerroGard 903 and then coat with SikaGard 706 Thixo.

Quote from the Client - Rotherham Council

“Overall, there has been some difficult problems we have had to overcome on site but the whole team has managed to pull together and get the works back on track after falling behind earlier on in the project. This project has also been great in developing relationships between CRL, Equans and Rotherham Council that I am certain will lead to further works being offered to CRL.”