How does facade retention work?

September 15, 2010

Burnfield Demolition not only carries out general demolition work & asbestos removal around Scotland & England but specialises in all types of shoring and facade retention.

Facade retention is the removal of a buildings internal floors & walls whilst retaining the original front or outer walls. This requirement has become more common due to buildings becoming listed because of their historical nature or architectural importance.

Critical items to be considered are:

  • Design – internal/external
  • Kentledge – the weights required to support the retention system and facade.
  • Retention system – scaffold, steel, proprietary system i.e R.M.D. (rapid metal developments)
  • Foundations – ground bearings, piled or mini piled.

Our staff are all highly skilled and have extensive experience in constructing facade retention systems from original design conception and calculations through to ground works assembly including concrete base construction and subsequent dismantling.

Recent projects include:-
Chesser Animal Auction House, Edinburgh
Town Hall, Court house & Police Station, Rothesay, Isle of Bute
Quarry Street, Hamilton

Images give a view of a completed facade retention in Hamilton, Scotland.