Case Studies

Beswick Co-op, Manchester

22.08.2019
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We were approached by Great Places Housing Group following complaints of water ingress by residents into various apartments to the upper parts at this Grade 11 listed residential building in Manchester.

We were asked to carry out inspections to the parapet gutters, roof slopes and dormer window constructions as well as the faience & parapet at the uppermost level on the front elevation of the building.

Additionally, we were instructed to carry out an inspection to the remainder of the building in order to determine it’s condition and produce a costed programme for any remedial works that were identified […]

Houseman Close, Chester

22.08.2019
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We were approached by Muir Housing in the summer of 2016 with a request to carry out a  measured survey in order to draw up plans/submit for approval for a  single storey extension in order to provide an independent bedroom and en-suite for a child with deteriorating mobility.

IGL provided a full Design, Cost Control and Site Monitoring service plus co-ordinating the structural engineers services to provide a specialist foundation design.

The works were carefully co-ordinated to minimize the disruption to the existing tenants, who remained in occupation whilst the works were undertaken.

IGL also assisted […]

Stafford SA Hall

22.08.2019
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IGL were initially appointed by the Salvation Army to carry out a survey to establish the extent of the essential repair works that were required to the premises.

We were asked to prepare a schedule of works for the remedial/maintenance works and tender the work out to local contractors.

Whilst still in the tender process, we received news that the hall had been subject to an arson attack. The fire devastated the roof and everything inside.

The Salvation Army increased the scope of works following this turn of events.

Prior to any works starting, the site was secured with […]

Tissington Court, Ashbourne

22.08.2019
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IGL were initially appointed by MD Insurance Services Ltd to carry out a Defects Investigation to the render finish on a 3 storey block of apartments. IGL reported back to the client and were then asked to provide a specification of works, contract admin and site monitoring services.

The location of the building meant that it was highly exposed to the weather elements. This problem was found to be exacerbated by the poorly designed balconies to apartments above ground floor level. Pointing between the stones was also found to be poor/cracked with mortar missing.

There were abutment deficiencies and […]