Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

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Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

Postby Annabel (admin) » Sat May 19, 2018 11:31 am

Council building experts were called in to save two family homes in Balham that were in danger of collapsing.

Work being carried out in a basement at a terraced property in Cathles Road disturbed the foundations and prompted fears that both it and a neighbouring property could partially collapse.


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Firefighters who’d been called to the scene by the builders immediately summoned staff in the council’s building control service who pumped tonnes of concrete into the basement and then erected scaffolding to stabilise the two stricken buildings.


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Re: Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

Postby Tibu » Mon May 21, 2018 7:14 am

I'm not surprised, if it's in the hands of building companies like some that are advertised on sites like this... That's all I will say.
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Re: Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

Postby Ensoul.co.uk » Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am

This is a shocking situation and extremely distressing for the owners of all the properties concerned. I am not commenting on the cause of the fault, however, I will re-iterate the importance of engaging professional Architectural Designers/Project Managers from the outset on basement projects who can ensure qualified specialist with deep skills/expertise are engaged at the right stages of the project including Structural Engineers, Geo-technical Surveyors, specialist basement contractors, etc.
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Re: Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

Postby Nw1981 » Mon May 21, 2018 12:02 pm

Anyone know which company we're doing the basement?
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Re: Basement work almost causes two SW12 houses to collapse

Postby MrsOctober » Tue May 22, 2018 5:46 pm

Has anyone found out which basement company was carrying out the work?