Temporary Propping Systems
As part of our cutting and drilling services here at Diamond Drilling UK, we offer temporary support in the form of temporary propping systems in order to carry out any of this work whereby it may have an impact on the building’s existing structure. Most of the work we do is carried out on structures that are being remodelled or renovated in some way, so when making these changes to a building, it is vital not to cause any damage to any other areas of the building.
When making a structural opening, this involves cutting a gap in a load bearing wall or another structural element of the building. For this reason, temporary support is needed whilst the load that rests on the wall is transferred to the ground by another method. An example of the temporary propping system we use would make use of both metal and wooden elements to form a framework that is able to hold the necessary weight whilst the work is being completed.
Once the opening has been cut, typically, we will insert lintel or steel and the building of the back wall can be completed. After this has been done, the structure will then be able to be self-supporting and at this point the temporary support may be removed. There may also be other times where a temporary propping system is not required, but at Diamond Drilling UK we err on the side of caution for everyone’s peace of mind.
In our many years of experience, we know that it is not always easy to understand the stability of a structure prior to beginning the work. We use such temporary support systems in order to take a precautionary measure, erecting these propping systems before we begin the task in hand. We ask that you clear the area as we then transform within the required space.
For more information about our temporary support and propping systems or any other services from us, please get in touch with the team today.