Heritage Repairs and Maintenance

heritage & historical restorations

Heritage Repairs and Maintenance

Undertaking minor heritage repairs and maintenance can prevent a buildings defects becoming major rectification works and costing more in repairs. Whether your building is a high-density residential or commercial tower block, a warehouse or a free dwelling home there are … Read more

Stone Wall Repairs

Stone Wall Repairs – Historic Hillview

Helitec was called upon to undertake stone wall repairs at Turramurra. Turramurra is an  Aboriginal word which is thought to mean either high hill, big hill, high place, or small watercourse. The Aboriginal reference of high hill covered the range from Pymble to Turramurra The Hillview estate is … Read more

pre-war bungalow repairs

Pre-War Bungalow Repairs

Helitec Structural Services have successfully completed many pre-war bungalow repairs in NSW. There are common problems with pre-war bungalows that have a long boundary wall adjacent to an internal hallway. Often the separation of the walls from the building substructures … Read more

Brickie's sand

What’s wrong with brickie’s sand?

What’s wrong with brickie’s sand? Simple shake test surveys of common “brickie’s sands” show that almost all typically exceed (some by up to three times) the maximum (10%) clay content permitted by Australian Standards (AS4773.2, Section 3.2.3) for use in … Read more

Helifix brick ties

Double Bay Restoration

The partial collapse of the external brickwork of a neighbouring apartment block, due to corroded cavity wall ties, promoted the owners of this harbour side apartment building in Double Bay to engage an Engineer to also investigate and report on … Read more

Francis Greenway Gets A Face Lift

Francis Greenway – LIVERPOOL TAFE COLLEGE HISTORY The former Liverpool Hospital complex is of State significance as one of the oldest, substantially intact colonial hospital complexes in Australia. Helitec were called in to undertake historical restoration of failing arches. Built by … Read more