James Lockyer Associates Ltd
Oakland Mews, Liskeard
CornwallPL14 3UX
01579 344771
Finished project
The Finished Building
Bridges and Walkways
Completed project
During construction
Underpinning reinforcement
Reinforcement for new patio
Completed Project
View from the new balcony
Completed works
Completed project
Completed project

Cracking in Buildings


Liskeard, Cornwall


Citizens Advice Bureau


Total Repair Service (TRS)

Contract Value


Services Provided

Building Regulations
Contract Administration
Listed Building Consent
Planning Permission
Project Management
Site Investigation
Structural Design
Structural Drawing & Detailing
Structural Survey
Tendering Process

The Project

The CAB is located in a Grade II listed building in the centre of Liskeard.  The end gable is a thick stone wall predominantly clad with vertically hung slate.  Internally, cracking has occurred on this wall around ceiling and wall corners.

James Lockyer Associates determined that the cracking was due to outwards movement of the gable wall and recommended that the wall be tied back to the rest of the structure by installing lateral restraint ties through the wall to prevent further movement.

The tie bars were concealed within the depth of the walls and floor structure so that the end result is hidden from view.  Following the installation of the ties, the cracks were filled and the affected areas redecorated.

  • If you have a crack like this, you need help!
  • Repairs underway
  • During repairs
  • Finished and re-decorated