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    Default Flooded Lockwood buildings

    Has anyone had any experience with remediating the effects of flooding in a lockwood building? A building survey has indicated that the bottom three boards of a Lockwood timber building in Edgecumbe will need to be replaced after the recent flooding. The building is about 30 years old and I understand that they are constructed from the bottom up making it very difficult to replace the bottom boards which have an aluminum outer cladding.

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    wouldnt that be the insurance co's problem?

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    my understanding is they were/are slotted together tongue + groove from the bottom up

    and then maybe tied together with steel rods...

    bare wood inside and alloy sheathed on outside walls

    while it would be technically possible to support the roof + upper walls with internal jacks and structure it would seem more practical to simply dehumidify the hell out of everything....

    or knock it down and build again

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    Ask Lockwood. They should have some idea's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shalodge View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with remediating the effects of flooding in a lockwood building? A building survey has indicated that the bottom three boards of a Lockwood timber building in Edgecumbe will need to be replaced after the recent flooding. The building is about 30 years old and I understand that they are constructed from the bottom up making it very difficult to replace the bottom boards which have an aluminum outer cladding.
    Had a talk to the local Chemdry guys who are working there. It seems that Lockwoods manage well with this. Dry them out and all is good.
    Done a few before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Had a talk to the local Chemdry guys who are working there. It seems that Lockwoods manage well with this. Dry them out and all is good.
    Done a few before.
    I wouldn't be too worried about the timber itself, it will dry out. But what about the lamination of the aluminium to the timber? I would be concerned that it will fail.

    What type of flooring is it? If it's particle board, there will be issues. Some of the earlier Lockwoods were T&G rimu, which would probably dry out OK.

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    Thanks .. I will keep you posted with the results. The floor is concrete. Not sure what the effect on retaining bolts will be or the aluminum cladding lamination. Insurance co will obviously go with remediation but will there be problems down the track?

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    there will be problems getting cover with your insurance for future flooding

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimO View Post
    there will be problems getting cover with your insurance for future flooding
    Shouldn't be an issue. It was a one in 500 year event after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learning View Post
    Shouldn't be an issue. It was a one in 500 year event after all.
    That would make a great Tui billboard

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