Majestic wine store

Following clay shrinkage subsidence of a majestic wine store in Milton Keynes in 2018, Optera were engaged by insurers to stabilise and rectify distortions in the brick clad portal frame. The external column which supports masonry over a flying freehold had dropped which led to cracks in the high level brickwork and bed joints to […]

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Risk to property

Optera has just completed work on our Huddersfield retaining wall. The wall forms the boundary with a disused quarry and with a 12m difference in ground levels, this was a serious undertaking! Optera designed a bespoke remediation scheme, involving slope stabilisation with rock anchors and a restrained, reinforced-concrete retaining wall, faced with natural, local stone. […]

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Retaining wall

Our retaining wall project in Mertyhr Tydfill is coming to an end, on budget and ahead of schedule! The before and after shots show what has been achieved in this technically demanding job, involving road-closures, build-over agreement and multiple properties. Optera are delighted to have worked with Meadow Consultants Ltd. on this job. The beautiful […]

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We even repair castles!

Optera, were engaged by Insurers to consider options to stabilise the turret on the corner of the grade II listed coach house to the Blithfield Hall estate. The turret was destabilised by contractors working on a scheme for a deep pumping station installation. The subsequent movement within the turret has been significant, with cracks at […]

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Merthyr retaining wall

Following the collapse to a retaining wall at the rear of terraced houses in Merthyr Tydfill, Optera were appointed to undertake reconstruction works. Optera are delighted to work in conjunction with Meadow Consultants Ltd., who are acting as Contract Administrators and Project Managers, bringing together several different insurers for the affected properties. The project was […]

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