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Lateral Restraints

Lateral Restraints

Lateral Restraints are usually installed at the request of a structural engineer.

The purpose of a lateral restraint is generally to tie floor timbers or ceiling timbers to masonry walls in order to arrest or prevent bowing in walls they can also be connections made between external and perpendicular internal walls.

Lateral restraints were traditionally internal steel straps, installed by removing floor boards. BAR Preservation install these traditional straps along with more modern lateral restraint systems which avoid the need to lift large amounts of floor boarding and thus avoid disruption, particularly in occupied property, BAR often use ‘Helifix’ bow ties – BAR Preservation are ‘Helifix’ Approved Installers and can offer insurance backed warranties through the ‘Helifix’ scheme.

The BAR Preservation Experience

Our installers have years of experience installing lateral restraints on buildings of all shapes and sizes; ranging from domestic houses and multi-storey buildings to Castles and Cathedrals!

Our specialist technicians are highly skilled and have vast experience, see about us page. We pride ourselves in providing clients with good quality work, whilst keeping mess and disruption to a minimum.