Cathodic Protection (CP) is an electro-chemical method for protecting structures from corrosion. The origins go back to 1824 when Sir Humphry Davy developed a method for protection of shipping from salt water corrosion.
Early 20th century buildings can suffer from a condition known as Regents Street disease, or Deansgate disorder.
The condition, caused by corrosion of the steel beams, can result in cracking of the stone façade. At best this is unsightly but excessive cracking may lead to catastrophic failure.
Thus in the 1980’s our team developed the application of CP for steel framed buildings, this arrests the corrosion and has been applied to hundreds of buildings and structures across the globe.
We design , install and monitor Cathodic Protection systems.
Long-term monitoring ensures continued protection and currently monitor many buildings in the UK.
Working with heritage structures involves working closely with conservation bodies such as English Heritage. We have considerable experience, projects include:
- Selfridges London
- Debenhams Glasgow
- Waterloo House Birmingham
- Grosvenor House Hotel London