News / Events

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Limited Access Foundations

If you have ever designed a home extension, new build, or a foundation upgrade in places with limited access, you will understand the logistical nightmares involved with removing muckaway, navigating machinery through tight corridors or the risks in excessive manual handling.


The foundation is probably the most important part of the whole build, so adding obstacles in the way can be expensive, time consuming and frustrating. Without solid foundations the rest of the build is at risk, and like most errors, errors in construction multiply the further you go through the process. Unfortunately, to compound matters, foundations are also a big “unknown” - you might only find out what soil you’re dealing with once you start digging.

It is not unheard of to dig a strip foundation to a metre deep, only for the Building Control Officer to insist on - at least - another two metres. Hand digging is slow and expensive and can only go to 1.2m before you require shoring to make the dig safe. Therefore, anything that hampers large digging machines, or requires all of that soil to be manually walked through a family home, can be make or break for a project.

But what exactly constitutes "limited access"?

A simple terraced house is by definition inaccessible from either side, with the only way to get machinery and materials in without entering the house is through a back gate - if there is one - or over the roof - if there are no overhead power lines.



In cities, especially London, it is not simply the addition of rear extensions that can be obstructed by limited access. As the city grows, people require more and more ingenious methods of gaining space, meaning that foundation upgrades could be required in cellars and basements.

Undeveloped land, such as a forestry, is - fortunately - not a common area for residential foundations to be placed, but with the requirements of monitoring stations or mobile phone masts, it is certainly not unheard of for there to be a foundation requirement in a remote and inaccessible location.


Forests aren't the only natural land feature that might unexpected require foundations. River banks, especially those with retaining walls, are often only possible to reach from a pontoon or raft.

Taking all this into account, a limited access foundation requires a solution that is compact, lightweight and requires very little muckaway or mess.


Target's Heli Pile system is an aluminium mini pile that is installed purely on hammer action. With its largest piece of installation equipment being a 60kg post driver, it means that anywhere a person can walk, the Heli Pile can be installed.

Heli Pile is typically capped with less than 0.1m³ of concrete - or can even be concrete free - minimising the amount of mess and manually handling on site.

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Limited Access Foundations is Target's latest webinar. Sign up to a session now for more information about problems that limited access can cause, and how these can be overcome. A question and answer session takes place at the end of the session, where you can ask the experts questions about your project.

Monday, 23 March 2020

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Edit (29 April) - Our warehouse has reopened and we can continue to manufacture and supply material. However, we cannot accept visitors to our offices at this time.

Edit (23 March) - Further to Government advice, while Target Fixings remains open for new technical enquiries, we will be unable to manufacture or supply material unless it is for a life-threatening project.

Similarly, Target Structural is unable to perform on-site work, unless it is for a life-threatening project.

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Further to the COVID-19 outbreak, please note that Target remains open for business.


Target Fixings office staff are set up to work from home if they choose to, even if they do not show symptoms, and any staff who show any symptoms of the virus will be sent home for a period of self-isolation. There is no disruption to Target Fixings' service at this time.

Target Structural site teams are still performing works and remain able to do so, subject to Government advice. We request that any clients whose homes we are working on inform us before we attend site if there is anyone in the property who is self-isolating, or anyone who is particularly vulnerable. There is no disruption to Target Structural's service at this time.

Target Fixings' events programme has been affected and all events have been delayed by three months. Further information is available here.

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Bath      Date: 19 May 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Kingswood School on Tuesday, 19 May 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)

Venue

Kingswood School,
Landsdown Road,
Bath,
BA1 5RG
Map

Friday, 21 February 2020

A Brief History of Wall Ties

Cavity wall construction, where two "leafs" are built with a small gap between them for insulation, was introduced to northern Europe in the late 19th Century and began to become more widespread in the 1920s.


Generally, the inner leaf was a structural wall, and the outside leaf is either a weather barrier or vanity leaf. As the outer leaf is not connected to the structure (except, perhaps, at the top and bottom), the slender wall would be subjected to wind suction, so it was important to "tie" it to the inner leaf in order to create a more stable structure.

The force of wind suction can typically be as high as 2.5kN per square metre - this is over 245kg of force acting on every square metre of wall. In cavity walls where the leafs are not properly connected, high winds can suddenly cause the collapse of outer leaf masonry.

In early examples of wall tie, the two leafs were joined together using pieces of timber laid into the mortar joints, a brick laid perpendicular to bridge the cavity or steel "fish-tail" ties.

Brick and steel ties were later found to be too rigid, preventing differential movement between the two leafs. Where concrete inner leaf shrinks and a brick outer leaf expands, for example, a rigid tie would lever apart the masonry, creating horizontal cracks in the leafs.

In addition, both steel and timber ties can lose their strength over time as water penetrates the outer leaf and runs over the face of the tie. Steel ties can have their lifetime extended by giving it protective zinc or galvanised coating.

Research conducted in the 1970s found that fish-tail ties had a life expectancy of just 30 years - half of that originally intended. Stainless steel wall ties started to be introduced in the mid-1980s, but before this time the corrosion on ties was particularly damaging to masonry as mild steel can expand up to 7x its original size as it corrodes. This corrosion is often evidenced by evenly spaced horizontal cracks appearing in the outer leaf. These cracks first appear - and appear widest - at the top of masonry walls, particularly where there is little weight-bearing onto the ties; like on a gable end. The horizontal cracks are a result of the wall ties’ expansion lifting the overlying masonry.

To treat corroding wall ties, the best solution is to install new stainless steel wall ties such as Dri Flex or Retro Flex to tie the leafs together, and to isolate the existing wall ties to prevent any further damage to the outer leaf masonry.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Norwich      Date: 05 May 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Caistor Hall Hotel on Tuesday, 5 May 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)

Venue

The Caistor Hall Hotel,
Caistor St.Edmunds,
Norwich,
NR14 8QN
Map

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Colchester      Date: 06 May 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Milsoms Hotel Colchester on Wednesday, 6 May 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)

Venue

The Milsoms Hotel,
Stratford Road Dedham,
Colchester,
CO7 6HW
Map

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Oxford     Date: 08 April 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa on Tuesday, 8 April 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)

Venue

The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa,
Rycote Ln,
Milton Common,
Thame,
OX9 2PU
Map

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Milton Keynes      Date: 07 April 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Woburn Hotel on Tuesday, 7 April 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)

Venue

The Woburn Hotel,
1 George St,
Woburn,
Milton Keynes,
MK17 9PX
Map

Friday, 24 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Bolney      Date: 25 March 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Hickstead Hotel on Wednesday, 25 March 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
Agenda

Venue

The Hickstead Hotel,
Job's Lane,
Haywards Heath,
RH17 5NZ
Map


Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Failed Lintel Restored to Former Glory

Before (left) and after the repair work (Right)

Target designs and installs structural support to 1960s property in Maidenhead 

Target Fixings were contacted by the homeowner’s son to provide a structural repair solution to a 1960s property in Maidenhead, where the masonry on the front elevation had dropped. Upon further investigation, there was also found to be evidence of similar structural movement on the rear of the property.

Based on the site investigation conducted by Target’s specialists, it was clear that the masonry above the lounge window on the front elevation had dropped due to a lack of structural support. It was theorised that the original window was of timber or steel construction to provide structural support to the overlying masonry. When this window was removed some 20 years prior, it was replaced by a uPVC window that lacked the strength to adequately support the masonry. As a result, a slump in the window head was now evident.

There was also evidence of movement above the window on the rear elevation and some further cracking along the flank wall. It was recommended that the drain by the flank wall be inspected in order to ensure it was in good condition and functioning correctly, and that the rainwater was not adversely affecting the foundations of the house in its vicinity.

It was decided that the best result could be achieved by lifting the masonry on the front elevation props before reinforcing with Bar Flex to create a masonry beam, which would hold this new position and provide the required support to prevent this deformation from reoccurring. The dropped masonry was then lifted and the masonry beam was installed as a new lintel. This was implemented by installing Bar Flex into slots cut into the mortar bed joints before repointing to match the existing mortar.

Bar Flex is a Grade 304 austenitic stainless steel reinforcing material that has many unique properties. The stainless steel helical material and its bonding agent, Bond Flex, work with the structure rather than against it by allowing some controlled movement.

Chris Knight, a technical sales specialist for Target Fixings, said: “It was very satisfying to see the project completed from survey to installation, with a positive result and a happy customer.”

Target offers a wide range of structural repair services, from simple crack stitching to fully specified solutions for underpinning. Target has been designing and installing solutions for over 20 years, offering stabilisation to properties and historical structures affected by movement resulting from a range of issues including subsidence, moisture ingress, wall tie failure, bowing walls and delamination.

 For further information and advice on materials contact events@targetfixings.co.uk – and for information on installation works visit www.targetstructural.co.uk

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Maidstone      Date: 24 March 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Bradbourne House on Tuesday, 24 March 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on-site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

Bradbourne House,
New Road,
East Maling,
England,
ME19 6DZ
Map

Monday, 20 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Worcester      Date: 13 March 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the St. Nicholas Church Barn on Friday, 13 March 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.

Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

St. Nicholas Church Barn,
2 Saint Nicholas Lane,
Worcester,
England,
WR4 0SL
Map

Friday, 17 January 2020

Target Group Director and Manager gain nationally recognised Franchising Qualifications

Edward Hall and Penelope Hall gain certified Qualified Franchising Professional status after 2 years of dedicated studies


Last month, Edward Hall (Director) and Penelope Hall (Manager) have gained their Qualified Franchise Professional (QFP) qualification from the British Franchise Association (BFA) after beginning their studies in 2017.

The British Franchise Association was founded in 1977 and is a trade association for the British franchising industry and is widely known as the voice of ethical franchising in the UK.

The Qualified Franchise Professional qualification was launched early 2010, and the process of gaining certification gives candidates a professional and in-depth knowledge of franchising and instils a commitment to the practice of ethical franchising.

Edward and Penelope’s main motivation for becoming a QFP was to demonstrate awareness, good ethics and allow further development of Target Structural. For this, Edward and Penelope had to learn a lot but a couple of the key things they came away with were how to run an ethical franchise; develop the franchise and use the environment they are placed within to promote their franchise opportunity.

In doing this, both Edward and Penelope have gained a comprehensive understanding of the Target Group. Since the very beginning, they have taken what they have learned and incorporated it into the daily running of the business.

The achievements of Edward and Penelope confirm that the Target Group is a franchisor who leads the way.

In regards to this, Edward said “When we took the decision to franchise Target Structural, we felt it was important to maintain the highest possible standards within the network and looked to the British Franchise Association for their expertise and guidance within the franchising world. I am proud to have recently become a Qualified Franchise Professional!”

For more information on the Target Group’s franchising opportunity [click here]

For more information on the QFP programme [click here]

About The Target Group

The Target Group offers a wide range of structural repair services, from simple crack stitching to fully specified solutions for underpinning. Target has been designing and installing solutions for over 20 years, offering stabilisation to properties and historical structures affected by movement, as a result, a range of issues, including subsidence, moisture, wall tie failure, bowing walls and delamination.

For further information, please visit our website www.targetfixings.co.uk

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Swindon      Date: 10 March 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the National Self Build and Renovation Centre on Tuesday, 10 March 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

National Self Build and Renovation Centre, Lydiard Fields,
Great Western Way,
Swindon,
SN5 8UB
Map

Friday, 10 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Salisbury      Date: 27 February 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Mercure White Hart Hotel on Thursday, 27 February 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

Mercure White Hart,
1 Saint Johns Street,
Salisbury,
SP1 2SD
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Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Southampton      Date: 11 February 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at the Central Hall on Tuesday, 11 February 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

Central Hall,
Saint Mary Street,
Southampton,
SO14 1NF
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Event Announcement - Rules For Masonry Reinforcement (CPD Presentation) & Networking

Location: Reading      Date: 04 February 2020




You are invited to attend our brand new CPD seminar on Rules for Masonry Reinforcement that we are hosting at The Cedars Hotel on Tuesday, 04 February 2020. You can have a bite to eat, network with fellow like-minded professionals and be given an introduction to our products and systems.


Topic Overview


Target has been working with structural engineers, building surveyors, architects, arboriculturists and many more professionals to provide unique structural solutions since 1997.


Historic Buildings & Conservation
Target has carried out repairs and restorations on many historic buildings - from castles to farmhouses - each with its own unique defects and requirements. This has led to the development of numerous creative repair techniques to enhance the structure with little aesthetic effect. This increases the building's longevity and safety, whilst maintaining the rustic charm.

Interpreting Cracks
Cracks can manifest themselves in many different directions, shapes and sizes as a result of the properties of masonry and the forces imposed upon it.

Causes of Cracking
Cracks are often the result of material defects, design flaws and external influences. The repair solution will vary depending on the cause of the cracking.

The Design Philosophy
Whilst standard "off the shelf" guidance is readily available, causes - and subsequently repairs - are often more complex than guidance can cover. By considering the lowest possible level of complexity at each stage, a complex design can be systematically compiled.


Practical Application

Many theoretical propositions work perfectly on paper. Buildings aren't founded on paper, and the theory needs to be applicable on site - even in the rain.

Construction Solutions
Target has been manufacturing materials for structural repair solutions for over 20 years. We have amassed a wealth of knowledge spanning many domains within our narrow field. We take pride in offering a complete solution, from advice and guidance to surveying, design work and installation. Combining these elements ensures unity across the board.





Agenda

08:20 - Registration
08:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 1)
09:15 - Breakfast
09:30 - Seminar - Rules For Reinforcing Masonry (Part 2)
10:30 - Q & A

Venue

The Cedars Hotel,
The University of Reading,
Whiteknights Campus,
Reading,
RG6 6UA
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