When specifying the most appropriate method of waterproofing for a new-build basement it is advisable to follow the recommendations within BS 8102:2009 ‘Code of Practice for Protection of Below Ground Structures Against Water from the Ground’. The standard advises on the types of waterproofing available and confirms the performance grade to be achieved. This project required Grade 3 protection – no dampness or water penetration acceptable.
Delta’s design philosophy was to devise a suitable flood resilience measure that would protect the property from the effects of future flooding, like what had previous occurred. Information gleaned from the survey visit enabled Delta to offer a fully effective solution for the intermittent yet long term flooding problem.
The project was to convert a former vehicle maintenance and repair workshop into a dwelling. Ground tests did not reveal any significant level of Volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) in the soil but the local authority required a gas membrane to be installed and independently verified.
An innovative and comprehensive waterproofing solution was required to facilitate a £18m state of the art hotel and with a double story basement in Englefield Green, near Windsor.
The hotel will offer exceptional overnight breaks, award-winning dining & an exclusive spa facility once completed.