For this project, our task was to create a dry usable space within a large cellar for storage.
Here we were creating a dry area for the client. The floor to ceiling height needed to be removed and therefore the current floor to most areas needed to be lowered.
As with any area below ground, we were concerned about water ingress and flooding.
We therefore designed a system to allow any water to enter the structure and then for our system to manage the water by membranes and channels.
Cavity wall membranes were installed to the walls and floors, to the perimeter of the structure we formed channels that would house the plastic drainage that would flow any water to the sump chamber. Once in the pump chamber the water was pumped externally.
Once all the membranes were installed, we installed a timber floating floor, this is where we placed insulation sheets and floor grade chipboard on the floor.
Then timber stud framework was erected that would allow us to attach insulation and plasterboards which were then skimmed with plaster.
To complete the wall timber, skirting boards were installed.