Our clients wanted to convert their wet basement into two large bedrooms, a walk-in-wardrobe, a bathroom incorporating a wet room and a new access staircase. Pure designed the complete conversion and installed a full basement waterproofing scheme to BS 8102:2009 consisting of a Wykamol Cavity Drainage System to address water ingress problems. The basement footprint was lowered by 600mm which involved full methodical underpinning – this was required to provide the client with a suitable headheight. Prevention of water ingress was a major concern given that the basement had flooded over many years and it flooded during construction. Pure installed a Wykamol cavity drainage system with an internal discreet perimeter drainage channel incorporating inspection/maintenance ports and two twin sump pump stations with automatic sump pumps. A pumped drainage system was installed to deal with sewage. The basement was fully insulated and fully finished to a very high standard.
A full design and build conversion – methodical sequenced underpinning, reduced level dig, new insulated structural concrete floor slab, fully maintainable Wykamol cavity drainage waterproofing system with discreet twin automatic pumps (two pairs), automatic pumped drainage system to lift sewage to gravity drainage, fully insulated wall,floors & ceilings, high quality plastering & joinery, a new bespoke feature staircase and a fully fitted and tiled bathroom incorporating a wet room
The property is a substantial detached listed building in a conservation area. Sympathetic external alterations were completed using only locally sourced reclaimed materials. The external works were undertaken to add the finishing touches to the superb basement conversion – but without having any detrimental impact on the character of the building itself
The completed project was a fantastic, light, airy basement conversion, which added both space and value to the property.
Pure Basement Systems have successfully completed a number of quality basement conversions in Harrogate.