Damp Proofing in Newcastle Upon Tyne
Extensions such as garage conversions will often require supplementary damp proofing to be installed as part of conversion, as the existing garage will often have a single skin design for walls and floors, which was not designed to be in accordance with building regulations for habitable rooms. This damp proofing will have to be put into walls and floors. In addition, the roofing of the garage conversion will need water proofing. The damp proofing of the floor of the garage conversion will in most cases be achieved by utilising a damp proof membrane. This membrane will come in either solid or liquid form. The damp proof membrane will be put down either on top of the existing concrete floor, below the new floor, or as part of both, depending on if the floor will be a solid or a floating floor. In a few garages, the walls will have already been damp proofed, but this might have to be improved as part of the conversion in order to adhere to current building regulations. The walls will need to be damp proofed to be able to safeguard the brickwork from rotting slowly as moisture sets in. This can be accomplished by either applying damp proof membranes, waterproof rendering, or cavity insulation, depending on the type of walls that are already present in the garage. Damp proofing is a part of the building regulations that the garage conversion should comply with, and so is it important to make sure that your garage conversion incorporates suitable damp proofing methods.