Damp Proofing in Nottingham
Extensions including garage conversions will often require extra damp proofing to be added through the conversion, as the pre-existing garage routinely has a single skin design for walls and floors, which was not built to conform to building regulations for habitable rooms. This damp proofing should be added to walls and floors. Moreover, the roof of the garage conversion will require water proofing. The damp proofing of the floor of the garage conversion will in most cases be performed by utilising a damp proof membrane. This membrane is available in either solid or liquid form. The damp proof membrane will be placed down either on top of the pre-existing concrete floor, below the new floor, or as part of both, depending on whether the floor will be a solid or a floating floor. In some garages, the walls have been damp proofed, but this might need to be improved as part of the conversion in order to comply with 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 is done by either making use of damp proof membranes, waterproof rendering, or cavity insulation, depending on the type of walls already present in the garage. Damp proofing is an integral part of the building regulations that the garage conversion should comply with, therefore is it important to ensure that your garage conversion employs suitable damp proofing methods.