Damp Proofing in Wirral
Extensions including garage conversions will usually require additional damp proofing to be installed as part of conversion, as the pre-existing garage will typically have a single skin design for walls and floors, which was not manufactured to conform to building regulations for habitable rooms. This damp proofing should be put into walls and floors. In addition, the roofing of the garage conversion will require water proofing. The damp proofing for the floor of the garage conversion will most likely be performed by utilising a damp proof membrane. This membrane is available 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 some garages, the walls have been damp proofed, but this might have to be improved as part of the conversion in order to meet current building regulations. The walls will need to be damp proofed to be able to protect the brickwork from rotting slowly as moisture sets in. This can be accomplished by either employing damp proof membranes, waterproof rendering, or cavity insulation, depending on the type of walls that are already in the garage. Damp proofing is an important part of the building regulations that the garage conversion will need to adhere to, therefore is it necessary to make sure that your garage conversion makes use of appropriate damp proofing methods.