Library Renovation

Public building library renovation services in Kent

Project Description

We received an enquiry from a Mr and Mrs Dunnet who own a beautiful property in Hothfield, set in several acres of established gardens etc.

He explained that he had some issues regarding a large sitting room which they wanted to convert into a library. The issues were movement in the floor and general dampness.

On surveying the area, it was found that the floor plates were rotten and the damp course had broken down, just due to the age of the building being in excess of 100 years old.

Investigative works were carried out to determine the footings of the building to help us assess which type of sub floor to install.

Complete removal of existing floor structure removed.

Membrane, two layers of insulation, further membrane and then screeding was carried out.

Rising damp resulted in hacking of the render internally and locally externally.

A chemical damp course was then injected.

Internally the walls were salt neutralised, two coats of tanking solution, plastering sand a cement render was applied with water proofing agent added, finally the room including a newly installed fire check ceiling was completely plastered.

As Mr and Mrs Dunnet had different plans for the room layout, it was re-wired and the plumbing altered to suit their needs.

A new oak floor was installed along with oak skirting boards, bespoke oak door and frame.

Project Details

  • Location: Hothfield, Ashford
  • Length of project: 3 months
  • Full super service: Complete Renovation