Basement Conversions and Waterproofing in Oxford
Why choose Biocraft for basement conversions and waterproofing in Oxford?
When you’re letting someone into your home, you need to be certain you can trust them. As a family-run business, our reputation means everything to us so you can be rest assured that we will always carry out jobs to the highest standard. We’re members of a number of industry associations including the Property Care Association (PCA), the Basement Waterproofing Association (BWA), the Federation of Master Builders, Checkatrade and Constructionline. We work closely with these organisations to ensure the quality of our workmanship on your basement waterproofing and basement conversion projects.
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We were delighted to be awarded the Property Care Association (PCA) project of the year and employee of the year award in 2016, and the PCA staff training and development award for 2018. Biocraft is also an approved contractor for Triton Systems, a leading supplier of basement waterproofing materials and equipment for internal and external basement waterproofing.
As members of the Property Care Association (PCA), Biocraft is authorised to offer GPI insured guarantees which provides a back-up to the Biocraft company guarantee for basement waterproofing. This provides you and future owners of the property with the benefit of “guarantee protection.” As a member of the PCA and FMB, we’re members of TRUSTMARK which ensures government-endorsed standards.
Here at Biocraft, we’re committed to quality, safety and the environment. We work with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the Thames Valley Construction Training Association (TVCTA) in relation to the training and development of our staff. Our workers are time served and qualified in their specific trade. Our staff have Construction Skill Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards and are fully trained on all aspects of health and safety including asbestos, lone working, fire prevention and all relevant safe practices. Our staff are full-time employees and vehicles are fully sign written. We carry £10 million and £5 million employers and third-party public liability insurance, in addition to full building contracts insurance and professional indemnity insurance.
Biocraft carries out basement waterproofing and cellar conversions throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire. As a basement waterproofing specialist, we can design, specify and install all types of systems. Some of which include waterproof concrete, tanking and cavity drainage membrane systems.
Waterproofing a basement
Damp cellars and wet basements can be converted into dry, useable living spaces providing a suitable basement waterproofing system has been installed. As well as adding valuable space to your home, extending your living area can increase the value of your home by as much as 130-175% of the basement waterproofing project cost.
Basement waterproofing specialists
Biocraft is a basement waterproofing specialist based in Berkshire. We operate throughout Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and Oxfordshire and have experience in the installation of Isola Platon, Delta and John Newton cavity drainage membrane systems. The choice of basement waterproofing system depends on the structure of the building, the condition of the basement walls and floor, the surrounding ground conditions and the intended use of the dry basement.
Code of practice for basement waterproofing
Biocraft designs its basement waterproofing solutions in accordance with BS8102, the code of practice for protection of structures against water from the ground. BS 8102:2009 – the code of practice for the protection of below ground structures from water from the ground, defines three types of waterproofing systems. Type A, Type B and Type C. Any of these or a combination of two or more systems may be specified in a structural waterproofing project.
A basement conversion can add so much value to your home. As well as providing some much-needed additional living space, it can also increase the selling price. If you would like to arrange a quote for a basement conversion or basement waterproofing, please call 0800 781 8358 or email [email protected].
Biocraft in Oxford
Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With an estimated 2015 population of 168,270, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom, and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 miles (111 km) from Bristol, 65 miles (105 km) from both Southampton and Birmingham and 25 miles (40 km) from Reading.
Oxford is known worldwide as the home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the English-speaking world. Buildings in Oxford demonstrate notable examples of every English architectural period since the late Saxon period. Oxford is known as the “city of dreaming spires”, a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold. Oxford has a broad economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses, some being academic offshoots.