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Basement Conversions and Waterproofing in Reading

Why choose biocraft for basement conversions and waterproofing in Reading?

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 Reading

Reading is a large, historic market town in Berkshire, South East England. The first evidence for Reading as a town dates back to the 8th century. It was an important trading and ecclesiastical centre in the medieval period and one of the largest and richest monasteries of medieval England. By 1525, Reading was the largest town in Berkshire and tax returns show that it was the 10th largest town in England when measured by taxable wealth. The medieval town was seriously affected by the English Civil War however, with a major siege and loss of trade.

The 18th century saw the beginning of a major iron works in Reading and the growth of the brewing trade for which the town was to become famous. The 19th century saw the coming of the Great Western Railway and the development of the town’s brewing, baking and seed growing businesses. During that period, the town grew rapidly as a manufacturing centre.

Today, Reading is a major commercial centre, with many companies in information technology and insurance. Despite its proximity to London, Reading has a net inward commuter flow. It’s ranked the UK’s top economic area for economic success and wellbeing, according to factors such as employment, health, income and skills.

Reading is also a major regional retail centre serving a large area of the Thames Valley and is home to the University of Reading. Every year it hosts Reading Festival, one of England’s biggest music festivals. Sporting teams based in Reading include Reading Football Club, Reading City F.C. and London Irish rugby union team. More than 15,000 runners compete in the annual Reading Half Marathon.

To arrange a specialist damp survey in Reading or to arrange a quotation for work, please call 0800 781 8358 or email [email protected].

It is important to correctly diagnose the source of dampness before any remedial action is taken. It is common to find more than one source of moisture affecting a building. To arrange a dampness or leak detection survey please call 01189 451144.

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