Basement Waterproofing Listed Buildings
Working with the UK’s most treasured properties
Stonehouse has a well-earned reputation and an absolute respect for the listed buildings which have been entrusted to us. We have a large portfolio of Grade 1, Grade 2* and Grade 2 Listed properties across the UK. Please browse our website for case studies which showcase the diversity of our work.
Many listed buildings have extensive cellar and basement systems which are damp and have historically been neglected except perhaps for the family wine collection! Fortunately it is now possible to convert these cellars into dry storage and attractive extra living space.
However, owning a listed property greatly reduces the methods available for basement waterproofing. To satisfy the conservation officer, any works should be reversible, with the potential of returning the structure exactly to its original condition. Equally, these works should not add any new stresses to the building as a whole.
Stonehouse has worked on several of the UK’s most treasured listed buildings and we have extensive experience of working within guidelines working closely with Historic Building consultants and architects during our structural waterproofing works. By lining the original structures internally with a cavity drain system we can drain water harmlessly away without the need to apply cement to the structure, a technique reminiscent of that employed centuries ago by the Romans! The flexibility of this system allows us to follow the contours of the underground spaces retaining magnificent archways, unique features and complex detailing.
The following case studies include examples of listed building projects we have worked on. To find out how we can help with your listed property, please contact us.
Read our Listed Building Case Studies
Browse our case studies to see the full range of Listed Building projects we have undertaken.