Fluid worked with PTP Architects on the refurbishment of a residential four-storey, semi-detached Victorian property with a new basement under the footprint of the rear garden, running above a Thames Water Sewer.
The new substructure consists of single-storey basement constructed using piled and reinforced concrete underpin foundations. The property is located in the conservation area which requires the scheme to account for façade retention, involving extensive temporary works. The proposed internal reconfiguration of the existing house involves replacing timber floors with concrete slab on profiled metal deck. To avoid increasing the stress on the existing walls and foundations unacceptably, the new floor structure will be supported off a steel frame to sit within the external walls of the house.