Case Studies

Ridgeway Hill, Newport

The Project: New build luxury development of three storey homes constructed on a sloping site. The semi-basement, lower ground floors, required waterproofing.

Verallo Drive, Cardiff

The Project: To repair existing cracking as a result of thermal movement and install additional movement joints to this brick built residential accommodation complex.

Wilko Distribution Centre, Monmouthshire

The Project: Refurbishment of a 900,000 sq. ft. Wilkinson’s warehouse and distribution centre. The refurbishment included necessary tanking works to several conveyor belt and lift pit areas.

Clyne Castle, Swansea

The Project: To undertake a series of sympathetic roof timber repairs to this grade II listed castellated mansion as part of a wider refurbishment.

Principality Stadium, Cardiff

Waterproofing Project: Construction of a new plant area to house the installation of over £3.5m worth of permanent generators to power the Principality Stadium during events.

Alexandra Park, Nottingham

The Project: Developed by an award winning designer, construction of 15 individually designed luxury 4 & 5 bed homes in Nottingham. Due to the site topography, almost all of the properties featured a semi-basement requiring waterproofing.

Best Western, Aston Hall Hotel, Nr. Sheffield

The Project: The construction of a detached, part retaining, new build function and events building for the Best Western Aston Hall Hotel near Sheffield.

Dry Rot Eradication, Domestic Property, Cardiff

The Project: To investigate, and later eradicate, an attack of Dry Rot (Serpula lacrymans) to this domestic property in Rumney, Cardiff.

Westminster Abbey, London

The Project: To repair several large cracks that had appeared within a medieval wall on the grounds of the historic Westminster Abbey.

St Aubyn’s Rise, Tiverton, Devon

The Project: Development of 14 3 & 4 bedroom detached luxury homes set within the picturesque Exe Valley near Tiverton, Devon. The development site significantly slopes from front to rear resulting in several of the plots being built into the hillside.

B&B Barn Conversion, Usk, Monmouthshire

The Project: Barn conversion to B&B accommodation. The earth retaining elements of this barn conversion required specialist waterproofing to protect the finishes from water ingress from the ground.

Former Stuart Crystal Factory, Stourbridge, West Midlands

The Project: To restore & convert the former Stuart Crystal Factory in Wordsley, Stourbridge to provide a mix of commercial & residential space. Specialist waterproofing works required during the restoration.

Horizon Apartments, Ogmore-by-Sea, South Wales

The Project: 7 award winning, luxury new build apartments complete with stunning sea views on the South Wales Heritage Coastline at Ogmore-by-Sea. Partially retaining, the apartments required specialist waterproofing.

Tower Bridge, London

The Project: Structural anchoring to facilitate coping stone consolidation on the South West corner of the world famous Tower Bridge, London.

Churchill Road, Bordesley Green, Birmingham

The Project: To provide a guaranteed solution to rising dampness at ground floor level within this terraced West Midlands property.

Hertford College, Oxford University

The Project: To waterproof a wine cellar within the prestigious Old Buildings Quadrangle of Hertford College, Oxford University.

New Housing Development, Holmfirth, Yorkshire

New build development featuring 12 new build luxury homes in 5 different styles.

B&B Barn Conversion, Usk, Monmouthshire

The Project: New B&B retreat to rural Monmouthshire as Barn Conversion popularity continues to grow. Extensive structural repair works were required to stabilise and consolidate the existing structure before development.

The Cottage, Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire

The Project: To consolidate, and arrest further movement of, the rear elevation of this stone and brick built 150 year old cottage.

New Build Dwelling, Hampton, London

New build 5 Bed residential dwelling with integral garage and basement level in highly sought after Hampton area. Protectahome were approached to fulfil the role of Waterproofing Design Specialist for […]

The Hopbunker, Cardiff

As part of the refurbishment of Northgate House in Cardiff City Centre, the basement level of the building was to be converted into a brand new bar for local independent brewery, Hopcraft.

Plymouth Road, Penarth – Crack Stitching & Consolidation

Protectahome were asked to inspect this three storey, semi-detached stone property in South Wales. The property is over 100 years old, constructed from Blue Lias Limestone and was suffering from cracking...

Goat Street, St David’s, West Wales

This 150 year old, semi-detached property was suffering from separation between the gable end wall and the front and rear elevations at 1st floor and attic floor levels. The property, located in St. David's, West Wales, the smallest city in the UK.

Residential Care Home, Swansea – Podium Deck Waterproofing

During the construction of a new, purpose built, residential care home in Swansea, two podium decks were constructed that needed waterproofing.

Plymouth Road, Penarth – Lateral Restraint

Protectahome were asked to inspect this three storey, semi-detached stone property in South Wales. The property is over 100 years old, constructed from Blue Lias Limestone and was suffering from […]

The Tower, Penrice Castle

‘The Tower’ sits within the grounds of the historic Penrice Castle, near Swansea and is a Grade II Listed Building in its own right.

Due to its Grade II Listing […]

Gwaelod Y Garth Lane, Merthyr Tydfil

This 20m long earth retaining garden wall required strengthening to prevent further uncontrolled leaning. As the wall had begun to lean out onto a road, Protectahome were contacted by the building […]

Llandegfedd Reservoir, Monmouthshire

A new Visitor Centre at the popular Llandegfedd Reservoir was commissioned by Welsh Water as part of a £2.5m investment in the tourist site which attracts over 150,000 visitors each […]

The Sarsden Estate, The Cotswolds

Protectahome were asked by the main contractor to provide a specialist waterproofing design and installation to a new build extension at the £3.3m Haughton House on the prestigious Sarsden Estate.

Pen Y Fal, Abergavenny

This Grade II Listed Building originally founded in 1846 was to be fully refurbished and sympathetically converted into 63 prestigious apartments.

Former Central Fire Station, Lancaster Circus, Birmingham

Conversion of the Grade II listed former Central Fire Station in Birmingham to provide 450 student accommodation rooms for nearby Aston University.

Royal Court Hotel, Bath

The Royal Court Hotel is a listed building in the centre of Bath, home to an unused Basement. The plan was to convert the unused Basement into a successful nightclub […]

Pen Cob Wetherspoons, Pwllheli

Protectahome have recently completed the eradication of Dry Rot at a new JD Wetherspoons site on Station Road in Pwllheli, Gwynedd, called the Pen Cob. The building, which is approximately […]

Lynmouth Pavillion, Exmoor

Lynmouth’s new pavilion reopened in October 2013 following a £1.2 million reconstruction project run by Exmoor National Park Authority. The original pavilion, built on the site of a coal yard […]

Basement Conversion, Stourbridge

This domestic dwelling in Stourbridge had a brick vaulted cellar that was used mainly for storage. It was suffering from extensive damp, which resulted in an unpleasant odour making its […]

Flint Mill, Staffordshire

Ambitious restoration of this 1775 former flint grinding mill in Staffordshire. As featured on Channel 4’s Restoration Man series.

Cowbridge Grammar School

Cowbridge Grammar School was founded in 1608 by Sir John Stradling, and moved to its present site in 1617. It was owned by Jesus College, Oxford from 1685 – 1918 […]

Brutons the Bakers, Cardiff

Brutons the Bakers is an independent family business. Originally established in 1898 by Harry Windsor Bruton, the bakery was managed by four generations of the ‘Bruton’ family before retirement in […]

Clyne Castle, Swansea

Clyne Castle is a picturesque Grade II listed building overlooking Swansea Bay. The castle, originally built in 1791, had many notorious guests including Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria. During refurbishment […]

Benfield Gymnastics, Newcastle

The Benfield Centre for Sporting Excellence, Newcastle, boasts one of the largest indoor gymnastics facilities in Europe, at an impressive 2,336 sq.m. The dual use sports facility, which is also […]

Bertram Street, Cardiff

Constructed circa 1880, this mid terraced house with forecourt is located in the centre of Cardiff. Following a report of internal cracking, local Chartered Building Surveyors were instructed to inspect […]

Monnow Bridge, Monmouth

Monnow Bridge is the sole remaining medieval fortified river bridge in the United Kingdom where the gate tower stands on the bridge itself.

The pedestrianised bridge built in the 13th Century […]

Pizza East, Kentish Town, London

To facilitate best use of space, the designers of a new restaurant being constructed within Highgate Studios in Kentish Town, London wanted to utilise an existing concrete cellar. The flooded […]

Wasp Control, Bristol

The owners of a semi detached property on the outskirts of Bristol were being disturbed by a constant buzzing sound which was coming from the attic of their property. They […]

Astley Castle, Warwickshire

Astley Castle, a 12th Century Grade II Listed Building in Warwickshire which has been converted into an innovative modern holiday home, has been awarded with this year’s Riba Stirling Prize […]

Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire

Protectahome were asked to inspect a reported dampness problem in a ground floor flat of a property in Carmarthenshire. The occupier of the property had been complaining about Mould growth […]

Gwanwyn Cottage, Vale of Glamorgan

Gwanwyn is a modern detached house set in a village location. The property is built at the bottom of a steep hill and during extreme wet weather the basement had […]

Lloyd Street, Hereford

A pair of terraced houses of traditional, brick cavity construction owned by a local social housing provider. The houses were suffering from historical structural movement. This movement was particularly noticeable […]

Sandbanks, Dorset

Constructed using Insulating Concrete Formwork (ICF), these two new Architect Designed Luxury Family Homes include for Habitable Basement Accommodation. The houses are situated in one of Poole’s most prestigious locations […]

Glastonbury Building, Plymouth

The former Royal Naval Hospital in Plymouth, constructed in 1762, is now commonly known as The Millfileds. “Glastonbury” is one of several magnificent stone buildings on the site being converted […]

The Florence Institute, Liverpool

Constructed in 1889 the “Florrie” as it is know by many locally, was a purpose built boys youth club. The building closed in 1988 and fell into disrepair, the roof […]

Pen Y Fal, Abergavenny

This Grade II Listed Building originally founded in 1846 was to be fully refurbished and sympathetically converted into 63 prestigious apartments.

Muller House, Bristol

Within an £8m Redevelopment Project, Muller House was scheduled for conversion into 66 prestigious apartments. During the conversion, timbers were noted to be suffering from wood boring beetle infestation and Protectahome were approached...

Capel Aberfan, Aberfan

Protectahome were approached to give expert advice and to provide a solution for Capel Aberfan, a typical Chapel in one of South Wales’s mining communities. The building, constructed in 1876 […]

St Mary Street, Monmouth

An existing vaulted Damp Cellar under a Listed Building in the Historic town of Monmouth. The Cellar had a known history of ground water flooding and had rudimentary drainage channels […]

Pillar & Lucy, Gloucester

The Project: A £400m development of the Gloucester Quays area including the refurbishment of Pillar & Lucy House, an 1834 brick built warehouse. Protectahome were asked to waterproof the canal side vaulted basements as part of the refurbishment.

Ferndale Court, Mid Glamorgan

This 1970’s purpose built block of flats recently developed cracking in the external skin of the traditional cavity constructed walls.
The property owners, a social housing provider, called in Protectahome to […]

Witley Court, Worcestershire

Witley Court is a ruined country house in Worcestershire under the guardianship of English Heritage. After three hundred years of evolution, the grandeur that was Witley Court fell into ruin […]

St Pancras Station, London

Protectahome are proud to be associated with the £800m regeneration of St Pancras International Station, opened by Her Majesty the Queen…

De Montfort University, Leicester

A new Information Technology Centre being constructed within the basement of an existing brick built former warehouse. The basement is below ground and earth retaining to full height…

Alms House, Wantage

The Alms Houses were built between 1868 and 1871 and are Grade II listed buildings. Structural Engineers identified that the rear retaining wall was at risk of collapse …

New Sports Hall, Tenbury Wells

A new build project constructed into an earth bank to the rear and right hand side elevations.
Protectahome were consulted and asked to provide a Guaranteed waterproofing solution …

Kenyon Forge, Birmingham

This newly constructed development, of 86 high grade apartments and 11 retail units/workshops was nearing completion but suffered from significant ground water ingress issues…

Dewalden Road, Malvern

Protectahome were requested to provide a design for the installation of a Waterproofing System to the lower ground floor of a new build domestic property…

Abersannan Bridge, Carmarthen

The Abersannan road over river bridge has stood over for over 110 years.  The arch bridge is of traditional stone construction and set in a beautiful countryside popular with cyclist […]

Caerleon Campus, Newport

Local Structural Engineers were commissioned by the University to inspect stepped cracking to large panels of brickwork and also to determine the condition and distribution of the existing wall ties.

Bar M, Cardiff

A thriving bar near the Millennium Stadium in the city of Cardiff. The basement bar/function room has a 250 head capacity and forms an essential part of the…

Royal Cottages, Maerdy

External Structural Cracking recently appeared in a 1970’s two and three storey flat development. The property owners, a social housing provider, called in Protectahome to establish the cause and to […]

Pharmacy, Daventry

The building which is utilised as a retail Pharmacy and for living accommodation was suffering from dampness and ground water ingress. In particular, the Basement level was badly affected.

The Stable Range and Lodgings, Leicestershire

These historical Grade II buildings set within the grounds of Edmondthorpe Hall in Leicestershire were suffering from Structural Cracking affecting several external walls. Protectahome were consulted and asked to prepare […]

Pont Gorlech Bridge, Carmarthenshire

Gorlech Bridge is of traditional stone construction and has stood over the river Gorlech for over 110 years. Concerns were raised about significant cracks that had developed through the bridge…

Orchard Street, Bristol

This unused Barrel Vaulted Basement is beneath a listed town house which is scheduled to be converted into Luxury Apartments. The Basement is subject to ground water ingress and in […]