Project DescriptionThe Project: To waterproof a wine cellar within the prestigious Old Buildings Quadrangle of Hertford College, Oxford University.
The college is famous for its imposing and historic architecture including The Bridge of Sighs and the Old Buildings Quadrangle ‘OB Quad’. The college also sits directly opposite the main gate to the Bodleian library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe and the second largest library in the UK with over 12 million items.
Within the OB Quad, which contains the Old Hall and it’s striking spiral staircase, Protectahome were asked to inspect a wine cellar which was suffering with water ingress and to devise a sympathetic scheme of waterproofing to alleviate this issue.
The Type C system comprised of the installation of 8mm cavity drain membrane to the walls and floors along with a fully maintainable perimeter drainage channel. The drainage channel feeds to a sump chamber complete with 2 automatic sump pumps and high water level alarm.
The system was installed by Protectahome’s own specially trained operatives and completed on time and within budget, a long term guarantee was issued upon completion of the works.