Covid 19 Update Read More

We are open for business as usual (although there here is nothing usual about this situation) with our transport company (Brooks Transport) who are designated by the government as critical to the covid response. We are still delivering direct to door or site, (however collections or visits to the warehouse are not possible.) Our IT systems allow us to work from home so our staff are protected. Please Call or Email Us for samples or orders. Our factories are back to full capacity and the supply chain is operating effectively which can be seen here. As a trade supplier we have a minimum requirement of 50m2 for any samples and supplies. Please call 01666 504015 if you require less. For Government advice please click here. Even with these steps we have made, we must pull together, support one another, and get through this as a group, a family, and feel proud to say to our wider community we are critical to the Covid-19 response, and we will support it for as long as we are able. Stay safe, stay well, look after yourself, and each other.

The Building Centre will be open fully with the café back and exhibitions in place from Monday 12th April 2021. In the meantime, you can book visits in advance by contacting The Building Centre directly on 020 7692 4000. Please note that we do not have any representatives based at this showroom, but you can call us during your visit to talk through the options on display on 01666 504 015.

The Tetbury showroom is strictly by appointment only, maximum of two people with social distancing and face coverings required. Please call 01666 504 015 to book an appointment.

Basements and Wood Flooring

Basement Waterproofing: To make a basement livable you need to "Tank" it out, this means sealing the walls, foundations and floor with water impervious materials such as damp proof membranes, foundation sealants etc. For a wood floor to remain stable the relative humidity must be less than 60% and the moisture content of the walls and floor must be less than 8% and we would prefer if it was 2%.

Considerable care needs to be taken when converting basement rooms to avoid the ingress of moisture. There are companies that specialise in damp proofing basements. Two of which are Rentokil and Peter Cox (although there are others who also perform the same services to a high standard), and they will provide a complete service to prepare your basement ready to apply the finishes of your choice.

Click one or both of the links below to see information from two companies that specialise in tanking out basements.

Rentokil Basement Waterproofing & Tanking

Basement waterproofing from peter cox

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