Reclaim Space, Damp-proofing, Kitchen Refurbishment in Swansea

Kitchen makeover damp proofing tanking

Benchmarx Kitchen, Laminate worktop

The kitchen refurbishment in Trebanos, Swansea, was a little trickier than most. The customer had a small kitchen, but had an old shed and coal shed backing on to it. Our brief was to knock through into the sheds, block up the doors, cut a new window, renew the ceiling and make the whole space dry, damp-proof and well insulated.

We run a new purlin to support the lean-to roof and removed the shed walls. The shed floor was higher than teh existing kitchen, so we dug that up and relaid. We blocked up two doorways and opened up a new window. We rendered the old brick to give it some additional stability and used tanking to damp-proof the walls. We also laid a liquid damp-proof membrane on the floor before sealing with smoothing compound. We rebuilt the ceiling, insulated the walls and ceiling, skimmed throughout and installed a new kitchen.

List of tasks

  • Removed shed walls
  • Blocked up two doorways
  • Damp-proof walls
  • Damp-proof Ceiling
  • New Kitchen
  • New radiator feeds and radiator
  • Replaced section of floor
  • New roof purling and ceiling supports
  • New ceiling
  • New Camaro flooring
  • Decorating