The design of basement waterproofing is a key – but often overlooked – element in successful building design. Decisions about waterproofing made in the design stage can have wide-ranging impacts, including on spatial layout. If competent waterproofing design is not therefore included at an early enough stage, serious issues can develop as the project progresses.
The CLW advantage
- Experts in basement waterproofing design
- Robust, value-for-money solutions tailored to your project
- Independent of any specific product catalogue
At CLW, our business is basement waterproofing design. We have the experience and knowledge to ensure a robust waterproofing solution for your project – from design through to construction. And as an independent consultancy, we are not limited to any specific products or solutions. We have no interest in upselling our materials. Our sole interest is in providing our clients with waterproofing solutions that give the necessary performance at the best value for money.
The CLW service
Although our experienced team can assist at any point in the construction process, our preference is to be appointed, by the client, within the design team, early in the design process. Ideally, this means we come onboard at the start of RIBA Stage 3 and assist in the development of a robust waterproofing solution for tender as part of a Contractors Designed Portion at RIBA Stage 4b. We would then remain client side in an advisory role.
RIBA and Beyond
Beyond the normal RIBA stages of work, we also offer design review services of third-party waterproofing designs and expert witness/dispute resolution services.
Beyond Design Development
In addition to our preferred appointment within the design team, we consult in a variety of services.
Waterproofing Design Review
When a waterproofing design has been developed by others, but this design requires a level of vetting, CLW can help by providing waterproofing design review. Our waterproofing design review service gives you confidence in your existing designs – or helps to identify weaknesses and areas for further development. We gather and collate all pertinent information to evaluate third-party waterproofing designs against existing best practice and our own expertise and experiences.
How we operate within RIBA plan of works
RIBA Stage 3
RIBA Stage 4a
RIBA Stage 4b
Client Side Advice
Client Side Advisor
RIBA Stage 5-6
Manufacturing & Construction
During construction further waterproofing design development is likely to occur. We are able to vet design tweaks and ensure that waterproofing remains in line with the broader strategies developed. We then continue to add value through assessment of guarantees and other handover information.
In Use Advice
RIBA Stage 7
RIBA Stage 7 covers the building in use. We can advise on waterproofing performance in many circumstances, including defect investigation, dispute resolution and condition surveys.
Dispute Resolution Services
CLW complete a lot of expert witness work in relation to waterproofing. We also assist in various alternative dispute resolution routes, including Expert Determination.