Hampstead Garden Suburb
Croft were involved in this project for 4.5 years; we started with planning information, then took the project through design, costing, cost engineering, detailed design and site construction. Croft completed the BIA required and dealt with all the queries from the checking engineer.
Temporary works sequencing
The sequencing and temporary works was important. With the family living upstairs every precaution was put into place to prevent movement during the works. Croft provided the sequencing of the design and how the basement was to be inserted step by step under the building. We designed the temporary works to prop the building as the construction progressed bit by bit under the building.
At over 5.1m (over 15") deep, technically the project was challenging for a domestic house. Th family remained in the house for all of the construction.
Stability is everything
Good methods, well thought through temporary works, permanent designs that account for flexing and moving of the building above , and a top notch contractor results in a firm stable family home.