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BS 8102 – Draft published for comment

21 Sep 2021

‘BS 8102: Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water ingress’ has been published for comment on the BSI portal.

A warm welcome to GGS

10 Aug 2021

The Basement Information Centre is pleased to announce that GGS – Ground Gas Solutions have recently joined as members and we would like to give them a warm welcome. John Naylor from GGS is one of the lead authors on the recently published Ground Gases guidance document.

Launch of Ground Gases and Structural Waterproofing guidance for Basements

25 Jun 2021

This webinar will introduce the new Basement Information Centre guide which aims to bring together the expertise and advice of ground gas specialists, structural waterproofing specialists, designers and product experts to provide a best practice approach for combined gas protection and waterproofing for below ground structures.

Delta Membrane Systems release Fire Retardant range

02 Jun 2021

Delta Membrane Systems, a member of The Basement Information Centre, has released a range of Fire Retardant waterproofing products. The MS 500 Fire membrane achieves a Euroclass rating of B-S2, d0 in accordance with EN 13501-1:2018 and is designed to be used as part of a Type C cavity drainage system. 

Designing low-carbon concrete basements

18 May 2021

Basements and below ground structures are a vital part of using land efficiently, offering designers the opportunity to create energy efficient spaces with a range of potential uses. Concrete is the most common material used for constructing basements. 

Property Trend Going Underground

09 Mar 2021

When there's no space to extend outwards, digging downwards might be a great option. If you're looking to add more day-to-day living space rather than a bedroom, then extending underneath the house or garden can add chill-out zones, an extra living room, a kitchen/ diner or even a home cinema.