Stunning, large pool and pool house project in Cheshire.
Extending off the rear of an existing property, the project has been built using a combination of Wallform systems in order to achieve the optimum performance relative to cost.
The retaining walls that form the substructure of the pool house have been built utilising the Wallform 313-200 system, standing on a reinforced structural raft.
Wallform 313-200 has a wider concrete core than the standard system and is specifically designed for use in basement and retaining wall applications.
The extra wide concrete core not only adds strength and greater access for placing steel reinforcement. It also makes use of waterproof concrete as a tanking system to protect against moisture ingress.
Elsewhere, internal pool walls have been formed using Wallform 250, our narrowest Wallform system. The 250 Wallblocks provide all the insulation that these internal walls can make use of without taking up unnecessary floor space.
As the extension could not be accessed other than by a narrow driveway at the side of the existing property, the concrete was pumped over the existing house by highly experienced Reilly Pumps.
Jumping straight in at the deep end (no pun intended!), main contractor J & K Construction decided to cast the ground floor metal-deck flooring at the same time as concreting the Wallform shell.
Within just over half a day, four loads of concrete had been successfully placed into the Wallform system and onto the metal-deck flooring. This formed a waterproof, monolithic concrete ‘box’ structure ready to carry the shell above.