New Build Residential > New Pool Building Nr Bristol
NEW POOL BUILDING, NR BRISTOL
Client: Private Client
Architect: Oliver West and John Scott Architects
Main Contractor: Ken Biggs Contractors Ltd
Our clients required a new pool building which was to be constructed within the rear garden of their property. This building needed to be concealed by the existing boundary walls due to planning constraints. Repairs and rebuilding of sections of the walls would be required including underpinning where the concrete structure of the pool would undermine the existing foundations.
During the first phase of this project the garden walls, built from local white lias stone, were repaired and repointed using lime mortar. The existing outbuilding was also converted to become the new pool changing rooms. Works then commenced on the construction of the new pool building. Excavations within the garden took place to a depth of up to four metres and temporary propping and shoring of the adjacent walls was designed and installed to prevent collapse of these structures.
A concrete shelf formed the main pool base and terrace which was subsequently lined using stainless steel, manufactured and shipped from Sweden via the pool installers. The building was then formed in blockwork and faced externally with white lias stone.
The roof was constructed using glulam beams and braced with stainless steel ropes and toggle fixings secured to pockets in the walls. A curved timber boarded roof was fixed to the new truss roof and planted to give a green roof covering thus concealing the building within the garden.
Internal works completed this project with the installation of underfloor heating and lights. New glass cubicles were formed within the renovated changing room area and toilets were installed.
The project was completed to our clients’ satisfaction and to our high standards of workmanship.