Project Description

The end of July beginning of August 2017 Hawthorn Estates carried outwork a job in Birmingham to refit a kitchen in a basement after flood damage.

The contracted work consisted of replacing a damaged old cast Iron downpipe which had been left over 10 years, this resulted in a wet wall and damage to the kitchen.

We were asked to replace the damaged kitchen, plasterboard, flooring and ceiling tiles. One aspect of difficulty was passing a downpipe through the shop without causing disruption.

Health and Safety
Due to a crack in the downpipe, flooding occurred in the basement; this resulted in the need to refit the kitchen and replaster the passageway. A dehumidifier was placed in the damp rooms before any work began. we ensured that work began once the area was tested as dry.

On completing the installation of the new downpipe, all other pipework not in use was capped off to reduce any future flooding.

Treated timber studs, insulation and breathable roof membrane was installed before plasterboard was fitted.

The old heater was no longer in use and a new heater was installed along with the new kitchen.

The safety of our staff and tenants are always our priority.


The properties kitchen and hallway are now ready for its return to use with no further damp issues.