Types of Work Involved

  • Carpentry & JoineryCarpentry & Joinery
  • DemolitionDemolition
  • ElectricalElectrical
  • FlooringFlooring
  • Painting & DecoratingPainting & Decorating
  • Partitioning & CeilingsPartitioning & Ceilings
  • Sanitaryware Install & PlumbingSanitaryware Install & Plumbing

The Project

Adamson Construction was appointed to install an HBN, (Health Building Note) HTM (Health Technical Memorandum) compliant wet room into a former storeroom. 

The ward remained live throughout the duration of the works making the control of noise, vibration and dust of highest importance. No services present within the room. The building was of a timber/ Portacabin type construction, resulting in the floor joist being re-configured to accommodate the Shower tray and waste runs. The room had a double door fitted as it was for storage. This needed to be reconfigured to be used for disabled access.  

Firstly, designs were compiled and agreed upon with the Trust’s IPC team, (Infection Prevention Control) the ward matron (end-users) and the client. 

On commencement of the project, a screen was erected as a changing area and buffer zone between the site and patient areas and tack mats were installed as an added control measure. The doors were removed and a new door and frame and partition wall was installed to configure the opening for a single disabled access door. 

The room was decanted of all shelving, vinyl sheet flooring, ceiling tiles and all were disposed of. The Plywood floor was lifted and set aside and walkways were put in place to create safe working areas. 

Floor joists were removed and a new configuration was installed to accommodate the shower tray and waste runs. The shower tray was then installed and the waste run through new penetrations in the existing joists to the adjacent WC’s waste stack. The WC was taken out of action for 2 hours only and the connections were made and tested. New insulation was installed throughout the floor void as none was present. Ply flooring was then installed.

A flexible levelling compound was applied to the plywood floor. Altro safety flooring was then installed throughout with 100mm cap and cove up-stand. Trovex cleanroom cladding was installed around the shower tray. Trovex Hygipod IPS panels were then installed in locations for clinical washbasin, shower and disabled WC. All service connections were made and tested. 

The walls were then decorated with 2no coats of Dulux Sterisheild eggshell paint. New Armstrong Hydroboard wet room suitable ceiling tiles were installed into the existing grid. New wet room suitable lighting was installed with 1no emergency fitting. Extraction was installed, vented to the outside and tested. All edges were sealed with silicon. A thorough builder’s clean was performed. 

IPC, end-user and client inspections were then carried out before the contract was signed off as complete. The screen was removed after the hospital performed a deep clean. 

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