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Church Avenue, Beckenham

Sector: Private Residential Project: 3 of 5

A back garden plot in central Beckenham provides the setting for this new-build  house.  Complex ground conditions were addressed as part of the structural design. Steeply sloping ground informed the building’s split level design.   A high water table and a river at the bottom of the garden provide a high flood risk to the site.  In response, the house is constructed with a waterproof basement, with further protection from a waterproof concrete external retaining wall and patio area which protects the house from flooding.  The upper storey is constructed in lightweight timber framing.

Architects – DesignCubed

Key Facts

  • basement construction
  • drainage design
  • flood risk
  • timber framed

Services we offer

Structural engineering

Pre-planning advice

Due-diligence advice

Arrangement of geo-environmental studies

Civil engineering


Flood risk assessments

Below ground drainage

Monitoring/project management

Feasibility studies