Two new dwelling houses in Shepperton
These 2 semi-detached houses have been constructed with an elevated ground floor/platform. The proposal required the house to allow for the path of high levels of water arising from flooding. The properties are located within an area with high tendency to flooding.
The main challenge on this project was to design the structure in a way the houses could be suspended approximately 400mm from the existing ground level. This would allow water to run freely through the bottom of the houses in the event of flooding. This type of mitigation to the risk of flood was welcomed by the Planners and Building Control as a sound and reliable option to ensure the safety of the occupants and the structural integrity of the properties. The properties were built near Queen Mary reservoir and River Ash, hence the need for protection against flooding.