if you're looking for a basement conversion to form a liveable space under your house, you are only one call away from having the perfect basement built by us.
As a basement conversion specialist, we will provide you with a complete design and build service.
With a very experienced design partner and an established construction and fit-out team, you can be sure that we are able to accommodate any type of basement build or conversion requirements.
We are offering inventive ideas and solutions right from the start of your basement project, and we work with our trusted architects and other teams of specialists to build the space that you desire.
As specialists in basement conversions and basement building, we offer you a complete service from start to finish, from basement structure and waterproofing to decorating and kitchens.
Do you want a big home but have a limited amount of land?
With the high cost of land and numerous planning restrictions, our modern methods can help you obtain a prompt and economical solution.
We propose a full service, usually being involved from the first design stage, right to completion of the structure.
Retrofit basements are basements or cellar conversions that are built under your existing home or structure. Adding a new area in the basement to your home could provide much-needed space and add value to the house. The basement is also an excellent solution where extensions are restricted by size and planning issues.
We offer the structural design and construction of your basement together with waterproofing ensuring that it is ready for your design.
Light-wells, windows, a separate entrance, stairs and even basement terrace areas can all be built to give much-needed space to your house.
Our waterproofing system is long-lasting and reliable; installed by our expertly trained team, we will ensure that our waterproof membrane is fitted correctly before starting to apply finishes to the walls.
The growing need for deeper and larger basements extending throughout the whole house and gardens can be satisfied with our piled retaining walls, reinforced concrete walls and other modern underpinning methods.
We are a business that prides itself on the level of help we offer and the specialist expertise that we use.
Our waterproofing team specialise in producing practical and efficient solutions for completely dry conditions using new products and techniques.
It is essential that the correct waterproofing system required is correctly identified and designed from the beginning. Because of our specialist knowledge, you can relax reassured that your basement waterproofing or cellar conversion has the waterproofing system it needs to meet requirements.
A drainage channel allows groundwater to flow to your pump below the floor. It decreases water pressure at the critical wall to floor junctions. The drainage channel system is placed at the floor to wall junction in a pre-formed slot around the perimeter of the basement.
Cavity drainage membranes are installed in most situations, from very wet basements inclined to flood to damp walls and cellar conversion work. Cavity drain membranes are rated the no-risk method of waterproofing by most authorities and control water ingress in a maintainable way.
We can supply and install a complete range of pump units for managing water from the basement and rainwater from light wells. We also provide pump stations for kitchens and toilets. From single pump stations to multi-pump stations, including alarm systems, can be installed with a battery backup unit in case of power failure.
Many items need to be considered when preparing to build or convert a basement. Here we have posted most of the essential things that need to be considered. Some requirements might vary from place to place.
Planning permission is required in most cases, and professional advice should be sought in the initial stages. In some boroughs, this can become a tedious and expensive process.
Party Wall Agreements - Unless you are rich and live in a detached house with no neighbours, then party wall matters will need to be sorted out and agreed upon with neighbours on the left, right and sometimes at the back of your house as well. Surveyor costs need to be taken into account when budgeting.
Soil Condition - Groundwater levels and soil types that need to be excavated and removed can have a significant impact on costs.
Access - easy access to remove excavated soil and space to unload and store building materials will decrease costs and speed up the program. Parking bays will need to be suspended for skips and storage; however, this can be quite expensive and not always possible.
Renting - Retrofit projects are faster and cheaper when the house is empty, so renting costs also need to be considered.
Annual Maintenance - It is crucial to have an annual maintenance contract on all pumping stations.
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