Whether you’re considering a new build or conversion, make sure your project is a success with Andy Butchers’ expert tips on troubleshooting common problems.
Basements can be elegant solutions for many projects, whether self builds or renovations. They offer an opportunity to add significant value and living accommodation – including incorporating luxury features such as secret swimming pools, saunas, games rooms, gyms, home cinemas and more.
And with some houses, especially where space is limited and the cost of buying a bigger property on the open market is prohibitive, converting an existing cellar or extending downwards can be a clever, cost-effective option.
Before you start
This kind of project must be carefully planned and executed if you’re to enjoy a successful result. If something does go wrong, there’s not only the stress and disruption of remedial works to deal with – but also the fact that problems below ground can be difficult and expensive to resolve. What should you consider before pressing ahead?