cellar conversion

Your cellar conversion – before and after

When you need to create more living space, why not consider transforming the space underneath your home? If you live in a period property, you may already have a suite of rooms that were once used for coal and food storage. This may be the starting point for your project. Otherwise you may have to retrofit a cellar space by …

basement extension under garden

How much will it cost for a basement extension under my garden?

If you have a set of existing rooms or a cellar space under your house, a simple conversion is the most cost-effective option. But to retrofit a basement by digging out underneath your property will cost significantly more. There is a third option, however, and that’s to create an extension under your garden. Whilst not as cheap as a conversion, …

Cellar Tanking

Cellar tanking – a briefing for home owners

What is tanking?  Tanking is effectively the waterproofing of an area by covering the inner walls with a material that will keep out the water that is making the basement damp. Tanking is also sometimes applied above ground in properties that do not have a damp proof course and are built of materials that are not suitable for one. Some …

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Understanding basement waterproofing and damp proofing methods

Whether you intend to fully convert your cellar, or you simply need dry storage, damp proofing and tanking can add value to your basement. In fact, keeping your basement dry is a sensible precaution to keep your property free from potentially costly structural and damp problems. However watertight you think your property is, water has a way of penetrating the …