Converting an existing disused cellar into a habitable basement area can be a very cost effective way of extending the living accommodation of any property with such potential.
In fact a converted cellar can be whatever you want it to be, you can make it you own special place.
If you think that now is the time to convert your old damp cellar into your favourite room .
Many old cellars were built without consideration for any future potential for use as habitable space and consequently lack sufficient headroom. Lowering the cellar floor may require underpinning of the foundations which typically adds 50% to the cost of a typical project and also invokes the party wall procedures.
Advanced Basement Solutions offer to carry out pre-contract site investigation to determine whether underpinning may be required or not. We also have innovative waterproofing systems which take up as little as 9mm of headroom which can make the difference between underpinning being required or not.
Another major consideration is the provision of a secondary means of escape. This is a requirement of the building regulations for any below grade living space and is usually provided by means of a 'light well' with an 'egress' window.
Advanced Basement solutions Ltd offer a range of innovative solutions for the provision of egress windows, natural lighting and ventilation.
Usually a secondary means of escape provides for the introduction of natural light and ventilation to the basement area. However we have developed another way which can be installed in areas where a secondary means of escape is not required (i.e already provided elsewhere or when the conversion is not for habitation). This involves the installation of a Sun-Pipe, a reflective tube which transmits natural light to the basement, with air-vents around the outside dome which collects the light.
At the heart of any cellar conversion project is the waterproofing system. Through the innovative design of our own waterproofing systems, Advanced Basement Solutions offers the most advanced basement waterproofing methods available and our expertise in this area will ensure that you get the most appropriate solutions for your cellar conversion project.