Basement conversions London, things you should consider!
The creation of several new rooms within your home.
It seems that basement conversions are becoming a “trend” which enables the homeowner much needed extra space but also, considerable added value to the home. Typical finished spaces include recreation rooms, exercise rooms, office space, bedrooms, bars, and even bathrooms. Some consider basement conversion for investment for financial gain by constructing an independent living space which can be rented out. In most cases, you do not need building permission as it is “inside” your home but it is necessary to put in an application for a new retrofit basement
Confirm with ABS to see if there is sufficient headroom in the basement to create finished basement living spaces. Typically you will need at least 7 feet of headroom. Second, it is important that the basement has easy access, and has a couple of methods of quick exit such as a staircase, windows and/or walkout doorways.
Most importantly before embarking on converting a basement into a finished living space it is important to make sure that the basement is free from moisture problems. At ABS we will inspect, treat, and professionally protect your home against water or moisture problems prior to the commencement of construction. We here at ABS we cannot stress this more. It is crucial that your basement has absolutely no leaks. The clever bit about modern basement conversions is the waterproofing or damp proofing.
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