Having a loft or basement conversion is one of the best ways of increasing your living space if an extension is not feasible or desired. Clients are requesting media rooms, 'man caves', gyms, additional bedrooms, studies and the like.
Our basement conversions take into account the height of the existing foundations, the height of the water table and likely hood of flooding, the existing floor to ceiling height and the need for excavation.
We can asses the best method of tanking and walling systems. Pumps may be required if there exists an increased risk of water ingress and subject to the tanking system used.
Other considerations relate to the inclusion of bathrooms or wet rooms that may require a pumped soil system such as a “saniflo”, a suitable ventilation system under building regulations. Building Regulations may also require that the fire strategy considered and relevant upgrades carried out, that there is a safe secondary means of escape, conformity to Part L of the Building Regulations, that the staircase complies and that insulations between floors is bought upto standard.
As with basement conversions Building Regulations require that standards are maintained when making use of your loft space. We are accustomed to creating additional bedrooms, bathrooms and studies in loft spaces. There are a number of design considerations relating to available space and head room, improvements to the structure, insulation and the provision of natural light and a secondary means of escape.
A planning application will be required if the work impacts upon the external aspect of the house or any issues arise that may impact upon you neighbours.
Our Electrician and Heating Engineer will plan their works to meet your needs, taking into consideration the purpose of the alterations and provide to the level of usability and comfort that you require.