With space being a premium lots of people are now opting for a basement conversion, as the footprint of a property doesn’t need to change the main consideration is in the building regulations, linking a once redundant space into the rest of the house to create a warm and inviting space. The appropriate design of basements is well established and achievable, provided design guidance is implemented. The general principle is to assess the risk of water reaching the below ground structure and to select an appropriate form of construction, structure and system of waterproofing to achieve the required internal environment.
To do this we need to understand the expectations of the client, the proposed and likely future use of the basement space and its associated performance requirements in terms of building regulations. It is essential that an appropriate site investigation is carried out to establish the soil and ground water conditions. Evaluation of these factors provides the basis for selection of an appropriate construction method, structural solution and system of waterproofing.
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