For homes that don’t already have a basement.
With ever increasing house prices it’s becoming viable to add an extra floor to your house under the existing footprint. Especially in conservation areas, where there is no space for extension or for listed buildings the addition of space underground can be the only way of increasing living space.
A retro-fit basement involves digging under the property and underpinning in stages to create a completely new sub-structure whilst leaving the superstructure in place.
Although its expensive, the costs of moving (solicitor’s fees, moving fees, estate agent’s fees, stamp duty etc.) can soon exceed the costs of providing more space underground and the work can all be undertaken without having to move out. Disruption can be kept to an absolute minimum with nearly all works capable of being undertaken from outside along with the provision of a portable w/c and site facilities for those who value their privacy. See some of our case studies of our previous retro fit basements.