DISCOVER THE WORLD BENEATH YOUR FEET
If you`re looking for a basement conversion to create more living space for your family, Hussar Group is your one stop solution. You will not only add so much more habitable space but also significantly increase a value of your property. That also means you don`t have to look for a bigger house to accommodate your family needs. Rather than spending money on the move you can invest it in your home and get all the benefits: more living space designed and tailored especially for your needs and requirements, added value to your property, you can avoid all costs and hassle that moving the houses brings.
Hussar Group is a full service basement conversions company specialising in design, excavation, construction, new build, waterproofing and fit-outs and all other basement conversion requirements.
With a highly experienced and professional construction team and project managers we can accommodate any basement build or conversion requirement in or around London, no matter how complex and complicated project can be. Challenge drives us and we are very keen create even the most demanding client visions. Offering creative ideas and solutions when embarking on constructing a basement, we work with our recommended architects and team of specialists to create the space that you dreamed of.
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BENEFITS OF A NEW BASEMENT
There are many benefits for utilizing the space under your home, here are just a few:
- No fees and associated costs with moving to a larger property
- Basements are easy to heat as they are below ground
- They are quiet spaces and road traffic noise etc is diminished
- Often larger than the ground floor footprint as they utilize the hallway area
- They can be extended into the garden
- External access can be obtained – self contained apartment
- They can become modern stylish spaces, as they do not have to conform to the style of the rest of the house and really do become the wow factor
For basement excavation or dig out (also known as a retrofit basement), planning permission is required, mainly to any means of escapes or light wells that are to be installed. This is because they affect the exterior appearance of the property.
Fortunately, planning permission is almost always granted as it does not change the exterior appearance of the property above pavement level.
Building regulations will be required if you are changing the basement to habitable living space. This includes the means of escape, the thermal values, etc. If it is simply to be used for storage though, this may not be required.
Many things affect what is required for means of escape, such as does the basement exit onto a hallway which has a direct route to an exterior hall? Or does it exit into another room? Please contact us and we will be happy to visit and discuss your options.
PARTY WALL AGREEMENTS
A party-wall agreement is a legal agreement with your neighbours to commence building work which affects the jointly owned wall between the properties.
WATERPROOFING YOUR NEW BASEMENT
There are different ways to make basements dry and this is one of the most critical aspects of a successful basement. The waterproofing falls into 2 main areas, cementitious tanking, or a cavity drain membrane system.
Underpinning is the process of strengthening the foundation of an existing building or other structure. It is often necessary to underpin with basement conversions where more headroom is required, and always a requirement for basement digouts or retrofit basements.
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