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Basement/Cellar Conversion

  • Creating extra space and value

Most families yearn for extra space as an inbuilt requirement in today’s modern world. Generally the initial reaction is to consider moving to a bigger and generally far more expensive home, with the built in stress and heartache that such a move brings.

There is a growing band of homeowners that are utilizing the space they already have, by converting dank and dingy cellars and basements into bright and cosy additional rooms instead.

Extending your home to provide more space is always an option, but ultimately there will be a significant loss of external space.

Practically, for your average household, converting your cellar or basement can add as much if not more space to your home as extending upwards into the loft, or going out over surrounding land.

A dry, comfortable basement/cellar is a great asset to your home with the usage options countless. So just think for a moment, what would you use the extra living space for?

Popular options include:

  • Home office
  • Additional bedroom
  • Child’s playroom
  • Home cinema
  • Living rooms
  • Wine storage
  • Games room

Whatever your choice the critical point is that habitable space must be dry!

Rarely were existing basements/cellars in older properties designed for habitation with the intended usage likely to have been for storage, e.g., coal, foodstuff, etc.. Here lies the challenge!

One of the most important factors with any cellar or basement project is making sure the waterproofing choice and its application is correct.

Structural waterproofing below ground level is a specialised operation and should be carried out by professionals having the right level of understanding as to what is required and experience in the conversion of existing basements.

Sovereign specialise in damp-proofing and structural waterproofing with an in house team of CSRT and CSSW qualified professionals at hand to provide the necessary knowledge and expertise required for your basement conversion.