Basement / Cellar Conversions

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Basement / Cellar Conversions Project 4


Project 4 – Basement / cellar conversion and a basement court yard.

This basement renovation/ conversion was carried out in Lee SE12 London. It is a 4-storey Edwardian property.

The cellar / basement was already there but had some damp and was in need of a complete renovation. The client looked straight out of their kitchen window at the lawn that was about 1.4 meters high from their floor level. They wanted us to take the back of their wall out and reduce the level of their garden patio area and create a court yard at a lower level.

We took over 120 tons of soil away to do this.

You can see we have taken most of the soil away now to the new courtyard area.

We took over 120 tons of soil away to do this.

You can see we have taken most of the soil away now to the new courtyard area.

We have carried out connections to the drainage for the water to soak away.

Now we have completed the excavation to the courtyard area we are ready to install all of the steelworks that have been calculated by a structural engineer.
Once all of the steelwork is in place we then have to pour the concrete floor.
We need to work quick now as there is a chance of all the soil and clay collapsing in on us.

We built the concrete walls first in front of the steel work and then pour concrete behind the concrete blocks to cover the structural steel work.

These show you the walls in place and the flat rendering complete.
We have also laid a limestone patio area to both levels of the garden.

The stairs also have limestone slabs and a steel track ready to take the glass banisters. These show the basement garden / courtyard finished.
The glass banisters are in place and the glass walls.
The concertinaed doors are fitted and the basement area is decorated with a white exterior paint. We also added flowerbeds at a lower level and a concrete bench with a timber decked seat with storage underneath.
This massive light well now also gives an outside room feel.

What a great design and build by London and Kent Construction Ltd

Basement / Cellar Conversions Project 2


Project 2 – Small cellar conversion to provide a children’s playroom and utility room. Height 2 metres, all walls and floors tanked using Sika System.

No such luck here. We had a lot of excavation to do as well as lower the floor by 1.5 meters; we had to remove to soil to walls to make this 4 meters by 3 meters. 17 skips later we were ready for retaining walls.

The client wanted to use this for dry storage only.
This small cellar conversion was in Lewisham South East London

Basement / Cellar Conversions Project 1


Project 1 – Conversion of cellar to make use of unused space to provide an office and a utility room.We were lucky with this cellar’s headroom which was already 2 meters, this made easy work for us builders. We had to lower the floor by 300mm to insulate and make watertight. We then had to tank the walls, that is waterproof the walls with a sand and cement render with a sika waterproof additive.
Fire proof the ceiling and board.
Plaster complete.