The 3 Routes If You Want To Convert A Basement
There are generally three routes you can take if you want to make more space in your home through creating a basement space.
1. As Part Of A New Build
This is when a basement is designed into the new build drawings and built into the groundworks. There will be no planning permission necessary for this type of basement.
2. Renovating An Existing Basement
When renovating an existing basement, the space will typically require basement waterproofing and additional ventilation. Electrics, heating and plumbing will need to be installed, if not already present, depending on what the space is to be used for. Unless the external appearance of the property is affected there will be no need for planning permission.
Using the services of experienced basement waterproofing companies is recommended for this type of renovation as basement flooding could be very damaging and costly.
3. Excavating A New Basement
Creating a new basement through excavation involves major work, creates a separate, new unit or accommodation and is likely to alter the external appearance of the property. Due to these reasons creating a new basement will most likely require planning permission. Your basement conversion contractors and waterproofing company will be able to advise you on the correct course of planning permission and adhere to building regulations.