This January our approved contractors are working hard all over the country to expand living spaces and waterproof homes.
One of our Technical Managers, Steven Evans has been lucky enough to consult on an exciting project in Derbyshire, where two of our BBA Approved products have been used: the Sureproof membrane and our CM8 system.
The home, which was originally a 3-bedroom house has been extended both above and below ground, adding an extra 2 bedrooms and a cinema room onto the original structure.
As a working farm, this property is surrounded by extensive fields and the homeowners are certainly not short on potential building space, yet they decided to enlarge their property with a combination of above and below-ground structures.
We take it for granted that new build basements are most commonly built in urban areas, where land is sparse. However, new build basements are also an excellent way to expand the living space in your home if you live in a rural area. The Planning Authority often restricts homeowners when extending their property by only allowing them to cover less than 50% of the surrounding land with extensions. If other homeowners overlook your property, the guidelines become even more restrictive. However, since extending your property below ground-level has no aesthetic effect on the surrounding countryside, new build basements are fast becoming a popular way of increasing the living space in their homes, especially in sensitive conservation and strict planning areas.