There are some situations where planning permission, design parametres, personal requirements and most importantly, the budget, allows you to build a basement.
Basements today have many functions and uses. Basements can provide extra living and storage space within the original building footprint or can provide the same overall floor space on a smaller plot. In many circumstances basements are an attractive way of increasing housing density while still providing desirable living space. Many families expect their basement to be more than just a place for storage, doing the laundry and housing their central heating. A Benjamin Allen basement can be easy to design as a place to live or work. That means you can use your property more efficiently.
Our basements can be designed for the following uses and more:
- A separate flat
- Home cinema
We have specialised in all aspects of basement construction, including design, structural calculations, ground works. There are however some instances where the water table maybe too high and therefore a basement wouldn’t work. It is always important to commission a soil survey in order to establish the type of foundations you are likely to need and also how viable a basement would be.
Benjamin Allen can provide a complete basement service tailored exactly to your needs – from the early conceptual design, right through to the final decoration if need be. We aim to provide a comprehensive design, construction and sub-contracting service to meet the requirements of your basement project. If you’re planning any sort of underground project we can help you deliver and make sure its water tight.
We have worked on a number of basements over the years and will be delighted to provide a price for your project. Please contact us to discuss.