Retrofit Basement For Victorian Property
Watertight Homes, extended an existing basement to create a large habitable space beneath a detached Victorian double bay property. There was already a basement beneath 60% of the property and excavation was undertaken to extend it over a further 30m². There were no existing being removed via the new ones at the front of the property.
Large areas of underpinning were involved with the earth taken down to achieve a 2.5m head height. Two internal partition walls were built and some existing internal walls removed to suit the new internal layout.
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As part of the project, Watertight Homes also had to remove the original brick stairs down to the basement and installed a new oak staircase to match the design of other stairways in the property. The new basement has provided a new space to accommodate a TV lounge/games room complete with table tennis table, a music room large enough for a drum kit and a utility room for freezer storage etc. To create an impression of unity with the rest of the property, the door and door frame at the top of the stairs down to the new basement were removed.