Adding additional rooms to your house by converting your basement area has never been simpler.
The space beneath your existing house may be the ideal area, enabling you to create new rooms and much needed living space.
This type of conversion will typically require some or all of the following:
Underpinning and Additional Foundations
To support the walls of the existing house, with the basement at a lower depth, will require the internal walls of the building to be supported whilst the basement is excavated. Abbeymead will use temporary shoring or if necessary structural steelwork to ensure your building is safe at all times.
Tiling and Stone Fixing
All types or ceramic, porcelain or natural stone can be supplied and fitted including top of the range granite work tops and splash backs. Our tillers are experienced in working with the most expensive and delicate materials and guarantee to deliver the highest standard of workmanship.
Oikos Polished Plaster and Paints
This environmentally friendly range of polished plasters and paints enables our professionally trained craftsman to produce a range of unique finishes.
Polished plaster finishes such as Travertino Romano, Raffaello Marmorino are all available in a range of colours and finishes and offer a superior look to your home.
Current building regulations specify stringent ventilation requirements for buildings. It is now more common for us to install heat recovery units in order to reduce energy waste.
We will advise you on the most cost effective ventilation methods available and ensure your ventilation design is compliant.
Data Audio Visual
Modern “Residential Technology” is continually becoming more complex and many require a data cabling system installed to specific standards and professionalism.
These systems will run your Internet, phone, Television and audio systems as well as your controlled lighting systems all from one location in your property.
Basement Waterproofing, Damp Proof Membrane and Tanking Systems
Basements normally require waterproofing and this work can be carried out in a number of ways.
Abbeymead are experienced in the use of Sika Rendering which, when applied to the walls of the basement, can be left exposed.
Waterproofing and tanking products are also bitumen based and are applied either externally to the basement or internally and then protected.
You can rest assured that we will use the very best products on your property.
Cavity drains are installed internally in basements and allow any water seepage to be collected and then removed either by pump or gravity drain, away from the building. We use products that will ensure that your basement tanking is of the highest quality.