CASE STUDY 1
On this 1920’s property in Putney, our Client wanted a design and build service to construct a basement below the entire footprint of their property. The house had an existing small cellar measuring approx. 15M² (161 sq.ft.) with a low ceiling height. The finished basement floor area is 95M² (-1021 sq.ft.) with a ceiling height of 2.6M. The property had a part timber suspended, part solid floor.
The works were started externally, excavating in the front garden of the property, below the front bay window, breaking through and installing the necessary supports before starting the sequential underpinning to the foundations of the property, strictly in accordance with the Structural Engineer’s specification and calculations.
The entire process was carried out by hand to minimise vibration to the property.
CASE STUDY 2
This property is a detached Victorian house in Hampstead, which had no existing cellar, a timber suspended floor and an existing partial lower ground floor. London Basement were asked to carry out the construction of a basement below the house and rear and side patio’s, creating an area of 196M² (2109 sq.ft.), with a head height of 3M below the house and 2.9M below the patio’s.
As you will see from the artist’s rendition, the majority of the basement space was to be used as an Art Gallery.
The property had a part timber suspended, part solid floor and our clients lived in the property throughout the works, which took approx. 30 weeks.