Basements are proving increasingly popular as land is a premium. Much more common in the United States and Australia, UK homes are increasingly looking to basements to add value to properties.
The importance of understanding the ground conditions and water tables can not be overestimated where basements are concerned. We have saved several projects where the engineers hadn’t taken the time to understand how ground conditions would change over time or understood the specialist requirements for water-proofing.
SWJ Consulting are experienced in complex extensions such as basements ensuring the correct investigations are completed early enough in the planning process to ensure long term success and working closely with client’s and architects to manage expectations and deliver a design that everyone is happy with.