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Are basements the new penthouses?

According to this recent article in The Telegraph they are. The feature tells us to forget images of dank and dreary basements and to consider instead the desirable prospect that a basement has become. The article points to Knights House in Knightsbridge as an example of the London basement penthouse. A four-floor townhouse flaunting three apartments, its three-bedroom basement apartment is the most expensive and luxurious there, offering 4,451sq ft. over the ground and lower-ground floors with a screening room,…

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Simply Basement has the answers

When you’re considering a London basement conversion, you come up against a lot of questions – but the answers aren’t always so easy to find. This is especially complicated by the fact that there are still a lot of myths about basement conversions out there that can often scare you away from your own project. At Simply Basement, we specialise in basement conversions in London, so there’s probably not a question we haven’t been asked yet. To save you some…

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Party Wall Agreements for Basement Conversions

One daunting prospect of any kind of building work including converting a basement or cellar is the potential of falling out with your neighbours if work becomes noisy or disruptive but it is also important to ensure them that any underpinning to adjoining walls or boundaries is carried out in the correct way. As so many people are wary of basements due to bad information, you might be worried about how your neighbours will react to your planned basement conversion.…

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How does a sump pump work?

A sump pump is installed to prevent dampness in basements that sit below the water table. They can also help in basements where flooding may have been a problem. While not the most glamorous part of your London basement conversion, they are essential in order to keep your brand new space free of damp. They work by removing water that has accumulated in a sump pit (a hole in the basement that collects water from various sources including the drains…

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Waterproofing Basement Conversions – Lets Talk Technical!

A frequently asked question from Simply Basement clients is whether their basement conversion will be at risk from damp, especially if a client has an existing cellar space which already has signs of damp and moisture.  Here at Simply Basement, we are fully qualified to install delta membrane products into your new basement conversion which will protect your new space from any signs of water or damp.  We’ll take you through some of the more technical sides of the importance…

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A guide to lighting methods for basement conversions

Basement conversions are becoming more and more popular across London so here at Simply Basement we’ve pulled together a handy guide as to how to light your new space effectively and as naturally as possible. When commissioning a basement conversion you are probably more than likely of thinking of using an architect to help you draw up a plan and design to build from.  They will be more than likely to help you select and design ways of naturally lighting…

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