Restoration & Conversion of Large Basement – Northamptonshire
Habitable Space in Old Pub near Wellingborough
Retro-Fit Basement Under Listed Barn – Nottingham
Basement Utility Room Conversion – Oxfordshire
Basement Conversion Market Harborough
The basement, in an 18th century hall was used as storage and a utility room. It was damp, often prone to flooding and very cramped for head room.
Aesthetic outcome was very important throughout the whole conversion, so everything was carefully considered with this in mind. The brick work was sand blasted to remove all paint, dirt and detritus that had built up over the life of the hall, to take the ceiling and central piers back to the original brickwork.
With the original head room of around 6’, in its highest point, the floor was lowered and walls underpinned by around 4’ to give a massive space, which instantly changed the feel of the space. A new structural floor was cast and a new entrance was created to the rear of the basement, with an external staircase built for access. The basement was waterproofed using a cavity drainage membrane system, linked to a sump and two pumps, linked via underground drains. The basement was then dry lined, insulated, had an under floor heating system installed and full plastered.
Finished in very classical style the basement was completely transformed and now provides a great entertainment space for the whole family.
Basement Conversion Melton Mowbray
Beautiful Basements was contacted and asked to advise on a conversion of a sealed off, inaccessible basement under house that was part of a Royal Hunting Lodge in Melton owned by the Royal Family.
Due to its history and pedigree the house and ground were listed and careful planning and preparation was required to ensure the exterior look and feel of the building was maintained.
When Craven Court was developed from dilapidated school to private residence the basement was left alone, Beautiful Basements came in and transformed the basement from damp white washed walls and brick vaulted ceiling to a beautiful family entertaining area. It also included remodeling parts of the ground floor to also for internal access to the basement and the moving of a utility room and downstairs bathroom.
All of the internal walls have been left open, exposing the original bare brick, as have the vaulted ceilings, giving the space a unique look. To allow for access to the basement an internal staircase has been opened up from the ground floor, directly into the kitchen, and an external staircase and two, full height light wells to allow both emergency escape and natural light within the basement.
The conversion has been deliberately completed with inbuilt flexibility for future uses. With the addition f a door to the games room the space can be transformed into a self contained flat, with separate external entrance, with bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom.
Basement Cinema Room – Birmingham
Basement Conversion – Daventry
Basement Refurbishment – Leicestershire
Cellar Conversion – Leamington Spa