I have a victorian end terrace, and I am thinking how useful a cellar would be to me and reaslised that digging one is quite common. I know that getting this built by experts would cost the same as the house value and therefore considering most of the work myself. Can anyone advise or direct me to any useful resources in this area. CAn I just get a structural Engioneer in to advise and just get on with it. I am skilled but not a builder and would be happy to graft each night, but have no idea where to start with structure and foundations etc.
I of course have no problem taking my time with the project but as I have no building knowledge I am worried about even getting the engineers in.. feels like chicken and egg.. the current gap under the floor is about 2.5 feet.
Appreciate any thoughts?!?!? or help anyone can give!
I have trawled the internet and cannot find much in the area of digging a cellar from scratch under a house.. although plenty of companies will do it for about Â£2.5k per metre (WOw!) thsts about Â£60k for one room