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Postby Jason_Donald » Thu Mar 24, 2011 9:28 pm

I am considering having a basement dug out under my existing house and into the rear of the property in London and wondered about other people experience with contractors. Did you get what you needed with/without an Architect? Just a Contractor? Any Recommendations? Positive experience?
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Postby collectors » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:44 am

I would get an architect involve as 90% of the time you will need excavation & this could quite well involved work on your existing foundations. Also see how deep you water table is & also see if drainage can connect straight to the main sewers/soak away without involving pumps.
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Postby Perry525 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:56 am

From what I have read, this type of extension is quite popular in Chelsea and Kensington, with exotic basements including gyms and swimming pools.
This is a specialist area, you need to find someone with an excellent track record.
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Postby Myra Hush » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:41 am

Safety standards in many basement projects are well short of acceptable, as our inspection initiative shows. Keep in mind that all building and fire codes must be followed during the basement construction process.
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Postby gc9 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:21 am

I would definitely consult with an architect if I were you. There are too many regulations that you need to be aware of. Save yourself the headache. Ask a professional for advice.
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Postby RobDraw » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:08 am

No doubt, For this kink of work we have to consult with a well experienced contractor as it is the best solution and is really helpful to have a quality work.
The nature of this work is very sensitive and if we want to finish this work with a proper ending we have to combine our forces with an expert..
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Postby aclifford » Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:21 pm

Ask yourself whether you'll need professional cleaning services. Is the new basement a big one? Does it need to be painted? If, yes you'd probably need an expert paint splash cleaning.
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