Cellar Conversion Weston-super-Mare

Weston-super-Mare Cellar and Basement Conversions

Cellar Conversion Weston-super-Mare Somerset (BS22): Turning an unwelcoming and dark basement into a bright and airy living area is a great option for anyone in Weston-super-Mare looking for extra space in their property without the need to build an extension. Having an extra room closer to the more used areas of your home can provide more opportunity for entertaining friends, creating a home gym or creating a "granny annex" for an elderly relative.

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A basement or cellar conversion is also a means by which to add more value to your house; the estate agents Savills have claimed that it is normally in the range of ten to fifteen percent more than the market value of comparable properties in the Weston-super-Mare area. If you have already converted your loft to cope with your growing family, a basement conversion gives you a good way to create much needed additional family living space. Your day to day living is not only improved by such an investment but also positions your property more competitively in the Weston-super-Mare real estate market.

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Should you be looking into a cellar conversion be sure you have asked yourself these pertinent questions before beginning: 1. Exactly what are you going to do with the additional room or rooms created? 2. How do you choose a building company that you can count on to do a top quality basement conversion in Weston-super-Mare? 3. Is the expense associated with a cellar conversion worth the rewards that you'll gain from it? 4. What is a conversion going to mean with regard to the amount of work required and the disturbance to the home?

Why Pick a Cellar Conversion in Weston-super-Mare?

If you are only going to renovate an existing cellar without needing to raise the ceiling height, then in most situations you do not need planning permission. You will however need to check with the local authorities if you live in a conservation area, if you share a party wall (requires different regulations) or if your building is listed.

At the end of the day the things you can do with a cellar conversion are limited only by your imagination.....and obviously your spending budget. You could create a pub for entertaining your buddies by building a bar, or maybe you would prefer a home cinema or a games room. Another firm favourite, and maybe more inviting given recent circumstances, is the building of a home based office or study where you can escape the stressful daily commute and benefit from a place in your home where you are much less likely to be interrupted while working.

What is Involved?

Even if your basement conversion doesn't require any planning permissions, there are a number of approvals and certificates needed from the Building Regulation office, to make sure it is legal. This will ensure that your new living area abides by all the Health and Safety recommendations and laws for electrical wiring, fire escapes, water sources, ventilation, damp proofing and ceiling height. Thankfully your Weston-super-Mare cellar conversion specialists should address all of these regulations as part of the build process.

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To make sure your basement conversion remains warm and dry through the course of its life, a waterproof membrane will need to be laid even if there are no visible signs of water ingress or damp. Any water proofing and damp proofing that you choose to use should comply with the BS8102 recommendations which your Weston-super-Mare builder is obliged to follow. A trustworthy contractor should be able to provide you with an insurance protected guarantee for their workmanship, should the membrane ever fail.

Seek advice from the building company about the upgrade or installation of the heating, lighting, insulation, ventilation, flooring, water sources and electric wiring, to get the most suitable products for the chosen use of your basement conversion. Increasing in popularity for cellar conversions in Weston-super-Mare is under-floor heating which circulates heat evenly around the area and is very efficient. It requires a minimal amount of maintenance once it has been fitted and is a hidden sort of heating, which is an added space saving bonus.

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Only skilled electricians must be used to carry out any electric installations that needs to be undertaken on your cellar conversion. Lighting are usually recessed to avoid ceiling height issues and there are plenty of low cost and efficient LED fittings that look fantastic and will brighten up your basement conversion to make it seem light and airy.

Two important elements that your builder will will want to discuss are the best ways to provide adequate insulation and ventilation. Insulation should provide sufficient protection to stop damp causing cold spots from developing in your basement conversion. Inadequate ventilation can also trigger a gradual build up of humidity which can easily trigger problems with damp and mould.

Picking a Basement Conversion Contractor in Weston-super-Mare

Before choosing your conversion company in Weston-super-Mare, get as many price quotes as you can to allow you to compare the different prices and services available. Ask to see appropriate trade membership and accreditation certificates, if you feel in any doubt about their credentials.

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An initial estimate may be given at the end of a site survey for a standard cellar conversion with access, damp proofing and flooring elements being assessed. Follow up conversations with the building firm should look to provide some clarification of your own specific requirements, for instance increasing the ceiling height of your cellar by the digging out of the existing floor, or the installation of a kitchen or toilet in a separate room.

The final quote should include all necessary planning application, party wall agreement and building regulation paperwork applicable to the Weston-super-Mare area before work is able to commence. So as to have a better idea of the costs involved in each phase of construction, you need to ensure that the final quote also includes a complete job-by-job breakdown of each section of the conversion.

A decent builder should be able to offer help and advice on all of these issues and recommend ways to increase natural daylight to brighten the space by the use of light wells or opening up the staircase. If you require new wiring for extra lighting, electrical sockets or computing and entertainment systems these should all be addressed at this point.

If your access to the basement is limited it may have to be adjusted subject to what uses you have in mind for your cellar conversion. At the end of the day, what exactly is the sense in designing a fancy cellar conversion as a bar, games room or home gym if it's not possible to get the equipment down the stairs.

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It's crystal clear that regardless of what you plan to convert your basement into, you will need it to remain dry and warm at all times of the year. For this to happen you need your basement conversion specialist to be certified and backed up by accreditation and membership to professional building organisations.

Search for Weston-super-Mare building companies that are members of the FMB (Federation of Master Builders) and if you're in any doubt you can ask the FMB to check if they're really on their approved members list. You can check how effectively a building company has performed in past times by going to the TrustMark website and seeing the reliability figures it has achieved. TrustMark is a helpful scheme that enjoys full support from the government and was created by Trading Standards.

The vast majority of basement conversion companies in the Weston-super-Mare area are genuine and legitimate businesses with a qualified workforce. A reputable building company will assist you in any way possible to provide evidence of their integrity, and respond in a fair manner so as to build trust and a unified working relationship.

As you would expect, it isn't only in the town of Weston-super-Mare itself where you can access cellar conversions but additionally in Hutton, Ashcombe, Lower Canada, Uphill, Bournville, Worlebury, Kewstoke, Milton, Bleadon, Loxton, Batch, Locking, Oldmixon, West Wick, Worle, in these postcodes: BS22 6RZ, BS22 6PU, BS22 6LL, BS22, BS22 6DG, BS22 6EJ, BS22 6LJ, BS22 6PE, BS22 6PA, and BS22 6NB, and other nearby villages and towns. Local Weston-super-Mare basement conversion specialists will most likely have the dialling code 01934 and the postcode BS22. Verifying this can ensure you access locally based providers of cellar conversion. Weston-super-Mare property owners are able to utilise these and numerous other comparable services. By clicking on the "Quote" banner you can get basement conversion quotations from local providers.

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Converting a basement or cellar into extra living space is a project that many property owners in Weston-super-Mare will think about at some point. A professional survey is required to establish if your particular basement is actually suitable for converting, before any work is undertaken.

Any surveyor who inspects your property should be qualified in underground construction, and will have spoken with you before arriving about the usage you have planned for your basement. This will provide the surveyor with a sense of what systems should be put in place to satisfy your requirements.

The construction of your basement will be checked over, and the requirements for ventilation, drainage and electricity will be considered. Building regulations and British Standards requirements specifically target cellar and basement conversions, and your surveyor will deal with each stipulation that is relevant. Such regulations include factors like party wall agreements, minimum ceiling heights and fire escapes, along with standards of damp and waterproofing. If you are planning to do a cellar conversion and need to get a basement conversion survey in Weston-super-Mare, it should not be too difficult to find an accredited surveyor to do this for you. You local Weston-super-Mare cellar conversion specialist will no doubt schedule this for you. (Tags: Cellar Conversion Surveys Weston-super-Mare, Cellar Surveys Weston-super-Mare, Basement Conversion Surveys Weston-super-Mare).

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Even a small basement or cellar can be converted into an exclusive living space by a skilled designer, and a reputable Weston-super-Mare cellar conversion company will create the room you have wished for. Perhaps it could be turned into a utility room and a place to keep your washing machine and tumble dryer out of sight and free up valuable storage space in your kitchen.

Maybe you need an office to do work at home; even a modest room can be used efficiently with purpose built furniture made and installed by a professional company in Weston-super-Mare. Your tiny basement could easily be transformed into a peaceful oasis, where you can forget the pressures of work and listen to relaxing music or enjoy a good book. Add some cozy seating, soft lighting and a bookshelf or media centre and you'll be good to go. The possible options for a small basement conversion in Weston-super-Mare are only limited by the depths of your imagination.

Planning Permission for Cellar Conversion Weston-super-Mare

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If you have already got a cellar below your property in Weston-super-Mare, and purely want to transform it from a dark, damp storage room into a usable living space, you will not require local authority planning permission, since it is regarded as "change of use". If you have to expand the volume of the house by digging out the basement floor to improve the height of the ceiling, you may then need to get planning permission, since it will be viewed more like an extension. If you aren't changing your home's exterior to any great degree, this will not be a problem and planning permission will almost always be approved. Your chosen cellar conversion specialist in Weston-super-Mare will be able to help you with this, or you can speak to your local council planning department.

The Importance of Waterproofing

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One of the most important aspects of a basement conversion is waterproofing your existing cellar. You obviously would not want to invest all that cash remodeling your basement or cellar, only to discover that the space created is damp and mouldy. This is the reason you will want to locate a professional basement conversion company in Weston-super-Mare to undertake the work. There are essentially two methods for waterproofing an existing underground cellar or basement. Water can be curbed from seeping into your basement by either hindering its ingress using an impermeable cementitious tanking material which is applied as a semi-liquid slurry, or by the use of waterproof membranes which divert water into a drainage channel and then sucked out with a sump pump. (Tags: Basement Waterproofing Weston-super-Mare, Waterproofing Basements Weston-super-Mare, Cellar Waterproofing Weston-super-Mare)

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Also find: Loxton cellar conversion, Milton cellar conversion, Oldmixon cellar conversion, Worle cellar conversion, Kewstoke cellar conversion, Bournville cellar conversion, Worlebury cellar conversion, Ashcombe cellar conversion, Hutton cellar conversion, Lower Canada cellar conversion, Batch cellar conversion, Locking cellar conversion, Bleadon cellar conversion, West Wick cellar conversion, Uphill cellar conversion and more. There are building contractors who do cellar conversion in all of these towns and areas. Bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, these skilled professionals are well-equipped to convert your basement into a functional and welcoming living space. Transforming your idea of an extra bedroom, a snug basement lounge or a home office into reality is precisely what these experts can do. To get quotes for cellar conversion, local homeowners can click here.

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