Basement Extension

Contemporary full basement extension to London townhouse, providing a bedroom or home office, ensuite and utility room. The project required underpinning existing footings and the provision of a reinforced slab with walls and floor tanked using a membrane system linked to a perimeter channel and ground water pump. Rigid insulation laid over the site slab and topped with a polymer reinforced screed incorporating heating pipes, finished in light porcelain tiles completes the floor build up. Internal walls are lined and insulated with a metal stud partition and finished in insulated plasterboard and skim coat with illuminated recesses provided for office or beside storage.

Off white walls overpainted with a clear polyurethane dado internally and yellow chiffon masonry paint externally reflect light and colour throughout the space. Full height bay windows maximise daylight and sunlight penetration and contemporary bathroom fittings, plain walls and simple details create an uncluttered and spacious feel to the basement suite.