Excavation and underpinning works have been completed in the Warwickshire basement conversion for the new Sarah Beeny series – to increase the head height and allow space for insulation of the floor. Safe exit requirements in case of a fire are to be resolved with a fire sprinkler system on the ground floor, given the lack of a suitable lightwell on the roadside for fire escape purposes. Cavity drainage membrane has been installed, with perimeter drainage channels and a pre-formed sump with submersible pump. Insulation and plasterboarding are currently underway.
Furthermore, we are also in the process of converting the loft space into a further bedroom. The floor joists have been upgraded and the original purlins replaced with steel purlins. New velux windows are to be installed and then the roof can be insulated and boarded.