There is something instantly recognisable and unpleasant about the smell of damp. Then there’s the fact that it indicates a problem in the house that none of us wants to have to handle. But if you do notice you have that damp basement smell around the house, it is important to take steps to handle… Read More
Damp is a common problem in basements when water seeps through the brickwork and into the internal areas. It can also impact the whole building as the damp spreads and so too do conditions such as black mould – which can cause poor health and respiratory problems for people living in the property. That’s why… Read More
So you have this cellar or basement below your home and it doesn’t really get a lot of use. You also need more space and could do with transforming it into a usable space, maybe a playroom for the kids or a home office. The first step is to make the space damp-free and habitable… Read More
When you have a basement, it can often just be there, unused. That’s because basements can be a little like a loft – a bit awkward and uncomfortable to use, so it just ends up as a place to store things and little more. But what if you want your basement to be a really… Read More
How to Do a Basement Conversion? If your home has an existing, disused basement, converting it is a great way of creating usable space and easing the demands on other parts of your home, it also makes it much more attractive to a purchaser if you choose to sell. However, there is important work that… Read More
Here in the UK, having a basement isn’t as common as in other countries but there are still a lot of houses that have them. For some, the basement is a bit like a garage – a semi-useful storage area that always seems a bit dark and damp. But for others, it is a useful… Read More
No matter what size your home is, there is always the need to add more space. Extensions are popular and so are loft conversions, but if your home has a basement, then this is potentially a large extra amount of space that can be transformed into a usable area a lot more economically. Here’s some… Read More
A damp basement or cellar is different from damp in other parts a building because of the fact they are below ground. This brings a number of different issues that make damp more likely and more complex to deal with, but whatever your damp basement problem it can be eradicated and here are 7 tips from… Read More
For many properties that have a cellar, these are spaces with only limited use – store a few boxes, maybe keep a few bottles of wine on a rack or leave the tins of paint from the decorating. But this doesn’t need to be the case and it is possible to transform a cellar into… Read More
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