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Tanby Swimming Pools

Great for a subterranean swimming pool and leisure space!



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Dominic McKenzie Architects

Hi Hugo

Thanks for including our project Bower House in your interesting article - more info on the project can be found here: http://www.dominicmckenzie.co.uk/projects/islington/

Yes the key to a good basement extension is to try to avoid it feeling like a basement! If you can get this right then you can unlock a lot of potential in your home.

Dominic

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SDA Build London

Fantastic article on basements. We're finding in places like Fulham, Chelsea and Hammersmith (where space is limited) the only way is down.

We just completed this project in Chelsea...

https://www.sdabuildlondon.co.uk/project/clareville/

We fully refurbished the property, created a winter garden, basement cinema and wine cellar. Build Duration: 56 weeks.

We strengthened the house by inserting an internal steel frame, keeping a brick shell exterior. We then dug out the basement to create two new rooms and added a new roof structure which allowed us to include a winter garden.

For more info get in touch with us at SDA 01923 597441


   

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