Renovation and Basement/Cellar Conversion of a Fire Damaged Cottage

Renovation and Basement/Cellar Conversion of a Fire Damaged Cottage from Pennine Preservation's and Property Services

By: Pennine Preservation's and Property Services  11/03/2013
Keywords: Basement Conversion, cellar conversion

When Mr.George approached Pennine Preservations and Property Services to renovate a derelict fire damaged cottage, he specifically wanted a turn key service where everything was overlooked and undertaken by one contractor, as with his busy working lifestyle he was not able to be onsite at regular intervals. After initial contact with Pennine Preservations a schedule of works were drawn up and work started, after meeting with building control and utility services, work began on the transformation of the 180 year old Cottage. Due to the severity of the fire and the time the property had been closed up the property was in need of stripping back to just the four walls and roof structure. On stripping out of the ground floor a small infilled basement / cellar was found to the rear of the property. Making the house structurally safe was the first priority so damaged lintels, missing stonework and crack stitching with thor helical bar was undertaken. A full damp proofing program was undertaken to the property and the basement/ cellar conversion was tanked/ lined with cavity drain membrane and sump pump installed ready to meet BS8102. Over the next few weeks the house took shape and became back to life. Pennine Preservations were sympathetic with the renovation and keeping original features were priority like the sandblasted inglenook fire and exposed beams in bedrooms. The cottage was transformed into a two bedroom property with a basement/ cellar conversion becoming the utility room.

Keywords: Basement Conversion, cellar conversion

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