Basements shouldn't feel like basements. Plenty of light, and with interesting spaces seamlessly linked to the house are pre-requisites of good basement design.
These interesting and vibrant spaces are created within highly engineered structures which surround them. Central London planning authorities rightly require assessments of hydrology, soil mechanics, spacing from significant trees and their roots together with details of the construction to be used and many other aspects of the building process. The correct and timely assembly of these data is essential to achieving planning and listed building consents in good time. Our teams have an excellent track record with this work