Total cellar transformation with our basement conversion solutions in Saltaire
Here at Pure Basement Systems, we specialise in providing our customers with innovative and effective solutions for transforming their damp and unusable cellars through our various basement conversion techniques. We are an experienced company with over twenty years experience in this industry, we take pride in our work and love being able to breathe new life into your home.
Common problems people encounter with damp basements
You may have a cellar which has never been converted and is still basically a cold store as it would undoubtedly have intended to be at one time or other. If this is the case, there will doubtless be no damp proof course under your cellar floor or lining the walls to ground level above. This was intended in order to keep the room cold, but unfortunately it renders the space useless for storage or to be used for anything at all.
Water is free to seep through the walls, rise up through the floor, even into the dry parts of your house above. The potential for ongoing and extensive repairs to your home from rising damp are plenty and well documented, you might already be suffering with the infamous black mould that walks hand in hand with damp plaster and walls. Modern families are increasingly short on space and having a usable cellar for storage or even as a subterranean kitchen/living space would undoubtedly come in very handy.
Basement conversion methods for our Saltaire customers
Nestled away in a quiet corner of the Aire Valley is the UNESCO World Heritage village of Saltaire, where row upon row of Italian influenced, classic Victorian terraces sit in the shadow of the imposing Salts Mill. The mill workers cottages, Victoria hall, hospital and village are named after their enigmatic creator, Titus Salt, who created the village for his mill workers and their families.
The terraced properties of Saltaire are typical of the Victorian era, built from local sandstone which is extremely porous. The village sits just up a gentle hill from the river Aire so the ground is saturated, especially for those houses closer to the river. The vast majority are built with cellars, traditionally used to store coal or as a cold store pantry.
Now though, thanks to fridges and gas central heating, families have little call for either. What could be another useable room in houses that are short on space, are instead damp, wet and totally unusable basements.
Our basement conversion services
First we will make good what is not, by creating a dry and impenetrable skin to your basement so that damp is a thing of the past. We can install damp proof courses and dry lining solutions to ensure that, however you plan to convert your basement, it will stay dry. Once you have a dry cellar, we have the capabilities of completely transforming the space into whatever you can imagine – plumbing, heating, lighting and electrical installation means that your basement conversion could leave you with a new living room, a bedroom and en suite or a spacious utility room.
Get in touch with Pure Basement Systems to find out more
For any further information about our basement conversion solutions or to hear about how we could transform your cellar in Saltaire, call one of our friendly team today for a free no obligation survey and quote.