Cellar Conversions

Even the smallest cellars can be transformed into something functional and beautiful

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Converting your cellar is a smart investment. It is an affordable way to expand your living space and it will likely increase the value of your property. There are lots of different reasons to convert your cellar; some people might want an extra bedroom or a new bathroom, others might want a home office or even a gym. The possibilities are endless!

Consideration for your cellar conversion

Step 1 – Is your cellar suitable for a conversion?

If you are thinking of having a cellar conversion, you will need to find out if your cellar is suitable. By organising a cellar survey you will be able to get an expert to analyse your possible options, figure out any potential obstacles and inform you of the waterproofing regulations your cellar would need to adhere to. Our structural waterproofing experts will offer you a better insight to the work required to make your cellar conversion dreams a reality.

All of our surveyors are trained to CSSW (Certified Surveyor of Structural Waterproofing) standards and are highly experienced and qualified in the area of cellar conversions.

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Step 2 – Preparing your cellar for conversion

You will need to clear out your cellar completely. It is likely that extensive work will need to be done to turn an unused cellar into something special. Also, depending on the height of your cellar, you may need to excavate the floor to increase the height. Lastly, you may need to strengthen the foundations of your property to make your cellar safe for habitation.

Step 3 – Waterproofing your cellar

This is by far the most important step in any cellar conversion project. If your cellar is not sufficiently waterproofed, water will find a way in; and water ingress has the potential to ruin any upholstery, carpets, wallpaper, and decorations you have in your new cellar.

In most circumstances, we would recommend a modern internal water management system for a cellar. These systems will channel water as it enters the cellar and disposes of it safely. To find out more about cellar waterproofing visit our dedicated web page.

Cellar waterproofing

Step 4 – Finishing your cellar conversion

Depending on what you want to use your newly converted cellar for, different considerations need to be made towards plumbing and electrical alterations. If you are planning on using your cellar for storage then it would be an idea to put down waterproof floor tiles.

If you are looking to use your cellar as extra living space then you could put down our specially designed floor waterproofing, such as our waterproofing carpet tiles, and plasterboard on the walls so you can paint or wallpaper them. If you are looking for inspiration, you can visit our cellar conversion ideas page.

Cellar conversion ideas

Step 5 – Admire your completed cellar conversion

Now is the time to take a step back and admire all of your hard work as your cellar conversion project is now complete.

Contact us about cellar conversions

For additional information and help on cellar conversions contact us on 0808 256 4538 or contact us online using our contact form.

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