Category Archives: basement and cellar conversion

Why some Manchester Basement Conversion Companies are Stuck in the 90’s.

The 90’s were great; it involved most of my time at school, then starting and completing both college and university, with a lot of building site work thrown into the mix during the ample holidays that you enjoy as a student.  But what a time to be that age, and in Manchester…

Anyway, back then we, and I say ‘we’ but essentially I mean George/my M.D./Dad, was moving away from the traditional multi-coat cementitious tanking render systems, towards cavity drainage waterproofing systems, generally using three components:

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The Déjà Vu Basement Conversion that Lost the Sale / £25k Property Value.

Firstly, apologies for the overly dramatic title but hopefully this will provide a useful example of the implications that a basement conversion can have on a property, where the work and guarantees which stand behind it are questionable.

In 2009 I took a call from a homeowner with a townhouse property in Manchester, they had just converted their basement / cellar to a habitable space, employing a local cellar conversion specialist to undertake the work.
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