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Latest research shows an increase in planning applications for basements

03 Feb 2017

Research by Direct Line, states that applications to build or extend basements have increased by 9 per cent across the UK, between 2013 and 2015. The majority, 75 per cent, of basement conversions are in London where the number of projects increased by 11 per cent. In 2015 there were almost 1,500 planning applications to excavate basements.

New Case Studies

02 Jan 2017

Whether you are looking for inspiration for a new-build basement or you have a retro-fit basement project, the new case study section of the site can give you some ideas.


With a range of examples available find out more in our case study section.


Alternatively visit our members' section and see links to the case studies.

Technical Committee

07 Dec 2016

The Basement Information Centre Technical Marketing Committee meet to discuss forthcoming guidance

NHBC updates guidance

14 Nov 2016

The latest edition of NHBC Standards includes an update to Chapter 5.4 Waterproofing of basements and other below ground structures.