Better basement design and construction: free technical guide

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LABC has produced guidance on basement design and construction in collaboration with LABC Warranty.

In cities, homeowners frequently want to invest in extra space by creating a basement. But a disturbing pattern of potential problems, if they are not properly designed and built, is emerging.

Water ingress and structural stability of the existing superstructure are the main areas of concern and it is important to familiarise yourself with key design and construction matters that can have a significant impact on the outcome of your basement project.

Our technical guide takes designers and installers through the main issues to consider when renovating or creating a basement. The guidance focuses on properties with types of basement where problems have previously been identified.

Download our Guidance on the design and construction of basements.

For further information, you can also read our page about building regulations in relation to basements.


Please Note: Every care was taken to ensure the information was correct at the time of publication. Any written guidance provided does not replace the user’s professional judgement. It is the responsibility of the dutyholder or person carrying out the work to ensure compliance with relevant building regulations or applicable technical standards.


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