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Extensions Building Under

Adding to your living space by going below your current living levels may entail anything from utilising unused space as a result of a sloping section through to jacking up the existing property and building a full new level underneath.

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Going under / basement conversions

Many people think of basements as damp, dark spaces where at best you store those once in a decade items. However today these spaces are being created or converted into spaces as diverse as gyms, home theatre’s, bedrooms, granny flats or general living area’s not to mention the odd man or woman cave.

Below is some simple guides to going under:

  • The cost will be significantly influenced by either the need to excavate or raise the existing house.
  • Don’t take short cuts on structural design of stopping the ingress of ground water – these are critical element s and where our design team can take the lead.
  • The final cost will be nfluenced by what the new spaces are to include – e.g. bathroom or kitchen versus a bedroom or lounge – especially getting water services in the new lower area to join with council services.
  • When planning a lower level it is important to give good consideration to the overall house layout to minimise the trips up and down the stairs each day – although this could become part of your daily fitness regime!
  • Concept sketches are a cost effective way to consider both the look of the planned addition and enable a price estimate  before moving to the expense of full working drawings only to find the design exceeds your budget.

To talk to one of our team about your dreams for your extension simply complete the enquiry form on the right and we will be in touch within one working day.

5 ways we can give you a helping hand

If you’re talking to anyone else about your home renovation or extension plans, do yourself a favour. Ask them if they offer everything you see at right – the Pzazz Building 5-Step Renovation Process.

If you’re thinking about a relatively extensive renovation, it would also pay you to ask them if they offer 3D Design or 3D Video Walkthroughs so you can truly experience the completed project and make any adjustments to your plans before your project gets started.

It all starts with our In Home Consultation where you will find out:

  • if your ideas are feasible
  • if you need a permit
  • what the best solutions are




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