Excavated basements — good or bad?

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A planning application for an excavated basement in Oakdale road, Weybridge, has raised some significant questions and divided views.  Extending a house downwards has less impact on the street scene than a traditional extension, once completed. But the work of construction is a major undertaking that can disrupt local life for months. London Boroughs have found unexpected problems during basement construction, resulting in prolonged projects, … [Read more...]