Holmsdale Road (High Numbers), Reigate, Surrey

Ground floor flat in larger house comprising four individual flats with common areas.

Perform complete basement conversion to habitable space with challenging structural elements; new support to bottom of ground floor, to first floor stairs.

Lower floor to increase head height, with mini underpinning to the perimeter and internal structural wall; install new stairs, enlarge light wells.

In basement conversion, use a pumped waterproofing system and conceal below new engineered wood flooring.

Supply and fit new double glazed windows and increase light through new enlarged light wells.
Insulate space with new ceilings, provide new electrics and lighting and conceal gas meter, electrical consumer unit and mains incoming water.

Of particular interest was the curved vault solid ceiling found beneath the kitchen of the property. This was carefully waterproofed and preserved.

As large rooms were created, bouncing light off the ceiling created a great effect and a peaceful room to work in.

Proposed end use - spare bedroom/playroom and separate office.