Urban Basements are Basement experts in Hackney, London. We are a specialist Basement company in Hackney, and the surrounding areas, providing a full service from Basement Design and Planning to Building and Project Management.
Hackney is one of the most central and greenest boroughs in London, being one of the host boroughs for the 2012 London Olympics; many of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park venues being within its boundaries. Basements and cellars would have probably come part and parcel in the construction of buildings, when it becoming a retreat for the nobility during the reign of Henry VIII and the reallocation of religious lands.
Hackney, being one of the most inner-city London boroughs, retains a suitable character of such a lifestyle, with large terraces of Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian housing surviving still. Key elements of such architecture include basements and cellars, previously used for the storage of coal for heating water and fuelling fires. This makes it fairly simple for conversion, and makes it easier to reuse what can be optimal space for storage, or extending your property without compromising the character or style of the building. Also, in terraces, it is usually impossible to extend outwards, so downwards is the way to go, realising the potential from beneath.
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