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Property Owners Dig Deep

With the cost of land and property soaring in London, property owners are finding new ways to make the most of their assets and increase property value.  Property owners are looking to dig deep underground to create more habitable space.  

Single storey basement extensions have become the norm in affluent parts of London, but one property owner had a more ambitious scheme.

Wyatt Carruthers Jebb were appointed to undertake the structural engineering of a three storey basement construction.  Such an ambitious scheme comes with significant technical complications, but to Wyatt Carruthers Jebb this is all in a day’s work.

“To achieve the construction of new three storey basement below an existing house requires careful structural design and sequencing” says John Wyatt, Managing Director of Wyatt Carruthers Jebb.  “We have undertaken several basement constructions in the past and when contacted by the Client to design a three storey basement we were excited about meeting this new challenge”

Basements excavations are nothing new to Wyatt Carruthers Jebb.  In fact they have been undertaking this kind of work since the company was formed in 1990.  “Achieving an excavation of this kind requires a sound understanding of basic structural principles” says John  “In this case we adopted piles and the top down construction technique”

The design required both temporary works design and structural engineering of the final structure, careful sequencing and above all attention to detail.   Local buildings were monitored for movement using lasers.  The work has now been completed and Wyatt Carruthers Jebb Ltd are now looking at their next big challenge.

Wyatt Carruthers Jebb Ltd are a firm of Structural and Civil Engineers and Building Surveyors with a wealth of experience in complex projects.   The firm provides engineering and building consultancy advice to the public and private sectors.  Current projects include small domestic extensions as well as large commercial projects.  If you have a project in mind and are seeking engineering and construction advice, please contact Wyatt Carruthers Jebb on 01372 466 118 hq@wcjeng.co.uk

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