Front Garden Basement, Notting Hill
FRONT GARDEN BASEMENT
Building a basement under the front garden can be preferable than beneath the house, as it poses less disruption.
There can be requirements to allow for planting on top, and a certain percentage coverage for land drainage reasons from local planning departments. Also daylighting needs to be incorporated sensitively either via rooflights, glass blocks, lightwells or light pipes.
On this site the inherent slope allowed a repeat of the stepped front wall to incorporate the bulk of the new room, which will serve as a useful guest room distinct from the rest of the house, or for a fledgling adult.
If you are looking to extend your home with a discreet basement do contact us.