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Designing low-carbon concrete basements

18 May 2021

Basements and below ground structures are a vital part of using land efficiently, offering designers the opportunity to create energy efficient spaces with a range of potential uses. Concrete is the most common material used for constructing basements. 

Property Trend Going Underground

09 Mar 2021

When there's no space to extend outwards, digging downwards might be a great option. If you're looking to add more day-to-day living space rather than a bedroom, then extending underneath the house or garden can add chill-out zones, an extra living room, a kitchen/ diner or even a home cinema.

A warm welcome to JUTA

26 Jan 2021

The Basement Information Centre are pleased to announce that JUTA UK Ltd have recently joined as members and we would like to give them a warm welcome.

Webinar: Controlling Ground Gases & Water – How to get Synergy

18 Dec 2020

How do we tackle both structural/below ground waterproofing and ground gas issues in an effective and safe way? What conflicts exist between British Standard documents BS 8102 & BS 8485, and how do we best balance these conflicts in order to come up with an appropriate solution for our clients and customers?

A warm welcome to Anderton Concrete

26 Nov 2020

The Basement Information Centre is pleased to announce that Anderton Concrete have recently joined membership and we would like to give them a warm welcome. 

Mental Health Awareness Week

19 May 2020

With new health and safety guidance and resources available to support social distancing on site, we thought it was a good opportunity to remind those involved in the design and construction of basements to also protect their mental health. 

Site Operating Guidance - Covid 19

19 May 2020

The Construction Leadership Council has today updated their site operating guidance for all construction sites operating in the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the fourth version of the guidance.