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Basement Information Centre at UK Construction Week

03 Oct 2018

Anyone thinking of going underground with their build project needs to visit the Basement Information Centre on Stand B255. The exhibit is part of the Better Built Housing Hub, in the Build Show, part of UK Construction Week at the NEC from 9-11 October.

Better Built Housing Hub at UK Construction Week

20 Sep 2018

The Basement Information Centre is delighted to be supporting the Better Built Housing Hub at UK Construction Week. This new feature developed by The Concrete Centre and Modern Masonry for the Build Show includes a seminar theatre and exhibits. Come and visit the Basement Information Centre on stand B255.  

Better Built Homes Seminar

26 Apr 2018

Practical guidance for high quality, high performance homes that don’t cost the earth.

Concrete and masonry products are UK-manufactured, locally available and one of the most cost-effective solutions for building a new home. 

Designing a basement webinar

01 Mar 2018

This CPD webinar will deal with the intricacies of structural design of basements, which essentially is the control of cracking. Loads, specification, an example (in outline) and a few case studies will also be covered. 

Planning a basement webinar

07 Feb 2018

This free CPD webinar will provide guidance on grades and types of basements, waterproofing strategy, ground movement, methods of construction and materials.

 

Increase in planning applications for basements

23 Aug 2017

Analysis by Halifax of planning data for England, Scotland and Wales from January 2012 to December 2016 has found a 183% increase in planning applications for basement extensions, as people improve properties rather than move. As reported in the Guardian today.

Technical Working Groups meet to progress key topics

03 Aug 2017

The Basement Information Centre is a forum to develop guidance to simplify design and enable high performance basement construction. To this end, our ground gases working group and podium decks working group have both met during the summer to progress their projects.