Archive for November 2017

Guest Expert: How to Build an Indoor Pool That’s Not a Damp Disaster

Paul Whiteley is Managing Director at Brookforge, who were the designers and builders of the incredible pool in Wimbledon Villa, which is one of the largest underground pools in London. He’s been working in the swimming pool trade for over 25 years, and Brookforge just celebrated its 20th anniversary, so we thought there’s no one…

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Philip’s Advice: Want a Basement for Your Gym, Cinema or Swimming Pool? Here’s How it’s Done

Three diggers had to be craned in and out to excavate the double-depth basement required for Wimbledon Villa’s full-size underground pool. Excavating a basement is a complex, expensive and potentially dangerous undertaking. There aren’t many residential architects who planning departments will trust with subterranean developments, but we’re proud to say that we’re one of them,…

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New Commission: Hidden Cinema Beneath a Quirky Fulham Family Home

We’ve recently completed a feasibility study for a potential renovation, extension and basement excavation for an unusual end-of-terrace Victorian semi-detached house. It’s a house with character to spare and ample potential, but one that is also in desperate need for some love and attention. And that’s exactly what our client plans to give it. At…

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