We have successfully excavated and developed the basements of London properties for many clients to create home cinemas, wine cellars, swimming pools, gymnasia, saunas, games rooms, self contained flats and other spaces which have added significantly to the comfort and enjoyment of living in the properties.
London basement company
As with all our work, we aim to create spaces which are sympathetic to the style and heritage of the property itself, while providing a contemporary living or working space of unique character.
In addition to the exciting new facilities that a basement conversion can provide, this will also generally prove an extremely sound investment. Depending on the precise nature and location of the property, an attractively developed basement is likely to add, immediately, between 200% and 300% of the cost of its construction to the overall value of the property.
The process of constructing a basement is not, however, for the timid. It is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive to obtain planning approval for basement developments, and attempting to negotiate this calls for specialised knowledge.
Basement planning and construction experts
Each borough has its own particular requirements, which include carrying out soil drilling and testing, structural engineering detailed calculations, eco-home assessments, flood risk assessments as well as submitting traffic plans and various other documents which require preparation by certified consultants.
To obtain this documentation, necessary for the Planning Application will cost several thousands of pounds, and for this reason, is not a job to be entrusted to the inexperienced. We have an excellent record of success in obtaining Planning Approvals for basement construction, and are well-placed to advise you on what might be achievable at your property.