Basement Conversions London & The Home Counties
Many of the older houses and buildings in the dense urban landscape of London and surrounds have cellars or rough basements which were used in days of yore for storing coal and wood for heating purposes. When electricity and gas came on the scene many old defunct cellars were boarded up and forgotten, but now that space is at a premium in the city and suburbs and property prices are soaring, these useful spaces are once again coming into their own.
Converting an old basement into a modern day living space is the ideal answer for increasing the size of your home or business property. Known as a retrofit basement project, your old existing basement can be reinforced, waterproofed, electrified, have drainage installed and be given access to natural light. It is an exciting concept that we at Capital Basements have embraced wholeheartedly, because it opens the door to a world of possibilities for cramped properties.
The best thing about basement conversions is that you can extend your existing basement or cellar to add on as many extra rooms as you like, and your budget will allow. Many homes and commercial buildings in London that you see above ground are nowadays just like the tip of an iceberg! Multiple storeys descend into the ground, under the footprint of the building itself and often extend under the grounds of the property, without impacting on the outdoor space.
Basement conversion is a specialised job which can only be undertaken by construction engineers with the relevant skills and experience. The structural integrity of the building above the basement is preserved and often even strengthened by the underpinning and technical systems we employ.
So popular have basement conversions become in greater London that there are often several projects on the go in the same street. Understandably the disruption of construction is a cause for concern and may put some homeowners off of extending their houses this way, but with Capital Basements you can rest assured that we keep cost, construction time, noise and disruption to a minimum.
We work quickly and efficiently, avoiding the rush hour so as not to have our site deliveries and removal of spoil inconvenience the neighbourhood. Our team stick to the pre-planned schedule of works and communicate with you all the way to make sure you are kept up to date with progress. We are proud of our reputation for finishing basement construction projects on time and on budget.
You don’t need to worry about upsetting your neighbours, because once they see your beautiful new basement they will be green with envy and wanting to build their own!
As professionals we have a workforce with diverse skills to handle every stage of your basement conversion, from the planning stage through to final finishing. Once you commission us to construct your basement conversion, all you have to do is decide what you are going to use all that extra space for – perhaps extra bedrooms, a cosy living room, home theatre, utility space, or home office. The possibilities are infinite.
If you would like to find out more about what can be achieved by a basement or cellar conversion, contact us and we will show you some of the breath-taking, spacious grand designer suites and rooms we have created underneath houses with a relatively unexciting exterior.