When it comes to the design of your basement renovation there are an abundance of factors which can be carefully considered and altered to provide you with your dream space.
As our many satisfied clients will tell you, having a basement conversion or new basement build is life-changing. Not only do you gain extra living space, but a habitable basement also adds greatly to the value of any property.
Extending your home with a basement is a far more affordable option than selling up and moving to a larger property, especially in pricey London and the surrounding counties.
You will be able to gain more space from excavating a basement than you would achieve through a loft conversion or above-ground extension given that the basement can spread out beyond the footprint of the house to extend under the garden.
Tired of your cramped conditions? Call us now on 0333 444 1169 and expand your world.
Dream & Design
Space to spread your wings is a luxury, but Basement Builder are in the business of making the process of carving out your precious living space seamless and up to your standards.
We don’t compromise on quality or customer service and will see your basement build or conversion project through from design and planning, to completion. If you can dream it, we can do it, so let your imagination take flight and contact us for a free quotation.
The uses for basements are vast
We have made basements our business because of their remarkable flexibility in usage,
and the fact that they can add far more space than just that provided by the footprint of the house by extending under the garden if you wish.
Given that external access to a basement can be created, they are perfect for a home office, or make an ideal “granny at”. For a large family a basement can provide much-needed extra bedrooms, playroom, games room or TV lounge for the kids.
Many homeowners utilise their basement as a home theater. Mood lighting and audio-visual equipment can all be wired in during the construction phase, making a superb soundproof bespoke space for leisure and pleasure. This is just one of the options for making your basement the entertainment hub of the home.
We’ve also installed basements to be used as saunas, and therapeutic massage or meditation spaces. A basement is the ideal location for an indoor swimming pool which can be used year-round. Whatever your inspiration for the use of your basement, give us a call and we will discuss how best we can make the space work for you. With a modern basement you can think “outside the box” way beyond just a workshop or wine cellar. Our design team can create innovative solutions to utilise space effectively and ensure the new area is well lit using both natural and artificial lighting.
DESIGN YOUR BASEMENT
The design of a basement is not a simple matter. It goes far beyond a floor plan and deciding where the access should be. Building a basement requires careful planning, from an initial site survey and exploratory work to the detailed structural design and waterproofing system. There are many different types of stairs that can lead down to a basement, from traditional wooden flights to bespoke designer styles.
Each aspect of the design process is inter-related. In fact, often it needs creative thinking to determine the best place to situate them which means it requires a team approach with a pooling of roles and responsibilities to interpret the client’s ideas. Exterior access is often required as well, especially if the basement is to be turned into a self-contained flat, or for fire escape purposes.
Basement Builder has the ability to appropriately design basements for all sorts of purposes, under all sorts of properties. Each basement design is unique given the vast amount of factors involved which have to be considered and provided for in the design – everything from the soil and ground water conditions, to the pertinent building regulations and the proposed use of the basement room/rooms.
There are many different types of stairs that can lead down to a basement, from traditional wooden flights to bespoke designer styles. Often it needs creative thinking to determine the best place to situate them, and we can help you with this. Exterior access is often required as well, especially if the basement is to be turned into a self-contained flat, or for fire escape purposes.
Our team of experts, who are all highly experienced, will meet you, fully discuss your requirements and happily undertake the full planning process. We are committed to turning your vision, into your reality and if there are snags in order overcome as a means to accomplish this, we will work hard to come up with innovative solutions that fulfill your wishes.
Basement Plan and Stairs
It is very important to create and plan your basement carefully. There are many factors to consider, including:
- head height requirements
- means of escape and access
There are many types of stairs that can be designed to maximise and create a stunning conversion, we have many ideas and suggestions depending on your requirements.
Lighting is the most important aspect to a successful basement conversion. There are many ways to light a basement with natural light, from lightwells that can have either windows or doors to external courtyard areas, or from sunlight tubes or mirror shaft, this photo shows just how effective a mirror shaft can be if fitted correctly.
It is so important to get this correct, and is an exciting part of the basement planning.
The photos show the different moods that can be created from a dual basement lighting systems. The central LED spotlights give a crisp white light and the LED wall wash system creates a much softer atmosphere. We have lots of ideas and experience to help you create something very special.
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