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
The uses for basements are vast
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
Basement Plan and Stairs
It is very important to create and plan your basement carefully. There are many factors to consider, including:
- head height
- 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.