LONDON BASEMENT CONVERSIONS
Done right, a basement conversion transforms a dark and dingy cellar or storage room into warm, light, beautiful and airy spaces.
Basements often make perfect rooms for a noisy hobby such as playing the drums or a place for rowdy teenagers to spend time as basements have a natural sound insulation.
From home cinemas, gyms, swimming pools, spare bedrooms to wine cellars or even a home office, Urbane Design are experienced architects in basement builds and design.
PLANNING YOUR BASEMENT CONVERSION
If you are embarking on a London basement conversion it is essential to seek professional advice as there are many important aspects to consider learn more below . .
ASSESS TO VIABILITY
Urbane Design London Basements start by assessing your property’s potential for conversion. An ideal property for conversion is a house with a small existing cellar or basement. If headroom is restricted, the floor would need to be lowered. Should you not have a cellar then a basement can be created but this involves digging by hand which of course makes it more expensive.
You would require planning permission to develop your basement if you are adding a light well or creating a new habitable space. If the property shares walls with a neighbour you will need consent from your neighbours before starting work via a party wall agreement. All work will also have to comply with the building regulations.