You can use your basement conversion for anything you want to within reason. Some popular ideas are a home gym, swimming pool, cinema room, kitchen, wine cellar, yoga studio or kids’ playroom. Whatever you want to use your basement conversion for, the Simply Basement team will be able to advise you on what you need to make it happen – or you can take a look at our basement conversion ideas page.
The duration of a basement conversion can vary dramatically depending on the size and scope of the work. This will also depend on whether you require Simply Basement to carry out only the dig out, structural and waterproofing stages or whether you would like us to complete the entire conversion including fit out and decoration. On average it can take anywhere from a couple of months through to a year for more complex projects. When a Simply Basement surveyor has…
As a guide, a London basement conversion can cost anywhere upwards of £180k. Ultimately, the cost will depend upon the size of the conversion and the fixtures and fittings you require. After your free site survey, Simply Basement will be able to provide you with a full, comprehensive quotation for your build to give you a much clearer idea.
You may be surprised to find out that you do not need to have an existing cellar or basement space to be able to create your basement conversion! Here at Simply Basement we are able to work on most types of property and can advise you as to what’s possible for your home.
On average most basement conversions opt for a minimum 2.6m head height for it to feel spacious enough. Our clients of course can opt to go higher if needs be, although this will affect the price and sometimes duration of the project.
Yes this will most certainly be a requirement if you are looking to make the space into a habitable room. Exceptions to planning are usually when you convert an existing residential basement and the outside is visibly unaltered. Planning usually takes 8 weeks to obtain, possibly longer if revisions are required. Our Simply Basement team of architects are on hand if you require them to help you come up with plans and submitting through to planning. Find out more information…
In some cases yes, however this will depend on what you can obtain through planning permission. In some boroughs of London only one level of basement is obtainable. If you want to explore options, we have a dedicated design and architectural team who are able to work with you to come up with a design that will be able to be submitted through planning.
The design and build process is, simply put, the procedure we follow to plan, build and complete your basement conversion in London. It takes into account the following steps or stages: Site survey and quotation Contract and deposit Design and planning with an architect Party Wall Agreement The build Completion and sign off You can find a fuller description of how the design and build process for basement conversions is applied to your project here.
In most cases, our clients are able to live at their property whilst the conversion is taking place. Some clients prefer to rent on a short term basis whilst the heavy work is being carried out. The choice is entirely yours.