We have designed, excavated and developed basements for luxurious London properties for many clients to create home cinemas, wine cellars, swimming pools, gymnasia, saunas, games rooms, self contained flats and stunningly quiet reading rooms that have added significantly to the comfort and enjoyment of living in several West London properties.
London basement company
Buro Architects create spaces that are sympathetic to the style and heritage of the property, while providing a contemporary living and beautifully designed space with unique character.
Basement excavation and conversion offer excellent opportunity to create exciting and new facilities within your existing home and generally proves an extremely cost effective and sound investment. Depending on the precise nature and location of your property in West London, an attractively developed basement is likely to immediately add between 200% and 300% of the cost of your basement construction to the overall value of your property. If you can do, you should.
The process of excavation, construction and installion of a basement is not, however, for the feint of heart. It is increasingly difficult, time consuming and expensive to obtain planning permission for new basement developments. Attempting to negotiate these calls for specialised knowledge, experience and local expertise.
Basement planning and design experts
Each borough has its own particular requirements, including carrying out soil drilling and testing, detailed calculations from a structural engineer, eco-home assessments, flood risk assessments as well as submitting traffic plans and soil removal plans with various other detailed documentation that require preparation by certified consultants.
To obtain this documentation, prior to the Planning Application costs several thousands of pounds. For this reason, basement design and planning is not to be entrusted to the inexperienced. We have an excellent track record obtaining Planning Approval for basement construction in RBKC and Westminster, and are well-placed to advise you on what might be achievable at your property.