*What is the most common use for a basement conversion?
Living room or Kitchen.
*Does a basement conversion need planning permission?
No. Most conversions do not need planning permission as you are just having work done inside your property. If, however you are wishing to add a new entrance or windows to the front of your house or you need to dig up the pavement outside your house, you will need to apply to your local council. This can be easily sorted.
*How long does a basement conversion take?
We aim to complete the conversion in 8-12 weeks; this could be longer for exceptionally large areas or the complexity of the work.
*Can I stay in my house while the work is being carried out?
Yes. We try to make as little disruption to your normal everyday life as possible. As we are a family run company, we pride ourselves on being polite, considerate and respectful.
*Do you need building regs to convert a basement?
Converting a basement into a habitable space will require building regulations approval even if it only involves a change of use of an existing cellar.
Building regulations cover areas such as fire escape routes, ventilation, damp proofing, electrical wiring.
*How much does a basement conversion cost?
Conversion of an existing basement: £750 - £1,400 per square metre.