London Basement news

London Basement Considerate Constructors Scheme Award

* November 29th, 2013

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London Basement are very pleased to announce that the Considerate Constructors Scheme has awarded us Performance Beyond Compliance Certificates at our sites in Inverness Gardens, Kensington and Redcliffe Road, Chelsea, following the hard work of the teams at these projects. We would like to congratulate each and every member of our site staff who have worked to achieve this. Performance Beyond Compliance is something that we are working towards achieving on each and every one of our sites and all of our staff are encouraged to continuously strive to work to the highest possible standards.

London Basement are strong supporters of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and believe that this type of monitoring is crucial to not only improve the image of construction, but to go a step further by encouraging companies to work to their highest level of competency, continuously improving the standards of Health & Safety and consideration for the neighbourhood and local environment

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London Basement speak to the BBC about recent health and safety concerns

* April 8th, 2013

The Federation of Master Builders recommended BBC London should speak with London Basement about recent health and safety concerns on building projects in London. London Basement were keen to stress the importance of doing things properly and ensuring the protection of its staff, clients and passers by at all times. London Basement uses an external company to monitor all of its site twice monthly to ensure we fully comply with health and safety matters. We were the first to promote the use of temporary works engineers and coordinators on all of our projects



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London Basement projects shown in new Channel 4 series: “Double your House for half the price”

* September 12th, 2012

Redhouse TV approached London Basement a few months ago to ask to film some of our completed projects. Two projects were selected that demonstrated how light a basement can be with the use of lightwells. We were pleased to see that both were included in the programme aired on 11 September at 8pm and even used some of the ideas incorporated in our projects. We would like to thank our clients for their assistance with the filming. Both projects can be seen in our portfolio on our website.

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Tightening of planning requirements for basements in London

* September 11th, 2012

As London’s local planning authorities adopt more rigorous appraisal processes for basement planning applications, London Basement continues to help its clients through the requirement of the different boroughs; London Borough of Camden and Royal Kensington and Chelsea have the most extensive requirements for planning purposes.

Camden requires a Basement Impact Assessment, which combines consideration of surface and groundwater conditions, with geotechnical analysis into a comprehensive review of the basement works. This review ensures that the proposed works have been adequately appraised and planned; including detailed design by specialists to minimise ground movements arising from the basement development and any impact on adjoining or neighbouring properties.

Royal Kensington and Chelsea are currently undertaking a review of its policy towards basements.

London Basement’s track record from the design and build of over 1,000 basements provides unrivalled experience with planning requirements across London.

Our service also includes the submission of the construction traffic management plan and basement construction management plan or method statements.

London Basement is now assisting architects aswell as homeowners with this service and we continue to monitor the new requirements being added by the local authorities across London.

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