London Basement is one of very few true basement design and basement build companies, recognising that offering both basement design and basement build together is the only way to condense pre-contract design works, maintain tight contract programmes and ensure quality throughout every element of the basement works.
The London Basement design team consists of four architectural and design staff, with extensive backgrounds in private practice and unprecedented experience across all areas of basement design, both technical and basement planning.
Basement Design & Build
London Basement will provide you with a complete basement design and build service covering every aspect of your basement conversion, from the initial scheme design stage, where we will discuss your basement design and advise on the best possible layout for your basement and then take it through submission of the basement planning application, the detailed design and engineering process, keeping you informed every step of the way. Once all of the paperwork is in place we will have one of our teams ready to start works on your new basement.
Basement Planning & Initial Scheme Design
London Basement have unprecedented experience in all areas of basement construction and basement design, both technical and in basement planning, it comes as no surprise that London Basement have, over the years been consulted by several London Boroughs when producing their own Basement Planning Guidelines.
Once appointed we will arrange for a member of the basement design team to meet with you to carry out a measured survey and discuss your proposed basement design in more detail, including the intended use of your new basement and advising on the best layout to optimise your new space. They will then produce scheme design drawings, carry out any pre-application investigations such as tree reports, noise surveys and flood risk assessments and submit your application to the Local Authority and with London Basement’s in depth knowledge of all of the Local Authority Guidelines, we can often save time and money during the basement planning process.
Please click on the link below to go to our news items where we have provided some details on the additional information that many London borough’s now require to accompany basement planning submissions.
Detailed Basement Design
Moving forward from the initial basement scheme design, should you opt for the full detailed design service, we will arrange a further meeting with the architectural team to discuss your proposals in more detail, so that we can help you create a blueprint for your own unique basement space, including layout and proposed finishes, such as joinery, electrical and lighting, plumbing, heating, audio visual, decorative and external works. We will also undertake the structural engineering drawings and calculations, incorporating the basement works and any associated upper floor works. We will then produce detailed basement design drawings and engineering drawings showing the above, which, once agreed, will form the basis of your basement construction.
If required, we can also arrange for a 3D virtual walk-through of the proposed basement space.
Structural Shell and Waterproofing Design
If you are considering the fitting out works as a separate package or perhaps you already have your own contractor carrying out other works in the property, London Basement can offer a Structural Shell and Waterproofing only design. Here, London Basement takes full responsibility for the structural basement design, waterproofing and drainage works and provides accurate costs for the basement shell. London Basement will happily work with your architect or design team and pass on the benefit of their experience to ensure that the design and planning is both practical and cost effective.