The first time we were entrusted in London Basement Conversion project it was in 2013 to work on basement extension in a house in Chiswick area. This project consisted of two elements: house refurbishment and to add extra space by forming a flat for Au Pair and a laundry room. Even though this was our first basement conversion project, it went brilliantly well and within seven months & original budget we returned to the owners beautifully finished house with extra space. Since then we have completed quite a few basement conversion London projects of different sizes and purposes. Starting from 150sqm (1600sqft) London basement extension in South West London to serve as luxurious playroom and gym area, through 75sqm (800sqft) basement conversion to a family home in Herne Hill adding 3 bedrooms for newly born twins, up to a 40sqm (sqft) London basement extension in Balham to work as a music room.
Even though we are more than happy to take over a small basement conversion in London as a stand alone project, we are very efficient and competitive when a basement extension is a part of a larger scheme and the project consists of not only a basement extension but also a house or flat refurbishment, kitchen extension or even loft conversion.
BASEMENT CONVERSIONS LONDON
Among the most popular London basement conversions ideas are to create a family living space, such as a children's play room or home entertainment area. Kitchen and dining room can also be a good idea. Lastly, some people decide to add additional bedroom or Au Pair leaving space. For more sophisticated owners cellar space can be turned into home cinemas, gym rooms or even home office space. Some people would prefer to move utility room, storage and boiler underground to free up space above. Alternatively basement can have separate external entrance which means that it can be used as self-contained apartment or even new dwelling. If you are thinking about creating extra space in your house designed and tailored specifically to your needs and requirements, basement conversion London is your solution. Most of Victorian houses and older types of properties which have timber-suspended floors are ideal for London basement extension as well as excavation works and extending existing cellars. If you wish to discuss your project and you are looking for a free, no obligation quotation from professional basement company Londonfeel free to contact us at any time.
WHY CHOOSE WERNER & WERNER AS LONDON BASEMENT COMPANY
We Provide Exceptional Quality:
We run thorough quality control during all stages. We have implemented very precise but simple to use procedures to check the quality of work of our builders. Starting from underpinning works and finishing on bathroom or kitchen fit out works.
We employ only professional staff. We boast of the fact that many of our employees have been working for us for more than five years, whereas two thirds of our staff is with us for a year and more. For all newcomers we run through employment process and excellent training programme.
We have great experience with refurbishments and fit outs. Some London Basement Companies specialises in basements and basements only. We are not. We are much more than that. Not only we do basement conversions shell works but also we have enormous experience in all other house improvements: house refurbishments, side return extensions and loft conversions. Not only this is a great advantage for any basement project: all London basement extensions require fit out works and also changes in layout to existing part of the house. Moreover, it is an enormous advantage for all major refurbishment projects where a basement conversion is only a part of the bigger picture.
We Are Cost Effective:
We guarantee competitive prices for architectural services. We know great but still reasonably priced architects and designers. These are people with whom we worked before, are checked and tested and for whom we have full confidence that they will serve you well.
Most of engineering design & drawings are prepared by us. Each year planning permission process for Basement Conversion becomes more challenging - planning officers requests more and more documents. Some of these documents we prepare internally. For the rest of them we know engineers and specialists who are precise in their work but cost effective.
Projects are executed by labour directly employed by us. We are not a middle man, we do not subcontract. We employ a bunch of great people, people who care. We have specialists in every field, starting from structural works up to general labourer.
As leading London basement company, we continuously run tight cost control process. This is particularly important during building stage. The project plan is broken into months and weeks. Our project managers make sure that the work is divided into appropriate stages whereas our site managers make sure that the time given to us is used efficiently.
We Give You Confidence:
We provide guarantees for all our works. The length of guarantee can vary from 10 years up to 12 months. Moreover, we can provide insurance backed guarantee for some of our works.
We are well Insured. We always hold an insurance with quality insurer and we are always insured adequately to works we undertake. As London basement company, we understand risks and responsibilities which lay on us.
We are certified in many areas and we provide all certificates to you at the end of the basement conversion project. The amount of certificates may vary but usually for basement conversions London projects we provide following: Building Control Letter of Compliance, Gas Safety Certificate, Electrical New Installation Certificate and Delta system waterproofing certificate
For more details on Guarantees, Insurance and Certificates, please check on our about page, guarantees section.
We Are Well Organised:
We constantly keep our basement conversion London projects under control by running efficient management processes. From the beginning of the project you are guided by our professional project manager. Moreover, the site is overseen by one of our well experienced site managers.
We keep full control over the execution of project. This is especially important during building stage. At the beginning we prepare detailed master plan or, for larger projects, Gantt Plan. During the project for each week we prepare, follow and execute weekly plans. Furthermore, site managers prepare daily plans for each site employee.
We keep you up to date during the entire project. We use simple, in the cloud management tools which we share with you. We run weekly meetings to inform, discuss and agree all important details.
We Offer Convenience:
All basement conversion London services are under one contractor - us: planning, design, engineering, construction, refurbishment and fit out.
We can work as building contractors with drawings provided by an architect chosen by the Client or we can overtake the entire project on Design & Build basis
Management tools and project documentation is stored in the cloud, available to access by all interested parties
Our office is located close to you near Vauxhall area (3min walking from future Nine Elms Northernline underground station). To discuss your London basement conversion project with experienced basement company London feel free to visit us at your convenience
You don't need to trust our words, there are many people who can confirm all above
Upon request we are happy to provide contact details to our previous customers, who can confirm all above and give you even more confidence in Werner & Werner