The last 15 years have seen Londoners excavating underneath their properties in an effort to create and design all kinds of exciting extensions. Many of the capital’s most exclusive residential addresses now have almost as much space below ground as above. Basement excavations have proved particularly popular for London mews houses, these subterranean rooms are an excellent way of limiting the visual impact on a property as these properties are often located in conservation areas and therefore bound by strict planning rules. A basic basement extension could increase the floor area of a two-storey property by over half but many Londoners are now opting to submerge multiple floors underground with average extensions now measuring up to 700sq ft.
Basement architectural design detail and bespoke features maximise light and volume through the building to open up the space, improving the traditional dingy feel of a basement conversion with an added advantage of a basement room being accessible from the ground floor.
Each borough in London has its own set of planning guidelines and complexities surrounding the design and construction of basement conversions. It is therefore important to appoint an architectural team, who are able to guide you through this process effectively, resulting in a design and set of plans that will pass through planning permission. At RBD Architecture & Interiors we have an experienced architectural team to guide our clients through the architectural and planning permission side, right through to construction of the basement.
Basement conversions can be used for anything a client desires, from extra bedrooms, gyms as well as playrooms, wine cellars, swimming pools and cinemas.
Please take a look at some of our recently completed basement properties we have designed, extended and refurnished in the most sought-after areas of London.
If you own or are thinking about buying a house in need of renovation or extension please call us for a chat on : + 44(0)207 193 7245
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