sIf your house has a cellar or basement that hasn’t been used regularly, you should consider making a basement conversion. Basement conversion are an exciting and fantastic way to develop the living space in your home. The underground level beneath the house is ideal for the additional family living area. It is naturally closer to the other communal living areas and entrance into the house. Thus people have far more flexibility in choosing how suitable to utilise the space. The converted basement is perfect for the open-plan living room, large kitchen and dining area. The new space could also be ideal for creating a kids’ playroom, gym, home entertainment room, or home office.
Nowadays, using advanced construction techniques and modern building materials, we convert basements into beautiful, functional, light, and airy living spaces. In some cases, when the house has a limited floor area or is relatively small, it is worth considering making the basement extension. Extending the underground level beneath the garden provides good options for bringing natural light indoors. For instance, walk-on roof lights are an excellent option for getting daylight in the basement space.
Planning Permission for Basement Conversions
Converting an existing cellar or basement into a livable space without exterior alterations will not require planning permission. It will be covered by your home’s Permitted Development; unless your house is in a Conservation Area or specially designated area or house is a Listed Building. But if the conversion project involves excavation to create a new basement, a new separate unit of accommodation or altering the external appearance of the place is likely to need planning permission. Also, if during conversion plan is to increase the floor-to-ceiling height of the cellar, then it is treated as a dwelling extension. In this respect, the basement conversions project will also require planning permission. In all circumstances, we advise contacting Local Planning Authority for guidance on local policy before scheduling any building work.
Our Commitment to Our Clients
Our basement conversion services cover everything from start to finish. At Go Smartbuild, we can handle every stage, from obtaining planning permission to delivering the final result. With many years of experience, we guarantee that our construction work is performed to the highest standards. Our experienced team will work closely with you throughout the project to ensure all the construction requirements are accomplished, and the project is delivered on time and within the budget.
If you want or already have a plan to revamp your home, please do not hesitate to contact us. We’re happy to provide you with advice and guidance on the most suitable way to increase livable space in your home.