Basement Conversions Balham
If you are considering a basement conversion Balham or the construction of a new floor beneath your home, Design & Build Balham is a one-stop-shop, specialising in design, high-end build and fit-out services for residential properties located within Balham and the surrounding areas. We are happy to work with your own design team, we are, at your request, more than happy to work alongside them to ensure that your project is completed to your satisfaction. Our family business, which is based in Balham, offers professional consultants, highly skilled architects and engineers, dedicated project managers, site managers and build- teams. All are committed to providing you with innovative ideas and concepts, expert guidance and support, ensuring that you realise the full potential of your property and create your ideal space.
Stunning Basement Conversions Balham
Design & Build Balham completed countless basement conversion projects in Central Balham. Our focus and determination are both solely centred around you, resulting in a completely bespoke and personal service.
We believe true design is about to understand our clients illuminating aspirations, requirements and patterns of habitation.
Flexibility and Prompt Customer Service
We provide you with an added bonus of a flexible site evaluation and prompt customer service at all times. We endeavour to take the time to listen to your needs and suggest the most viable solution that meets the highest possible standards.
Our builders are extensively experienced and that’s why we are able to understand the complexities and potential issues that could occur as part of any full house renovation, loft conversion or kitchen extension project. Considering this challenge, we give our customers the convenience to enjoy a 10 year work guarantee on structural projects. Moreover, we provide adequate insurance coverage of up to £5 million.
We cover all clients based in the Balham boroughs of Balham & Balham, Balham & Tolworth, Westminster, Balham, Southwark, Lambeth, Balham, Merton, Balham, Kingston upon Thames and Richmond.
Basement Conversion Balham – Planning restrictions
Every Borough Council / planning office differs in policy regarding what you can and can’t do with basements conversion in you area. It’s crucial that you do due diligence to find out more about the latest basement policy and guidance of your local authority. This is has to be done at the very start so you know what kind of basement is feasible, and all the requirements attached to the application and any design or cost implications.
Balham Borough Council basement policy states that when considering a lightwell in the front garden “you must ensure that at least 50% of the front garden remains following excavation of a “lightwell”.
Merton basement policy stipulates not to exceed 50% of either the front, rear or side of the garden of the property for constructing a basement.
Royal Borough of Balham & Balham basement policy limits the extent of basement excavation to no more than the depth of a single storey.
And Westminster’s new basement policy has introduced a levy from 1 September 2016 for a subterranean squad of “basement nuisance busters’ – charged with overseeing and controlling traffic impact, stricter working hours and complaints. It’s the first of its kind in the country and assumed to be picked up by other boroughs eventually.
Conservation area restrictions for basement conversions in Balham
If this is applicable, you will need to ascertain any additional restrictions placed on a basement conversion in your area.
For those considering a basement under their house in Balham, we recommend you dig deep (4M-4.5M) to get a high ceiling (2.7M to 3M), put in light wells (and roof lights where possible) to get an incredible space that feels just as good, if not better than your accommodation upstairs.
Design & Build Basements
Our service is fully comprehensive, covering everything from your initial design ideas briefing, right through to the completion of your project:
We can take care of:
• Architectural Drawings
• Planning applications
• Building Control
• Project cost estimation
• Detailed architectural CAD / 3D designs
We are happy to work on projects across Balham from as little as £50,000 and are able to provide a full service for jobs right up to £3m+.
We ensure that we can take care of all aspects in regards to your projects, including: Basement Conversion, House Extensions, Loft Conversion