APT Renovation Basement Conversion London
We are the basement company, which focuses on the needs and expectations of every customer. That is why we offer coordination on each stage of the project realisation – starting with adjustments to the initial project, through all of the changes according to your vision, up to final improvements and even the tiniest corrections. Our teams have successfully conducted numerous basement extensions in London, which allowed them to gain experience in remodelling the space in traditional or modern style, implementation of innovative technological solutions, as well as transformation of space of very different types and sizes. What is more, the cost is always adjusted to the customer’s possibilities, without compromises in terms of quality of our work.
We can take care of all aspects of basement conversion process throughout whole planning stages and design process, excavation to construction of the core base and waterproofing finalizing with fit-out and completion. Our own construction team will undertake the whole fit-out phase of the basement conversion project. The major benefit of our service that you can work with a single team of specialists under one roof. These Include:
Design Consultants, Architects, Structural Engineers and Builders who have over 10 years of experience as a team in modelling, designing and building beautiful homes across London. We can also take care of all aspects including planning applications, project cost estimation, development of detailed designs, and specification of fine materials and finishes.
EXPLORE THE BENEFITS OF BASEMENTS
APT Renovation is basement design and construction specialist in London who has extensive experience and able to deliver best result on time, budget and meet your expectation.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
HOW MUCH WILL A BASEMENT CONVERSION COST?
If you would like to get a rough idea regarding the basement cost. It is quite complicated to give straight answer in advance the reason behind is every project aspects are different and the cost will depend on a number of factors. We can closely look into each factors such as the materials selection, your vision, what is your budget and the timescale before we can give a clear quotation to you. From our previous experience in basements, we can give some understanding of what you might expect:
£4700 – £6720 PER SQ M APPROX.
Above figure is approximately what can cost a basement extension in London can be. The cost is directly depends on correlation between the different level design an construction. There is always the possibility of conversion costs to match your budget.
DAMP PROOFING AND DRAINAGE:
£1200 – £2400 PER SQ M APPROX.
APT Renovation uses Delta membranes for damp proofing at all times. It also depends on the state the ground and under pining, Damp proofing membranes can be used to full or medium coverage.
Is planning permission obligatory?
Mostly you are not required to get planning permission for a basements, as long as the excavation doesn’t alter or breach structural area of your building plan. There has been cases when basement project may require planning permission if it breaches building plan. We will contact your local council on your behalf to ensure to fit the regulations.
Do I gain financial benefits from a conversion?
By adding additional space to your unused ground floor you can improve a living space, as well as to increase property valuer if you are planning to sell your home in the future.
Market research shows the value of your property can have a big increase after a basement renovation.
Our site surveyor and architect is able to visit you at your property to discuss your vision and plans within your new or existing basement.
We offer a full service which includes submitting plans right through to the very last detail, or we can just create your basement conversion project from your existing gained plans. APT Renovation will send you a quotation within 4 days.
HOW WE WORK
Free a No Obligation Site Visit / Consultation
APT Renovation will visit you at your premises to discuss what would you like to create within your new or existing basement space. We are happy to answer all essential questions you may have during our initial visit.
APT Renovation can offer a full service which includes submitting plans right through to the very last detail, or we are happy to just create your basement project from your already gained plans.
APT Renovation will ensure to send you a quotation within 4 days.
If you require a Planning and Design service for your basement conversion project, our in-house Architects, Structural Engineer, and Party Wall Surveyor are at hand to help you visualise your plans and go through them with you until you are completely happy with the final ideas. Our primary concern is to make our clients happy, so every process will be explained to you from beginning to end.
British Standard 8102:2009
British Standard 8102:2009 is the ‘Code of practice for protection of below ground structures against water from the ground’. In essence, it is the primary design guide for structural waterproofing in the UK, with the recent update being released in November 2009. If you are producing a waterproofing design, or you have advisors that are designing on your behalf, this document should cover every consideration possible. If you have further questions in regards to the BS8102, please feel free to contact us.
Tanking, or ‘Type A barrier protection’ (BS8102 definition), is a specific form of waterproofing, although it is a common term applied to all forms of waterproofing. In the true sense of the word, tanking means blocking water out of a structure by employing a barrier product which is installed internally, sandwiched within, or applied externally to a structure. Tanking is still widely employed in new construction, but has declined in popularity in recent years where retrofit protection is required for existing basements.
An intuitive construction process of all basement projects is monitored and overseen by managing director, Andi Pepaj, and managed by our project managers onsite.
APT Renovation has over 17 years experience in underpinning and basement excavation following basement standards at very high level finish.
You will be advised by your Project Manager who will be on site all day, every day and will be your first point of contact.
Health and Safety on every stage
Health and Safety is of the utmost importance on every site that we work on, as it not only concerns all of our staff members, but everyone else in the vicinity; including you, your neighbours and even passers-by. Due to the nature of our work, there is always the risk of injury or even death, as ladders, tools and various other materials can be hazardous. Basement excavation in particular are technically very challenging, and can pose a number of different risks, with a large proportion of these projects in London regularly failing safety checks. Unguarded excavations and unprotected floor openings represent serious dangers to all those concerned. That is why our staff are expertly trained and will always diligently adhere to all necessary Health and Safety procedures and issues.
Waterproofing is a very important aspect in basements, particularly as the UK experiences a very high level of rainfall each year. A lack of waterproofing will eventually result in damp on walls, which not only look bad, but smell bad as well, and can cause significant damage to the paint job, the plastering and the finish. Worse still, damp can also lead to breathing problems and other health issues, so it is something that should be nipped in the bud.
APT Renovation have had huge success over the years in waterproofing with Delta Membrane Systems and pumps. For basement waterproofing, the Delta sealed system ensures that all membranes are expertly sealed and secured, as well as any protrusions or crevices. Delta Systems are incredibly effective in dealing with adverse water conditions and especially basements that have the propensity to flood. There is an offer of a 30-year guarantee on all Delta membrane systems.
Our construction team will be ready to make the rooms or space in your basement that you have been dreaming of, come to life. Our dedicated and experienced tradesmen will work tirelessly to complete your project on time with no stone being left unturned. Our aim is for you to be completely happy with the work, and we will only sign off the project once you have deemed it necessary to.
Insurance and Guarantees
APT Renovation hold public liability insurance, and an all risks cover. This will cover you and our builders. APT Renovation Ltd offer a 15 year warranty on all structural work.
With hundreds of basement projects completed to date, APT Renovation has an outstanding reputation for being basement company, dedicated to creating state of the art spaces, with immaculate attention to detail.
APT Renovation team are always happy to hear your thoughts about your project, either on the phone or in person.
If you’d like to know more please arrange a FREE no obligation site meeting you.
Office Opening Hours
Mon 08:00 – 17:00
Tue 08:00 – 17:00
Wed 08:00 – 17:00
Thu 08:00 – 17:00
Fri 08:00 – 17:00
Outside of these hours, please leave a message and we will call you straight back.
If you are an existing client and need to contact us urgently, please call the mobile number of your Project Manager
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ROUTINE BUILDING CONTROL CHECKS
A Building Inspector will visit at regular stages throughout the project, their job is to make sure that we are adhering to all the latest building regulations. Upon completion of works The Building Inspector will make a final visit and you will be issued with a completion certificate.
Upon final completion of basement project the client will receive following documentation where applicable:
Gas Safety Certificate, Electrical Sign Off Certificate, Drainage Layout, Plans as Built Drawings, Manufacturers Instructions For Appliances, Manufacturers Guarantees For Appliances, 10 Year Structural Guarantee