Basement Conversion Hints and Tips

Advantages of a basement conversion

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  • Gain additional rooms without the loss of garden space.
  • Create a space to suit your personal needs.
  • Avoid the time and cost of moving home.
  • Potential to add value to your home.

 

Disadvantages of a basement conversion

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  • Can be difficult to get natural daylight and ventilation.
  • Disruption during construction works.

 

 

Things to consider

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  • What will I use the space for?
  • Is there sufficient height for a room?
  • How will I gain access to the conversion from the existing house?
  • If bathrooms or en-suites are required how will I get drainage to these?
  • How can I get natural daylight? (Note natural daylight may not be required for certain types of rooms)
  • Do I need planning permission for a basement conversion?
  • Do I need building warrant for a basement conversion?

Things to remember

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  • You should NOT start any works until all your permissions are in place.
  • Always use a professional to assist you with planning permission and building warrant applications.
  • Always get at least 3 quotes for any works. The cheapest is not necessarily the best.
  • Always check customer reviews for any company you use.
  • Remember to apply for your completion certificate once your works are completed. You should keep this completion certificate safe with your property title deeds as it may be required should you sell your house.

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Further information on Basement Conversions

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Basement Conversion
Do I Need Building Warrant for a Basement Conversion

 

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