Gloucestershire is home to a myriad of beautiful period properties, and although not massively common across the UK, includes lots with basements. At Refresh, our renovation services include both the conversion and creation of basements across different homes – better utilising unused or underused sub-floor rooms and giving more usable floorspace.
Basement conversions form just part of our overarching renovation services, and the aspects we manage include:
- Basement construction
- Room conversion
- Floor plan redesigning
- Re-plumbing and re-wiring the basement
- Groundworks and foundations
- Damp proofing
- Drainage works
Basement conversions remain primarily the domain of those who currently don’t use their basement space at all – or just fill it with boxes for storage. In recent years we’ve seen increased demand for conversions into bedrooms (sometimes with an en-suite) as well as for games rooms, home cinemas and, especially post-pandemic, home offices.
It’s impossible to give an accurate estimate for a basement conversion job as their size and scope varies hugely. However, at Refresh Renovations we’ve worked on jobs from £5,000 up to £30,000+ - with the lower end falling around a basic paint, decorate and re-wire, and the higher around plumbing, decorating and full conversion.
*These costs are rough estimates only and are subject to change. For a quote accurate to your project, please get in touch with a renovation consultant
Basement conversions can be complex and time-consuming renovation works, so you need to work with the experts. Refresh have won awards for their project management style and work only with the tried and trusted teams of designers, architects, draining and damp proofing specialists alongside our exceptional contractors and tradespeople, so you can be assured of maximum usability with minimum stress.
Basement conversion works frequently require architectural, plumbing and electricity intervention and so planning permission from your LPA (Local Planning Authority) may be required. Refresh include the application and appeal process as part of their standard all-encompassing service and will never charge extra for their liaison and work with the relevant bodies. We manage a great working relationship with the planning authorities serving Gloucestershire and so will be able to provide you with an estimation of the interaction, its likely time scale and limitations upfront upon a home visit to your property to scope out the job (which is always free and comes with no obligation to proceed).
Refresh North Yorkshire take care of Basement Conversions in Gloucester, Painswick, Westonbirt, Cam and the surrounding areas. If you’re a little further afield it’s still worth giving us a call or dropping us an e-mail. We hold local offices all across the UK (and the world!) and can pass you over to your local Refresh team.
Thinking about getting started on your Interior Design idea in Gloucester? Get in touch to book a free, no-obligation consultation with your local Refresh Renovations Specialist.