In most cases, yes, as permitted development rights for basements are now very limited and many
basements require external lightwells and the creation of habitable areas.
In most cases, yes, this is possible. Access for the works can be via the front garden but please
note, these works can be more economical if the ground floor is removed in certain areas for greater
With over 16 years of trading, providing cost effective basement solutions for clients, we believe
we have unrivalled knowledge and experience. We specialise in below ground structures and do not
operate in the general building industry as we understand this is a very specialist field of expertise
and not something to be combined with other types of work.
We are a large enough company to offer a good management structure but not too large to prevent
the important ‘personal touch’. Our reputation has built our business and we welcome you speak to
professional designers and clients who have worked with us many times over the years to assure
yourself of our quality.
We are a little different from most basement companies who would prefer to ‘tie you into a
contract’ from the beginning and normally work in the traditional manner where you have direct
contact with an architect and professional team in a non-biased way. We work for your desired
needs instead of towards the cheapest possible solution to build. However, with our long-standing
trading partners we are happy to provide you with all the designers and fit out contractors if
We have provided many multi-level basements and our experienced in dealing with varying
ground conditions. We would recommend a minimum of 2.4m headroom but more frequently this is
extended to 2.6m and more, to provide a quality feeling. The depth of excavation does affect budget
as do ground conditions and this does require careful consideration.
Normal projects range from 10-18 weeks. However, more extensive structures including
multi-levels, swimming pools and car lifts can take longer.
Our own in house waterproofing department will install the sump pumps, perimeter drainage and
waterproofing systems backed by a comprehensive guarantee.
No, we build basements that extend to beneath front and rear gardens as well as some structures
solely beneath gardens.
Yes, we build a number of basements for new houses in London, the home counties and Oxford.
Partnered with our own in-house piling company, we can provide temporary works excavation and
basement structures for most new houses in varying ground conditions.