What's involved in a basement development?

The creative process is a process of surrender, not control”
— Julia Cameron

Prior to starting any journey it is critical to identify the destination.  From there you can plan the route, identify your needs, understand the cost and know when you are going to arrive. 

Similarly, the process of delivering basement projects requires a number of logical steps to be followed, from Design, through Planning Permission and Party Wall Agreements to the Logistics and Construction phase.  These steps are summarised below: 

Step 1 - Design

In the first instance you need to undertake a feasibility study, which will identify the potential for  a basement development.  This will take account of the following limiting factors:

  • Planning compliance

  • Structural viability

  • Utilisation of the available space

  • Construction Logistics

  • Cost

We will then undertake a full design that meets with your design brief and exceeds your aspirations for the basement.

Read more about the basement development design process.

Step 2 - Planning Permission

Without question you will need to secure planning consent for your basement development. 

The process of securing planning for basement development represents a significant challenge.  However, with 30 years experience we are well versed in what it takes to successfully secure the required permissions.  So you can be assured that we are the right team to handle this process.

Read more about securing planning consent and the Planning  process for  basement developments.

Step 3 - Party Wall Agreements

In most instances you will need to enter into an agreement with your neighbours to undertake a basement development.  This is because these works will very likely require works that will impact shared party walls. 

We will appoint a Party Wall Surveyor on your behalf & work with them to handle  all the necessary negotiations to secure the Party Wall Agreement.

Read more about  Party Wall Agreements and basement development projects.

Step 4 - Logistics & Construction

Our experienced Engineers and Site Teams have the necessary knowledge & skills to deliver even the most complex basements to very highest standards.  All our basement are delivered by our people.  One team, one goal.

Read more about the  Logistics and Construction phases of a basement build.

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