Basement Extension Costs and Tips from CLPM
basement extension costs and tips
Basement extensions are a cost effective way to extend your home, especially in the capital, but they are not without risk. The best basement extensions create valuable extra living spaces. The worst can be damp, dark and cause endless headaches for their owners. If you are considering digging out a basement it is critical that you start off by getting both an experienced architect and a structural engineer on board. The costs to build a basement extension can vary widely according to the exact methods required and the fit-out. Rather than working on a cost per square metre basis it is wise to get a cost estimating professional (such as CLPM) to carry out a line by line analysis to ensure the costs are in line with your budget. Then, once you’ve obtained planning permission, the best people to carry out the building works are basement specialists with an independent person to oversee the works such as a project manager.
This basement extension and refurbishment project in South West London is one of CLPM’s previous projects and shows how a modest 1920’s house can be transformed to become an exciting family home.
Our clients had purchased this characterful, but tired Edwardian house with the aim of extending, restoring and adapting it. Working with both their Architect and Interior Designer, they came up with a scheme which made the best use of the space available as well as creating a large additional area by the popular route of constructing a new basement.
Outside the garden was redesigned and imaginatively landscaped. The house underwent a full but sensitive refurbishment including re-wiring, new plumbing as well as new flooring, kitchen, and bathrooms. Additions included a walk-in dressing room/ensuite for the master bedroom, a wine cellar in the floor of the kitchen and a cinema room in the basement.
We gave cost advice by managing the tender process for the clients and we project managed the construction works by acting as Contract Administrator to the main contractor. We also helped the clients monitor their budget by monthly cost reporting.
CLPM Services used by our client:-
Tender Process, Contract administration role with main contractor. Monthly Cost Reporting
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