From basement excavation and waterproofing to tanking, plumbing and electrics, right through to plastering, tiling, and final painting and decorating: thoroughness and attention to detail are our watchwords. All our work is fully guaranteed.
Possible uses for a basement extension are many and varied
What would enhance your life: a home office, a playroom, an extra bedroom, a music studio, a utility room, an entertainment room, a home gymnasium, a swimming pool? All of these and more are achievable with a good basement conversion.
Trendy Spaces offers two types of basement conversion service:
Basement design, specification and build
Within our full basement conversion service we can design your new basement, draw up plans, arrange for soil and site investigations, and prepare all construction details to ensure that your basement complies with all planning, structural and building regulation requirements.
Sub-contract basement construction only
As basement construction sub-contractors, our highly skilled craftsmen and technicians will carry out your approved plans to the last detail.
In either case, we will build and decorate your basement to the highest standards, using the finest quality materials.
The word “basement” used to conjure up images of a dark, damp cellar, fit only for storage space. But with today’s technology and know-how, professionally constructed basement extensions are a cost-effective way of significantly increasing a home’s useable space.
- Enlarging or extending an existing basement will give you significant additional living space.
- You can incorporate a new build basement into a rear or side extension.
- You can create a basement space under an existing building.
- A basement – whether conversion or new build – will add substantial value to your home.
- Basements improve the energy efficiency of homes, since heat loss through basement floors and walls is less than at ground and upper floor levels.
- Basements offer excellent sound insulation.
- Constructing or converting a basement will have limited visual impact on your property.
If you require our full basement design, specification and build service, one of our experienced design surveyors will come to your home to conduct a survey. We will then suggest how to make best use of your basement space, and how to get the optimum amount of natural light into your new basement conversion. We will advise you on staircase positioning and any changes needed to the ground floor.
We will take care of all necessary applications and procedures, including:
- submitting all planning and building control applications
- preparing a full set of structural engineering calculations
- arranging all necessary site inspections
- obtaining a Building Control Completion Certificate for you once your basement is finished.
What Our Customers Say
"I can highly recommend Trendy Spaces. They have done both our loft and office/ garage. Barry and his team are hardworking, very knowledgeable, professional and honest. He works closely with you to get the perfect finished product."
"Barry and his team are always enthusiastic, highly professional and above all, totally reliable. Their meticulous attention to detail and skillful project management was invaluable in the successful completion of our project. I very much enjoyed our working relationship."
"Barry and his team did a loft conversion and some ground floor renovations for us. We were living in the house whilst works were taking place and the team were sensitive to this, keeping noise to a minimum, clearing up at the end of the day and looking after our posessions. We had no concerns or complaints.
Barry's "can do" attidude is refreshing. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The rare occasions we were not happy with something or changed our minds he resolved it without fuss. In my experience this is a rare quality in builders and something we valued.
Barry is a approachable , with a good work ethic and sense of humour. I would recommend him and his team to anyone undertaking a building project."
Paul & Henrietta, Loft in Wimbledon
"Barry's team were fantastic. What really made Barry's team stand out was how thoughtful and considerate they were. We didn't move out during the conversion, and they worked hard to minimise any mess or inconvenience to us. They were unfailingly polite and punctual and basically just good people. The project management was exemplary. The job was very well done, on time and by a good bunch of guys."
"The work involved a single storey extension, incorporating a new kitchen, cloakroom, installation of underfloor heating and wood floor throughout the ground floor. The finished result is a stunning extension which, two years after completion, has retained its good quality finish and still looks fresh. Throughout the project the team were on site punctually and worked tirelessly in an effort to keep the project to schedule. I am delighted with the wonderful space Barry and the team produced for me."
"Barry and his team have done a fantastic job with our loft extension and we are delighted with the quality and high standards of the the build, fit and finish. The team were courteous and professional throughout the project and there was excellent communication by phone and e-mail. The work was mostly carried out during winter months, and the builders worked through bad weather, never missing a day. I would be happy to employ them again and would highly recommend them."
Rebecca and Jonathan
"Excellent quality of work from start to finish, brilliant personable service too. I highly recommend 'Trendy Spaces' and would definitely use them again."
"I can definitely recommend Trendy Spaces. We had a complex kitchen extension done by them and we're very pleased with the results. The process was very collaborative and the customer service I received both during and after the project was excellent. In contrast to other companies I've worked with, I could always rely on the team to be onsite, they were extremely courteous and their work ethic was very strong - often working well into the evening to get the job done."
"Barry's team did a great job in building a ground floor extension in our house. The team was very skilled, hard working and polite and we felt quite comfortable in engaging with them on any aspects of the project. Although such projects can be stressful for homeowners, we were quite confident in team's ability to build the extension to the spec we requested. The end result exceeded our expectations so we are happy to recommend the team to anyone undertaking a similar project."