Basements – Construction industry experts with over 60 years experience in designing, building and installing the finest quality basements in London

M&M Moran have been installing basements of an exceptional quality in London for over 20 years. We are well established and highly respected building contractors serving some of London’s most prestigious areas including Kensington, Chelsea, Clapham and the surrounding areas of South-West London, and have acquired the knowledge and skills to provide a fully comprehensive solution for your basement construction. From design and installation, to free advice and support we boast the technical knowledge and skilled craftsmanship to help you achieve the results you are looking for.

If you are lucky enough to have a disused basement or cellar area below your current property then you are in an enviable position. Basements are a great way to add another floor to your property and substantially increase the value, making for a very wise investment. 
For properties without a basement or cellar already beneath the ground floor, basement construction is still a viable option and can be completed by M&M Moran‘s distinguished builders, causing minimum disruption to the home.
Below are a few different basement options that can be considered by homeowners and property developers.

Under House Basements:

If you do not have an existing cellar below your building, M&M Moran can excavate beneath your property, keeping within it’s boundary, to add the correct amount of extra space you need. The amount of space you wish to create is entirely up to you, and our specialist team work closely alongside architects to ensure a fully professional basement installation.
 

Sub-Basement Construction:

Multiple level basements can be constructed to add extra levels to an existing property and vastly increase the living space within it. Project costs inevitably increase but the return on investment from the properties value can be unrecognisable. Although local councils are beginning to curtail permission for such basements where applications are successful multi-storey basements are a way of adding a serious increase in value to your property. M&M Moran are experienced in building two-storey basement extensions whilst causing minimum disruption to the living quarters above.

We have installed swimming pools, games rooms, wine cellars, home cinemas and many other types of modern and dynamic living accommodation in basements throughout Kensington, Chelsea, Clapham and the surrounding areas of South-West London.

Open Excavation (below garden):

It is becoming increasingly popular for homeowners and property developers to consider open excavation, to either extend an existing basement through to the area below the garden, or in cases where clients do not wish to build directly beneath the property, build a basement below your garden for totally separate living quarters. Innovative and creative living environments are constantly being used to provide alternative options for home extensions and renovations. M&M Moran‘s basement specialists are highly experienced and have a large portfolio of basement construction projects that have be completed to the highest standard.

Basement Construction – What you need to know

If you travel around London for a short period of time you cannot fail to recognise the vast amount of basement excavations taking place. The housing density means that in order for homeowners or property developers to extend their property, the majority of the time, they will need to build down and out, rather than out sideways, due to adjacent properties being present.

More detailed guidance to the planning rules and guidelines for basements in Kensington can be found by visiting the following link andreading through Kensington & Chelsea councils planning policy:

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/pdf/Final%20Basements%20Policy%20Jan%202015%20adopted%20web.pdf

You can also find Kensington and Chelsea councils supplementary planning document by visiting the link below. This document looks into the more specific planning guidelines for basements in Kensington and should help you understand whether the type basement you desire will be possible:

https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/sites/default/files/atoms/files/01%20160414%20Final%20Basements%20SPD.pdf

M&M Moran have completed stunning basement extensions for a large number of customers throughout South-West London over the past 20 years. We are well rehearsed with the local planning laws in every London borough and can provide unrivalled support and free advice to anyone looking to extend their home. 

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