Birmingham Basement Conversion
In the Birmingham area, Birmingham Builders & Construction often carry out basement conversions for our customers who are looking to add extra space within their homes without having to extend upwards or outwards. Since there is only so much space that is available from extending, eventually it would either be too costly to extend or you would run out of possible living space. That is why a basement conversion becomes both a viable and very efficient option for customers. Since they can create additional living space without having to encounter possible conflicts regarding neighbour’s property boundaries, it becomes a somewhat stress-free option as well. A basement conversion also allows for a living space that is fit for housing prized possessions and objects, as they will be kept out of sight from most people who will visit the home. This would help keep those said objects safe somewhat.
Basement conversions in the Birmingham area can be somewhat pricey depending on the project that you would like completed and the overall scope of the project itself. We have completed a few projects within the Birmingham area and have been able to take advantage of both our skills and our experience within the industry to gather an average price range for basement conversions in Birmingham, and the average time scale of the basement conversion. Roughly, it comes down to a few key factors for both the cost and the timescale of each project. Depending on the size of the project, it would naturally take longer to complete but it would also mean a higher cost in both labour and raw materials, increasing the total costs of each basement conversion depending on each projects specifications and design parameters. That is why we can only give general averages.
How long does it take to convert a basement in Birmingham?
The average timescale for a basement conversion in Birmingham is usually consistent, depending on the services which need to be completed. Since there are a few different basement conversions that can be completed, we will go through some of the basement conversion types to give you a grasp on how long each would take to complete within the Birmingham area. The first such basement conversion is a straightforward conversion, which within Birmingham should take on average 6 – 10 weeks, with the average completed within 8. The second such basement conversion involved the lowering of the floor level and underpinning, which would take anywhere between 8 – 14 weeks within the Birmingham area, and the average taking 10 weeks to complete. Finally, the last such basement conversion is the construction and additional conversion of basement space, which takes anywhere between 12 – 24 weeks depending on the size and scope of the project, but usually taking 16 weeks in Birmingham from previous projects completed.
How much does a basement conversion cost in Birmingham?
We here at Birmingham Builders & Construction also know that some customers would like to know the average cost of basement conversions in Birmingham. The average cost of a basement conversion in the city of Birmingham for an existing basement can cost anywhere from £800 - £1300 per square meter of the space inside the basement itself. The reason it can very so largely between costs is if the basement itself needs additional work aside from the conversion such as plumbing, electrical works, underpinning of the basement itself and much more. The average cost would be within the £1,000 range in conclusion to the projects which we have completed in the past. If you are looking for a conversion that covers the same work but requires both the lowering of the floor levels along with the underpinning, then the average cost can range anywhere between £1,500 - £2,000 per square metre in Birmingham, with £1,700 being the average we have managed to calculate. This is natural because of the additional construction that must take place to ensure project completion. Finally, if you are looking to create and then convert a basement space, the average cost should be in between £2,000 - £3,000 per square metre in Birmingham, with the average cost from our own calculations being £2,600. Once again, this is dependent on both labour costs and raw material costs.