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5 Reasons to Convert a Basement in London

These days it’s tough to find a dream home in London with its limited space and highly competitive property market. Most of the time, moving is not the best option; improvement is the answer.

1. Need More Space

There are cases when adding extra SQ FT on the ground level is not possible; a property located in a conservation area could be an issue when adding a side return or rear extension.

If you or your family is desperate for more space, let it be an extra bedroom, bathroom or leisure room, converting a basement is a perfect solution.

2. Growing Family

If your future plans include starting a family or having more children, but your home is no longer suitable for your growing family, convert your basement. This is an investment that will lift the stress of house scouting and moving.

3. No Need to Say Goodbye to Your Garden

If you need more space but you love your garden, we have good news. Digging a basement is more efficient than extending your property to the ground level. You can convert a basement as big as the footprint of your property without losing any of your precious garden space.

4. Cheaper than Moving

London is the most expensive place to move house in the UK. The average cost of moving in London is about £27,946, whilst the average cost of creating a basement is between £500-£750 per square metre.

5. Energy Efficiency

You can significantly improve the wall and floor insulation of your home when converting a basement. This can lead to a more thermally efficient home, preventing the building from overheating or cooling down too fast.

Nu Projects of Fulham have vast experience in converting basements in prime areas of London such as Belgravia, Kensington and Chelsea, Mayfair, Holland Park, Knightsbridge etc. If you are looking for an expert to take care of your basement project contact us on 020 7731 6841 or email


  1. There are cases when the only option is to converts a basement under the footprint of your property.

  2. If your family is growing and you need more space, digging a basement could be an answer.

  3. You don’t have to say goodbye to your precious garden space if you expand your home underneath the footprint.

  4. London is the most expensive place to move house in the UK. Converting a basement is more cost-efficient.

  5. You can significantly improve your home's wall and floor insulation when converting a basement, making your home more energy-efficient.



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