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High quality basement conversions for your Essex home

High quality basement conversions for your Essex home

Basement conversions, along with garage conversions and other services that we offer at Steadfast builders, are one of the most common property conversions. Basement conversions are a relatively easy way to add some more usable space to your already existing property. If you live in Essex and you are constantly googling the same phrase “builders near me“, in order to find a company which can do your basement conversions properly, stop wasting your time and choose Steadfast builders. At Steadfast builders in Essex we offer various services, including basement conversions, garage conversions, loft conversions and conversions for many other rooms in your home. When you consider choosing basement conversions, your priority should be basement conversions done with precision, creativity and with a high quality of work. If you are not sure whether you need a basement conversion at all, keep reading this article for further information.


Are basement conversions really necessary for my home?

Basement conversions are a great way to gain more usable space for you and your family. Very often the basements are filled with things that no one uses anymore. With our basement conversions they can be transformed into a spare bedroom for guests or for the oldest child, play area for your smaller children, or you can convert it to gaming/billiard/home cinema room. These are only the few possibilities that we mentioned, in reality, the possibilities for basement conversions are infinite and they only depend on your wishes and needs. Our team at Steadfast Builders can help you compare what is your dream basement conversion and what kind of basement conversion is doable for our builders and affordable for you. Our main goal is to offer you a perfect solution for more usable space in your home.

Advantages gained by basement conversions

As we previously said, basement conversions are a good choice for when our clients want more usable space in their homes. Basement conversions can give you more usable space without much interfering with other spaces in your house. Especially in more urban areas, where expanding your house might be a difficult task due to many reasons (one of them is that a basement conversion is much cheaper than house extension). After basement conversion you will also get a space with more privacy than the rest of the house. With doing some flooring installation, plastering, carpentry, or painting and decorating, your basement can get a new, fresh look, and of course, more functionality through basement conversion. As with any other types of conversions and other services that we offer (garage conversions, kitchen conversions, loft conversions etc.), properly done basement conversion can increase the value of your home, in case that you decide to rent or sell it.

Things that should be put into a consideration before choosing basement conversions

If you choose to do some basement conversions you should first consult with our engineers and builders at Steadfast Builders, because there are some technical concerns that need to be discussed before starting basement conversion. Some of them are:

  • Is the access to the basement site easy our difficult, for our builders to be able to do basement conversion with less or more difficulties
  • What kind of subfloors does your house have – concrete or timber, also important factor in determining a flow of basement conversion
  • What kind of ground conditions your house is sited on – clay, sandy, rocky etc.
  • Do you need to divert the drains beneath the house
  • Is local water table high, in which you will need constant pumping

After discussing these technicalities, our team of builders and engineers will inform you about your best option for basement conversion. After that, you can be assured that you will be elated from joy when the basement conversion is done. And, don't forget that we also offer many other services apart from basement conversion: garage, loft, bathroom and many other types of conversions, including house extensions.

Steadfast Structural Engineering is the ideal company for anyone who values quality and craftmanship. The company has undertaken extensive work on our house over the years including replacement of a flat roof with new balcony railings, ceiling replacement, wall repair (the repair was invisible), woodworm treatment, roof repair and laying a shed base. Each job has been conducted in an exemplary manner and Martin brings his extensive experience of construction to bear on each job so I am always sure that the job will be done right the first time and the result will last for years. I cannot recommend Steadfast Structural Engineering too highly and would be happy to speak to anyone requiring a reference.
- Louise

We have no hesitation in recommending Martin Hillstead. His work is of the highest standard. He came to completely refurbish our kitchen – putting in a new window, new floor, ceiling, worktops, wiring and new kitchen units. We were very impressed by his professionalism and care that he took. Indeed, he said that he aims to take as much care on a client's room as he would on his own house – and so he does. We were very pleased with our kitchen when it was all finished – it went from a dark and dingy room to one that was full of light and texture and was much admired by our friends.
- Ian & Julie

We used Steadfast Structural Engineering Services Ltd in February 2017 to carry out external repair work to my property and garage. Martin, (Managing Director) spent some considerable time with us explaining the work that was needed and had some suggestions as to what we should do. He followed this up with an itemised quotation and began work . He worked within the agreed time frame and kept up good communication us as to the progress of the jobs. Martin turned up early, worked efficiently and always cleaned up afterwards. The work he did was to a very high standard and were very happy with what he did. We would have no hesitation in recommending this company and will use them again in the future.
- Mr and Mrs C G.

Martin, Thank you for the report. I am happy with the content. I shall forward this onto my Insurers and await their reply. I shall let you know the outcome. Many thanks to you for such a prompt, helpful and courteous service. Kind regards
- David H

I'm really impressed by the new fence and the standard of workmanship. Excellent job! Pity you don't live closer to Harrogate. We'd recommend you for some work in Yorkshire. I am away in Manchester today so will pay the balance tomorrow when back in Harrogate. Best regards
- Suzie

Martin completed some structural repairs that I was very pleased with. They were done to a very good standard and have corrected the problems we had. He also identified that the metal fire escape had been badly installed and was causing damage to both my property and my neighbours. This he corrected, also to a high standard of workmanship.
- Nick

When it comes to structural work, and where attention to detail is required, Martin is your man. You cannot fault his knowledge or the passion for his trade. Very reliable and very informative. Great job.
- Mr M. Southend-on-Sea