Shell and Core

Transforming design into reality

London Basement Design


BasementWorks is an excellent choice for project managers, developers or private clients looking for a highly experienced, fully ensured basement specialist to carry out a basement excavation to ‘shell and core’ or ‘structural only’ state prior to another contractor taking over other construction works. The basement excavation will be handed over fully waterproofed, with sumps, pumps and optional underfloor heating pipework and screed floor finish. This leaves a follow-on contractor to undertake all glazing, framing, dry lining and final fit out work.

Whilst the choice of a general contractor is huge, and you may already have a preferred contractor for the follow-on works, it is usually more cost effective to split the works into two phases to permit the basement to be dug by specialists with the experience and specific insurances required to undertake excavations and underpinning at depth.

We will also consider sub-contracted basement packages, although for the reasons above would generally recommend the contract should be divided.

We can also assist with the vast pre-contract requirements of a basement conversion project including feasibility, planning consents, engineering and CDM. For further information please read For Professionals.

Please call us if you are considering a shell and core package and we would be very happy to advise.