Babbage construction have an impressive record of delivering domestic projects of the highest quality often utilizing cutting edge methods and materials to create stunning contemporary end products with an environmental conscience.
Our Design & Planning service enables us to offer a full end to end service for your house renovation/conversion. Utilizing well established relationships with engineers, architects, designers, party-wall surveyors and a good working knowledge of local authority planning processes, we can take responsibility for everything involved in extending or renovating a property.
Usually clients would otherwise have to manage all this themselves before (and sometimes during) the construction phase . This is proving to be a very popular service in an age where time is an increasingly valuable commodity and currently makes up a considerable percentage of the work that we undertake.
There is no obligation to use us for the build if you have commissioned the pre-works package. This enables our clients more flexibility as we understand that changes in peoples personal circumstances do not always allow things to happen as originally planned.
The main advantages of this approach to a domestic building contract are:
# Minimised Stress – The responsibility and stress is minimized for the end client – A number of elements which the client would usually be responsible for which are important precursors for a domestic refurbishment / alteration above a certain scale.
# Cost Saving – Over a typical Architect led project there is a cost saving over using individual professional parties. A real saving of approximately 10% can be made on the overall budget of a project which can ultimately be better used elsewhere such as the bathroom suite you thought you might not be able to stretch to or the walk-on glass.
# One point of contact – On so many project there are many different points of contact for different aspects of the job. Our approach here is to offer one main person for the entire process. Not only does this add significant levels of convenience, it cuts out a considerable amount of largely unforeseen time delays which result from the co-ordination of a number of professional parties who may or may not have worked together before let alone the added stress for the end client of managing multiple relationships with professional bodies working in a field that they may not be familiar with.
See some of our Design & Planning projects here.
We have proven track record in undertaking well thought-out and beautifully finished loft & basement conversions often alongside first or second floor extensions.
Intelligent use of space is integral to the real success of a loft conversation and through our experience and skill in visualizing three dimensional spaces we have produced some truly fantastic additions to people’s homes across London.
See some of our Loft Conversions here.
See some of our Basements here.
Should you want to expand your existing living space, extending your property is often the chosen route. Often as open-plan ground floor kitchen extensions, we have completed a number of fantastic extension projects, often dealing with the challenge of thoughtfully marrying traditional period interior styling with large, bright contemporary living space. The results speak for themselves, here are a selection of recent projects which have incorporated extension work.
See some of our Extensions here.
The design and construction of bespoke made-to-measure joinery is something close to our hearts.
Simon (one of our directors) originally trained as a joiner and the company grew from delivering hand crafted joinery installations tailored to peoples domestic requirements. We still take specific commissions for joinery packages, designed in house and constructed by one of our own skilled joiners.
This service is more commonly offered as part of a full refurbishment and designed and constructed sympathetically to either a traditional or contemporary interior.
See some of our Bespoke Joinery here.