Retaining Walls and Basement Construction in Guildford | The Benefits of Having a Basement Installed at Your Commercial Property

South East Formwork Ltd offers a range of formwork services to commercial clients which include retaining walls and basement construction. Specialists in the usage of reinforced concrete, our basement builders and formwork contractors are highly experienced in this area of construction, with over five decades of combined experience between us. The services we provide suit small commercial builds and medium-sized infrastructure projects in Guildford and throughout the south east areas of Windsor, Cobham, Farnham, Kingston, Richmond, Wentworth, Weybridge, Wimbledon, and Woking.

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The Advantages of Basements for Commercial Properties

When it comes to the construction industry, space always comes at a premium price. Therefore it makes sense to use as much of it as possible, in order to achieve the best return on investment. Take London properties, for example. With land for expansion severely limited, basement and loft conversions are the obvious choices. 

Basement construction is a straightforward process which is carried out by our formwork contractors following site surveys, ground and surface examinations, and a great deal of preparatory work. Conversions, on the other hand, require detailed planning and precise methods to ensure the structural integrity of the existing building. South East Formwork’s team of basement builders and contractors excel at this, thanks to our years working in the areas of reinforced concrete installations and retaining walls. 

If you’re thinking of including a basement in your plans for a new commercial premises in Guildford or the surrounding areas, the following ideas might offer some inspiration:

  • Additional Retail Space

  • Bars and Restaurants

  • Document Storage Areas

  • Extra Office Space

  • Nightclubs

  • Single- or Multi-Level Carparking

Older properties which already have basements may need the area upgraded before new installations can be properly utilised. The likes of waterproofing, drainage, insulation, and the installation of essential services will make the area in question fully functional and open to a selection of uses. 

We know additional space is a major benefit of basement construction, so too is value. Potential tenants or commercial property buyers will instantly see opportunities other buildings will be unable to provide, such as the ones listed above. This is an added bonus which will allow you to demand maximum rental fees or asking prices. 

If you are considering an expansion project for your commercial premises in Guildford, you may find local residents and property owners objecting to any planning permission applications you put forward. Depending on your location, it may be impossible to extend if the additional construction will have an impact on the surrounding area. Basements may be more favourable as they won’t change the external features of your property. Professional advice will be required in advance, of course. 

The opportunities which accompany basement construction are quite favourable for commercial properties, and our formwork contractors and basement builders at South East Formwork are more than happy to offer guidance based on our many years working in this area. We also install retaining walls and offer reinforced concrete services to the commercial sector throughout the areas we cover.

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For retaining walls and basement construction in Guildford, call our team on 01483 561391 or 07796 772813.