Basement Conversion Reading Architects & Designers Basement Conversion Reading Architects & Designers

  • Timeframe: 5 months BUILD

  • Build date: 2020

  • Budget: £250,000

  • Location: Reading, Berkshire


In this example of a basement conversion Reading, the property was previously a derelict basement undercroft area which has now been converted into two bright 2-bedroom apartments. Working alongside the property developer (, AURA Architecture has added remarkable value to the property by creating residential properties from a previously uninhabitable basement.

To make extra head height, the team had to dig down and add more windows around the property to increase the amount of natural light. But, what was an uninhabitable space, is now two beautiful and carefully designed flats which have:

  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Modern Living Spaces and Interior Design
  • Car Parking


The basement conversion was fully waterproofed with a tanking membrane system from DELTA Membranes with a 30-year product warranty. As a result, the new owners can ensure that this basement will remain dry and free from dampness and water ingress. This is one of the most important factors when designing a basement conversion.


Unused Basement To £100,000+ Profit


To think this space was an unused undercroft of an existing block of six flats!  It makes sense for a property developer to convert the basement into 2 Modern Flats.  These quality apartments are perfect for First Time Buyers and were available on the Help to Buy Scheme which only requires a low deposit. Both apartments have:

  • Access to their own private parking
  • Underfloor heating
  • A short walk to Reading railway station
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Electric boiler with wet central heating


If you would like to find out more about converting basements, see our blog post on basement conversions in London and the Home Counties. We provide a full architectural consultation and are experts in both basements, kitchen extensions and loft conversions in Reading and across Berkshire. The combined experience of our team can take care of the whole design process from start to finish.

View our Google Reviews to learn what other clients have to say about our services. Our reviews score 4.9/5 on Google and 5/5 on Houzz.

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Call us on 0118 309 0000 or email: The image on the right is for illustrative purposes only to demonstrate what our team can design and complete for basement areas.

Basement Conversion Reading Architects

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7 Prescott Place, London

4.8 18 reviews

  • Avatar Jennifer VP ★★★★★ a year ago
    Overall great design and exceptional value for money. As a first time consumer of architectural services on what was a large project I can not emphasise enough the value add that we got from Ben, Sophie and the wider Aura team. The effort … More and detail put into the design and specification of works along with significant assistance in project management was commendable. As the project evolved it was crystal clear that we saved a significant amount of time and money as a result of having a comprehensive package and most importantly we got what we wanted on budget. Expectations were exceeded in terms of meeting deadlines. Accommodating design changes and assistance with the planning process was also first rate. I would highly recommend the team and look forward to working with them on the next project.
  • Avatar Harry Bucknell ★★★★★ a year ago
    Couldn't recommend Ben and his team more. We were in a really tricky position with our building project and Ben navigated us safely out of it. Superb guidance, great technical knowledge and what I really valued the most was the communication. … More Always got back to me promptly which makes a real difference when stress levels are high. Thanks Aura!
  • Avatar Louise Hancock ★★★★★ a year ago
    Aura Homes is a highly professional firm of architects that always have the clients best interests at hart. The quality of their plans and drawings is superb and their turn-around when making amendments well within expected timelines. … More For bespoke projects, their research and recommendations (both in terms of quality and costs) is superb.

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