Basement Conversion into 2 Stunning Apartments


Build Duration: 5 Months

Build Date: 2020




Reading, Berkshire

Design Brief

The property developer (XP Property) wanted to convert this existing derelict basement in 2 -bedroom apartments.

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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.

Lower Ground Conversion
Modern Bathroom

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.

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