Under garden basements add significant value to your property. Ensoul has delivered more than 2x return on investment for under garden basements in terms of basement cost vs the uplift in property valuation. But aside from adding serious amounts of floorspace and value, here are 5 great reasons to go under your garden instead, or as well as under your house.


1-Brighter and lighter

By building a basement under a garden or driveway, we can architect in walk-on roof lights, lightwells and terraces to flood your basement with light.



With lightwells and lower terraces you can throw open the doors to bring in fresh air and, with some planting and furniture you can even enjoy a small subterranean garden.



If you have good side access to your garden, installing a conveyor belt is much easier and could save you considerable time and hassle on your construction.



If you are fortunate enough to have a long or wide garden, you can create a large basement footprint as an alternative or in addition to an under house basement.


5-Lower impact to you and your neighbours

Under garden basements are less of a structural risk to both your property and your neighbours’ properties as they are not underneath. They also create less noise and movement during the construction period as you are further away from your houses.

For those with a big garden or driveway who are thinking about a house extension, we recommend you consider an under garden basement or under driveway basement. Dig deep to get a high ceiling; put light-wells and roof lights in and you have an incredible space that feels just as good, if not better than your accommodation upstairs.

Cinema rooms, playrooms, games rooms, wine cellars, gyms, saunas, swimming pools, nanny, granny and teenage flats are just some of the ways we are seeing under garden basements being used.


Download or read The London Guide to Under Garden Basements and learn how we’ll work with you from concept to planning approval.

Want to find out more or get started?
Call us today on 020 3637 0700 or email transform@ensoul.co.uk

And check back soon for a 2nd chapter on how we technically design, build and fit out under garden basements once we obtain planning approval.