Basements & cellars are often unused space that we neglect. These empty rooms can be transformed into a more functional space for your home creating extra storage, an extra bedroom, study / office, play-room etc.

With experience of working in the damp-proofing industry we know what is required to keep your cellar watertight, free from damp and draft free. We have converted cellars into simple storage spaces as well as worked on more extensive cellar conversions fitting sump pumps, tanking and damp-proofing systems to create new functional rooms including fitting kitchens and work-spaces in otherwise wasted cellar spaces.


What services can GG Plastering & Joinery Services provide?

Although some basement conversions take more effort than others to convert, listed below is a list of services covered by GG Plastering & Joinery Services on previous conversions.  NB. Not ALL of the below is required on ALL conversions.

  • Demolition / removal of internal or load-bearing walls or chimney breasts

  • Bricking up of walls

  • Digging out of footings to create extra head-height

  • Concrete flooring / screeding laid

  • New joists / flooring

  • Stud walls erected to create separate rooms

  • Sump-pumps, tanking and full damp-proof system installed

  • Electrical sockets / lighting fitted and/or moved

  • Walls / Ceilings plastered

  • Doors / Skirting Boards / Architrave fitted

  • Radiators installed / moved

  • Damp-proofing for cellars

  • Laminated flooring fitted

Cellar conversion in progress
Plastered cellar

Why convert your basement / cellar?

Basements and cellars are very valuable areas of space which are often neglected due to the cost, hassle and effort it takes to convert these rooms into livable rooms. You are not only gaining an extra room but very often you are increasing the value of your property.

How can GG Plastering & Joinery Services help?

We have experience of basement conversions and damp-proofing cellars for over 15 years. At GG Plastering & Joinery Services we project manage conversions from start to finish. We have a database of tradesmen (such as electricians and plumbers) who we co-ordinate with so you don't have the hassle of trying to source several tradesmen for one job.  We also work closely with you to ensure you are happy at all times.

What if we only want you to provide plastering / joinery for our basement / cellar?

You are under no obligation to use our tradesmen for your electrical / plumbing needs if you already have your own contacts.  We can provide only your plastering and/or joinery requirements if you want us to.  We can do as little or as much as you want us to do on your conversions.  


Cellar conversion in progress
Plastered cellar

Is the price of materials included in the price? Are there any hidden charges?

As a rule the quotation given is fully inclusive of everything including materials, however we can also quote for labour only if you want to provide your own materials. There are no hidden charges. You will be provided with a free no obligation written quotation that will clearly detail what is included in the price. Should there be any additional charges incurred, eg. occasionally complications can arise on such conversions which cannot be foreseen at the time of initial inspection / quotation, these will be discussed and agreed with you before the relevant work is carried out.

Do you build extensions / conversions?

At present GG Plastering & Joinery Services only deal with internal conversions. You will need to contact a builder and roofer if you are looking to increase the size of your basement/cellar.

Do I need planning permission?

You are requested to seek advice from your local planning office as to whether you need planning permission or not. It is the customers' responsibility to ensure appropriate planning permission is in place before GG Plastering & Joinery Services commences the conversion. In all cases GG Plastering & Joinery Services will assume that appropriate planning permission has been obtained when work commences and we hold no liability for basements / cellars converted without appropriate planning permission.


Contact Us

Please contact us on 0113 44 33 224 / 07876 756702 / info@ggplastering.co.uk to discuss any works you require. Please note in order to give an accurate quotation it is essential that we visit your premises and therefore quotations cannot be given over the telephone.