ARCHITECTURE - CONSTRUCTION - INTERIOR DESIGN Total project integration and management
OLBC is a leading exponent of the end-to-end, boutique design and contracting service. Our expertise in prime real estate renovations and basement conversions delivers consistent, exceptional quality and unmatched value to our clients. OLBC celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. Our reputation grows with our portfolio of completed work which stands as testament to our passion for what we do.
OLBC potfolio of works ranges from the discreet and elegant Belgravia Mews house being artfully extended for family living to a massive 300m2 basement, or more, with a swimming pool. OLBC can provide the required expertise and resources to conceive and deliver your project.
OLBC, with its sister companies OLBC Contracting and BasementWorks Contracting, offers a complete service, from architectural design brief to physical completion, fittings and furnishing. Every aspect of the project is managed and implemented by our established team of experts - freeing our clients from the burden of dealing with multiple professional parties. We will also work with architects who are novated to our team, or take on pre-existing design packages.
Basement conversions and basement extensions are an established fact of the prime and super-prime London market, as they allow our fine period housing stock to continue to fulfill the needs of modern family life, whilst gaining the lateral family living that is so often absent from a traditional Georgian or Victorian home. OLBC has been offering basement conversions since 2002, bringing our demanding commitment to quality of design and finish to this exciting area of the market. Please take a moment to read about our basement design to understand the difference between a standard basement conversion and an OLBC basement conversion.
OLBC are usually asked by our clients to combine our specialist property renovation and refurbishment services with our specialist basement excavation division, making us the ideal choice for clients who prefer their project to be wrapped up with a single contract and point of contact.
A listed building can present a maze of confusion for clients concerning what can and cannot be altered and how to create a family home within the confines of a building’s historic fabric. Our in-house expertise will identify the restrictions and possibilities for refurbishing and extending your listed building, rationalizing costs with benefits to ensure we make the most of your special home. OLBC handles highly complex planning and listed building consents for prestige projects in prime areas of London, frequently involving basement conversions and structural glass extensions. We have recently resolved a complex listed building matter for a client on Piccadilly and have gained consent for a number of basements including under listed buildings and we a have a 100% record of gaining planning consents for basements. Our exceptional record in this regard is born out of our deep understanding of the planning and listed building requirements. Please see Design and planning pages for more information.
Our projects frequently include restoring period architectural features such as plasterwork, stained glass, eglomise glass, natural stone, cut brickwork, mosaic, specialist paint finishes or carpentry. We understand sympathetic restoration and conversion of older & listed buildings, and know how to undertake modernisation works whilst maintaining the architectural integrity of each property.