Basement Development: Where to Get a Free Estimate in Calgary


Has the idea of developing your basement piqued your interest? We can’t really blame you. As basement developers ourselves, everyday we see the benefits associated with this trend.

Here’s the thing: Basements have been underestimated for years. Generally speaking, people have a difficult time seeing their basement as anything but a basement. The truth, however, is that basements offer people a vast, wonderful space that can be turned into anything.

Yes, that’s right — anything.

Always wanted to have your own office? That can be done. In dire need of a guest bedroom? That can be done too. We like to say that if you can dream it, we can build it.

While basement development can be done DIY style, we don’t recommend taking this path unless you have years and years of experience under your belt. If you live in the Calgary area, then relying on the help of a basement development Calgary company such as PLANiT Builders might be a better idea.

Our team of experienced designers and builders will be more than happy to design and build a basement that fits both your expectations and your budget. Here at PLANit Builders, we know basements and people. As such, we know exactly what would work best for you.

But that’s not all: We even offer a free in-home quote to potential customers. All you need to do is fill out a form on our website and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.

Sounds good? We thought so too!

Basement Development Companies – Information You Should Know

Basement development companies are normally presented with the problem of putting a cost to basement renovation or reconstruction plans. While in truth it is difficult to come up with an exact price, it is still possible to come up with an all inclusive figure that will encompass all aspects of cost in basement renovation.  PLANiT Builders are skillful basement builders with a lot of experience that generally adds value to any input they give on whatever plans you have for your basement space. There are three main factors that most basement development companies will consider before undertaking any specific project. These will include:
1. The home owners vision for his/her basement.

2. Time requirements, material and labor costs.

3. The home owners budget.

The home owners vision will definitely play a big role in determining all the other factors.  PLANiT Builders give importance to the planning process just as much as they value completing the project.  It is obvious that a simple renovation process that only requires some carpeting and repainting will be less costly that one that requires walls to be demolished or construction of basement sub-levels.

Whatever plans you may have, PLANiT Builders have the necessary experience that has been tested over time to make that dream a reality. Many basement development companies are all about business and profit and will commonly derail the client from achieving their desired outcome based on cost or unforeseen hurdles. On the contrary, PLANiT Builders are hailed for putting the home owners need first and always working towards their dream by circumnavigating any hurdles they come across during the project.

The planning process will normally involve going over budgetary constraints, and coming up with a solution that overcomes money and time restriction which eventually favors the home owner. As a basement development company, PLANiT Builders is skilled in making the home owners vision a reality.

Basement Developers – Carefully Choosing The Right Development Company In Calgary

If you are considering having your basement developed it is as well to give serious thought to ensuring that you employ the right developer for you.

You need a company that is going to do the job in a professional manner, has the experience and qualifications to do so, will finish the work on time, won’t leave the site in a mess, and will give you a guarantee.

You should choose a company registered with the Canadian Home Builders Association which means that it is well established. A Better Business Bureau accreditation is also a good thing since all BBB businesses have a set dispute system that they follow if there is any complaint.

Your developer should also have both a provincial and city license. In addition, ask to see their insurance certificate and ensure they have Workers Compensation. If they don’t, and anything should go wrong, the onus may well be on you as the employer to make reparation.

Of course, if you know of friends or neighbours who have had their basement remodeled they may well be able to recommend a company – or even advise you to steer clear if they have had a bad experience. If not, ensure that you ask for testimonials. Any good basement developer will have – and be more than delighted to show you – testimonials from satisfied clients.

It is also worth while to ask how much experience they have of basements. Many companies are general builders and may not have the experience you need.

Ask if they obtain all the necessary permits and whether or not they have a connection with a source of funding for your project. A good developer will most likely be able to point you in the direction of a financial institution which can help.

Finally, check their guarantees and make sure that you read the contract before you sign it. You don’t want to find that you get landed with extra charges at the last moment for problems that have arisen and were not included in the initial budget.