Basement Renovations

Calgary Basement Renovations | Great Value

Are you looking to finish your basement, or remodel your existing space? Bedrock Construction specializes in renovations that add value to your home and expand upon your living spaces. We are a full service basement renovation contractor in Calgary and provide renovation and design options that suite all sizes and budgets.

Right under your feet are endless possibilities just waiting for you. A basement renovation can add additional living, play, family, bedroom or workspace to your home renovation. Calgary homes are designed in such a way that your basement can become a central hub of fun, entertainment or even serenity. 

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Bedrock Construction consistently delivers a product that exceeds client expectations. Quality is the cornerstone of what we do, who we are and the process we follow. From design to completion, you will see the difference. We want to serve you a product that will stand the test of time.

Basement renovations are an extension of your home and can add tremendous value to the home, if done right. We put the same amount of attention and detail into any type of renovation. You should enjoy the space rather than critique it.


Bedrock Construction has been a part of the Calgary scene for well over 20 years. We have been working with homeowners and businesses from all over the Calgary area. We specialize in home renovations of all shapes and sizes.


Bedrock Construction exhibits a level of excitement that is unsurpassed by most. Their energy and motivations are driven from their need to put smiles on faces and produce a product that will last through the years.


Creating is what Bedrock Construction does best and it is apparent throughout the process. They go that extra mile for their clients and bring a level of creativity to its projects that make them unique and unlike any other.

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Our Experience is Your Experience

We believe in communication, transparency and partnership. Any type of home renovation is a huge undertaking and requires a level of trust and understanding from both parties.

Check out our About Us page to learn about Bedrock Construction and our core values.

Our Core Values Make all the Difference

Our core values were established back in 1991 and were derived from Corrie Massie’s experience as a tile setter.

Much like laying tile, square by square, a successful renovation requires:

1. the tiles to follow a design (organization) 

2. the tiles to be spaced and levelled (meticulous)

3. the room to be prepared (clean)

4. the tile setter to complete the job according to specification (accountability)

“Bedrock is more than trades people….they are artists. I have had Bedrock do two bathroom renovations and they re-tiled my basement too, helping shake off some serious seventies vibes across the board. If you need a design collaborator and a skilled company to work with Bedrock is the company to hire.”
Patti Derbyshire


Do I need a Permit to for my Basement Development in Calgary?

Bedrock Construction will help you with each step of the process during your project.  We have experts who make sure that everythig is taken care of.

Most small basement fixups and cosmetic upgrades like paint do NOT require a permit from the city of

Calgary.  Changes to existing basements usually do not require a permit, when they are small and surface level.

In most situations your interior renovation or basement development will only require a building safety approval (building permit). If your design or location does not meet land use bylaw specifications you will also require planning approval (Development Permit).​

Electrical permits are required when there is new construction such as a basement or a garage.

A new basement entry requires a Building permit, and enineering may be required for structural alterations.

How Much Does Remodelling or Renovating a Basement Cost in Calgary?

Obvioulsy the prices vary greatly on what you are trying to do and what kind of finsihes you are looking for.  Typical ranges however are from the 25000$ - 50000$ for a full basement renovation in the City of Calgary.

Major items to consider include the windows and exterior doors, if any.

Part of your basement renovation cost will be hiring your contractor.

Will my Basement Renovation affect my Property Taxes?

The answer to this question is potentially but most likely not.  The Property assesment corporation typically assigns a value to a house in a neighborhood based on value and squarefootage.  The building and developement permit office doesn't share information with the assesment office so they don't add basement developments to the value calculation.  However a special assessment to your home or a disclosure to the assessment office of upgrades can increase your property tax because of the increase in home value.

If your basement renovation is intended to be a secondary suite you are technically creating a second taxable unit.  This will be handled seperately.

Is a Finished Basement Included in the Square Footage of a House?

In Alberta there is a guideline called the Residential Measurment Standard (RMS) for realestate listings.  The RMS provides a consistent means of measuring, and describing, residential property size in Alberta.  It contains guiding principles that establishes a baseline and consistent rules for how houses are to be listed in the market.  Above grade means entirely above grade, below grade are floor levels that are partially or completely below grade.  If any portion of the level is below grade it is considered below grade.

Below grade square footage is not to be included in the totla square footage for a listing.  Without the RMS in place, there would be little consistency in how real estate professionals, and their sellers, measure and describe their property.

It does not mean however that you cant leverage you addition living spcae as an asset when it comes to the value and purchase price of your home.  The actual square footage of your home and the "living space" can, and are often different.  Additional living spcae is a significant asset and will definitely affect the sale price.

How do I prepare my Basement Space?

When preparing for a basement renovation it is best to get everything you can out of the space.  All of your storage and extra furniture.  The team at bedrock will be able to help you with all of the details.

When Is a good time to Start the Project in a City like Calgary?

The best time to start your basement renovation in a city like calgary is when it's cold.  The fall and winter provides a great opportunity to renovate check out our article about renovations in the cold.

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"The Bedrock team is top notch. Working with the team commercially went so well that I invited Bedrock into my home for a home renovation."




"From our initial meeting, it was apparent how detailed Bedrock Construction is. The detail in their contracts give you peace of mind."




"Corrie was a great partner to work with on design as he respected and supported my desire to maintain the mid-century character of my home."