When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. If you have a growing family, or just need extra space, a garage conversion can be a very cost-effective and practical exercise providing you with a tailor-made solution to meet your exact needs.
Over recent years vehicles have grown in size and unfortunately the size of our living spaces have decreased. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.
Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. By not using this precious garage space, we are struggling with a smaller living space that could easily be enlarged.
Not only will you be able to add up to 20% to your home’s value by adding a quality garage conversion, you will also greatly increase your home’s interior space. By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.
If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage. The conversion of half of a double garage is ideal for those who wish to enjoy additional space in their homes interior, whilst still maintaining a place to park their car.
With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.
Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. By converting your garage in Brighton, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.
In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into your home. It is a wonderful addition to any home to convert a garage which has an adjoining room, mainly because the lightness and airiness of the adjoining room is greatly increased.
No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, ETEC our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. If your first-class Brighton garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.
In Brighton many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
One thing that many households need is more storage space Our ingenious team understands that storage space has to adapt and grow along with your family, that is why our storage systems are designed specifically for you. We can design a unique storage system that will allow you to store everything from essential documents to sports gear in an orderly and controlled way. Our detail oriented approach means that your new storage space will allow you to store all of your family’s items in a tidy and efficient manner.
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Brighton? The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? You may need a special room for unique activities, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, soundproof walls, and atmospheric environment… How does that sound? Our skilled team of builders and tradespeople are proficient in designing and completing incredible garage conversions that will excite you and greatly increase the value of your home.
Unless your garage conversion requires window installation or the changing of the front of the garage, we can perform the majority of the work in-house If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Brighton.
If your property was built recently there could be restrictive covenants within the deeds that require your garage to be used only as a parking area, it is possible to discharge this covenant however. In Brighton you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage.
Our competent construction team may need to assist you in asking for approval from householder planning if by any chance your PD rights have been revoked. Our team of skilled builders can install glazed doors between your beautiful garage conversion and the adjoining room, which will greatly increase the light and internal space.
No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. If your first-class Brighton garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process
We consistently deliver high quality garage conversions because we take the time to understand exactly what you require with regards to lighting, colours, and much more. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.
In Brighton many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. Our beautifully designed storage systems are certainly not run-of-the-mill and will revolutionise the way you store items in your house. Our meticulous engineers can devise an orderly way to store all of your household items, essential documents, towels, etc behind closed doors and in a way that will revolutionise the internal space in your home. Our experts will ensure that in Brighton your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Brighton? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. Our renovation specialists will help you design and transform your children’s healthy, comfortable, good-looking, and functional room, get in touch with us now!
Is your Brighton living room a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our skilled team of builders and tradespeople are proficient in designing and completing incredible garage conversions that will excite you and greatly increase the value of your home.
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Brighton. If your property was built recently there could be restrictive covenants within the deeds that require your garage to be used only as a parking area, it is possible to discharge this covenant however. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Brighton may require formal permission.
By putting together any design sketches and asking for approval from householder planning, you will still be able to convert your garage even if your pd rights have been revoked. The overall charge would be £500 and you would have to pay the design fees on top of that. You would be required to submit a completed application if your project involves any major structural changes to the exterior of the property. Depending upon the property where you wish to carry out the conversion, we may need to apply for various permits, for example if you reside in a listed building, or you have adjacent neighbours.
Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. With more complex Brighton garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.
Once we have completed detailed structural plans, our reliable team will pass them to building control to be inspected who will then make sure that your conversion conforms to all the regulations. By inspecting the key areas of the conversion construction a building control officer or authorised inspector can provide additional assurance that key areas such as ventilation, insulation and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), are all built to conform with the building regulations.
Our dedicated team of expert engineers will ensure that the walls and roof of your garage are sound and watertight before the conversion work will begin. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.
Our dedicated team of engineers don’t want any nasty surprises during the construction project which is why we begin every garage conversion by stripping the main structure to ensure that there are strong foundations and walls. Here are some of the highlights
The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular domestic use. However, to achieve sufficient thermal efficiency, it will need to be levelled (consider a self-levelling liquid screed), damp proofed with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc) and insulated. Because the floors of garages are often lower than the floors in the main house, insulating them in a variety of ways is often quite straightforward and will simply raise the level of the garage floor to meet that of the main house.
The first thing when converting a basement is to ensure that the foundation will not let in water. As a basement is generally low in a property, it is very important to build it up to ensure that your new conversion is not affected by groundwater. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.
By using masonry infill to match your new garage door and wall into the existing brickwork of the house, our specialists builders can successfully blend your conversion with the rest of the house The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. A cost-effective and attractive way to lighten the load placed on the foundations by the conversion, is to add extra windows or a glazed access door.
Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. If your property has an attached or detached single skin garage, our dedicated team of tradesmen can erect a stud wall inside the garage, allowing it to be insulated internally. Don’t worry about losing any precious floor space by insulating your walls as our skilled team can blow insulation into the gap in your existing cavity walls.
At loft level, the easiest way to remove the garage roof is to place 270 mm of mineral wood which should be adequate with a pitch covering 100 millimetres between the joists and the rest on top. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.
Condensation can be highly detrimental to the building structure, therefore flat roofs will require rigid insulation between the ceiling joists and under them with a ventilation gap above. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.
Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will assist you in choosing the perfect windows that not only hit the appropriate u values but that also meet your safety standards, suit the style of your home and provide sufficient ventilation. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. It is quite straightforward for our skilled team to install any kind of casements, sash or door sets by creating a suitable whole and inserting as many lintels as necessary.
The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. A reinforcing steel beam may be required for larger spans allowing for a more open plan feel. One of our specialist structural engineers may need to make the calculations for this kind of design. Our wealth of experience in producing high quality conversions means that we understand that a developer may impose restrictive agreements prior to your conversion if you have an integrated garage, so we are on hand to help with this.
We will always fit an escape window into any habitable room that doesn’t have an exit to ensure that all building and safety regulations are being met. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.
We can provide highly trained industry professionals who can self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations, to install any kind of heating and electrical system necessary. It is possible that the new heating loops and electrical circuits required for the conversion may place extra load on your consumer unit and boiler
It may be necessary to upgrade your devices to deal with the new electrical circuits and heating loops which could also potentially raise the total budget by £2000. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. It will be very straightforward for a plumber to install a radiator in the new conversion however to maximise the interior space we would also suggest the installation of slimline underfloor heating
It is essential that we ensure that the drainage system and hot and cold water source are installed successfully if you are planning a kitchen or bathroom in your conversion. Another main problem here is ventilation The addition of a bathroom or kitchen to your conversion may mean that you also need to install a powerful extractor ventilator so that there will be no humidity buildup
Each garage conversion is a different size and design so without visiting the property and going through the design in detail, it is difficult to provide an accurate quotation. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.
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We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Brighton custom garage conversion.
We are on hand to support you through the conversion process and also to give you a free quote if you would like, so why not contact us on (020) 8987 8071?
The following are important considerations when deciding whether to convert your garage Always an important consideration before undertaking any construction project is whether the profits i.e. the added value to your home, will be higher than the spend. A great person to consult is a trusted local estate agent.
Another very important consideration is how much extra space you will receive in comparison to the amount of money you will spend. If you require more space then at some point you may need to move to a new house, a garage conversion is a much cheaper option than this. It is also good to be aware that your council tax may be affected because of your garage conversion. Check the added cost before you proceed
Our extensive industry experience has shown that generally planning permission is not required if you want to convert your garage
But we still encourage our customers to contact their local authority before the work starts to confirm if there are no covenants on your property or in the area where planning permission to convert your garage could be appropriate.
If there are any planning permissions that need to be acquired before work can begin, our professional team will be happy to take care of the nitty-gritty.
By ensuring that the exterior of the garage remains untouched, you can avoid these restrictions.
Throughout the whole process our expert and professional team at elite builders London will liaise with the local council building control officers to ensure that they are aware of all of the work undertaken and also that they will give you a completion certificate once an inspector has seen the conversion.
Yes, we are comprehensively insured
All of our high quality garage conversions are covered with a 15 year company guarantee.
We are still working and quoting throughout this period using safe social distancing advice. We can quote from existing surveys or from photos or virtual guided tour if preferred. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.