Garage Conversions in Portslade-By-Sea, East-Sussex


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Quality Garage Conversions in Portslade-By-Sea

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. That's because you don't have to pay for laying new foundations or constructing new walls, as opposed to an extension. Your garage may already have electricity, too. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. It is very common within domestic properties to use garages as storage areas. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. We will not waste either time or money when converting your garage into a beautiful living space.
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The Garage, and Unused Space

When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. Our team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

Consider what currently you are using your garage for

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.

Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. As we generally need living space more than we need storage space, we are often overlooking a very cost-effective and simple way to enlarge our home.

Do Garage Conversions Add Value to Your Home in Portslade-By-Sea?

We have seen that within Portslade-By-Sea, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. It can be extremely cost-effective to extend your home using one of our high quality garage conversions

If your property boasts a double garage we could do a superb conversion on only half the space. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.

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Why Convert Your Garage in Portslade-By-Sea?

Do you think that you are using your garage space for anything useful?

It is highly likely that your garage space is simply being wasted when it could be turned into a valuable addition to your living space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. Family vehicles used to be stored in garages to protect them from the elements, due to routine galvanising and technological advances, this is no longer necessary.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Portslade-By-Sea into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.

If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. 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.

Generally old garages are used for,

  • Greatly increasing the value of your home
  • A perfectly tailored option to suit your needs
  • Reduction of household unwanted items
  • Can be undertaken with minimum disruption
  • Growing family
  • Expansion of living space
  • Less likely to need to relocate
  • Cost-effective
  • A 150 ft.² garage may not be big enough to fit your vehicle
  • You may not wish to park your car inside a garage
  • Increased daylight entering the house

First-Class Garage Conversion Services in Portslade-By-Sea

There are many considerations when planning a quality garage conversion, including whether your space will need floor ceiling, insulation, painting, or any other kind of work. Any council consents that you may require in Portslade-By-Sea to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Portslade-By-Sea workspace conversions

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Why not install a functional and elegant office space in your home?

With the increasing rise of remote workers, converting your garage into a stylish home office space could be the perfect solution for you to enjoy working from home. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Our specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process

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.

Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions in Portslade-By-Sea

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Portslade-By-Sea One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Storage space conversion in Portslade-By-Sea

One thing that many households need is more storage space Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. Our structured storage spaces allow you to store all of your essential documents, and other household items in a controlled and orderly 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 convert a kids playroom in Portslade-By-Sea?

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Portslade-By-Sea? The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?

High quality living space conversion in Portslade-By-Sea

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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? Why not contact our dedicated team of renovation specialists and allow us to show you how we can bring your perfect living room conversion to life?

High-quality garage conversions in Portslade-By-Sea and planning permission

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 As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Portslade-By-Sea.

It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Portslade-By-Sea may require formal permission.

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Even if PD rights have been revoked, you will still be able to follow a scheme however you would need to put together appropriate sketches and asked for approval from householder planning stop 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.

What does our garage conversion service in Portslade-By-Sea entail?

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. Your quality garage conversion in Portslade-By-Sea may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Why Not Convert Your Workspace in Portslade-By-Sea?

Would you like a brand-new office space in your Portslade-By-Sea home?

With the increasing rise of remote workers, converting your garage into a stylish home office space could be the perfect solution for you to enjoy working from home. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

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.

Portslade-By-Sea high quality extra bedroom conversions

In Portslade-By-Sea many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?

Converting Storage Space in Portslade-By-Sea

With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires 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. 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. In Portslade-By-Sea, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.

Portslade-By-Sea kids playroom conversion

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Portslade-By-Sea? 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!

Living space conversion in Portslade-By-Sea

Is your Portslade-By-Sea living room a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? Our dedicated team of industry professionals can install anything you may require, such as bookshelves, soundproof walls, create an atmospheric environment, and anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. Our high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.

Planning permission in Portslade-By-Sea and high quality garage conversions

For many garage conversions especially integral or attached spaces most of the work is in-house (except the changing the front and installing one or two windows).

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By undertaking most of the work involved in your garage conversion in-house, your conversion will be considered a permitted development and so planning consents will probably not be necessary. It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Portslade-By-Sea may require formal permission.

Don’t worry that you will not be able to follow a scheme if your pd rights have been revoked, we are on hand to help you put together well thought out sketches to ask for appropriate permission from householder planning. The overall charge would be £500 and you would have to pay the design fees on top of that. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.

Building regulations in Portslade-By-Sea and garage conversions

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. Our team of expert designers can draw complete structural plans before we begin any complicated garage conversion to ensure that the project is completed exactly to your specifications.

Building control will look over your structural plans and will be able to confirm that there are within the building regulations, ensuring that the construction of your conversion also conforms to these regulations. It is highly recommendable that a building control officer or inspector looks at your garage conversion because they can give advice regarding a large number of issues such as damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, structural protection and many more.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Portslade-By-Sea

The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work inside the existing garage.

There are sometimes unforeseen problems at the beginning of a conversion such as patchy foundations or issues with internal walls, this is difficult to assess until the main structure has been stripped back, which is the first task for our team. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Checking the existing floor

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.

How can we convert your basement?

Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is watertight 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. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption

  • Replacement of the door

    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 Garage conversions can create additional loads to be supported by the foundations of the building, this will be carefully assessed during the design stage to ensure that your garage foundations can withstand it. Planning allows you to add windows or a glazed access door and bring more daylight into your new space, which can also help to reduce the load.

  • Why should I insulate the walls?

    Our team of dedicated industry professionals will be able to advise you as to whether you need to insulate the walls of your garage, however, this will generally not be necessary in an integrated garage for example. Even if you have an attached or detached single skin garage, we can easily internally insulate it with the use of stud walls and timbers which are wide enough to place adequate insulation and an air gap. Our experts builders can also blow insulation into the gap of cavity walls which allows you to preserve all of the internal floor space within the conversion.

Will it be necessary to insulate my roof?

By placing 270 mm of mineral wood with a pitched covering hundred millimetres between the joists and extra wall on top, we can easily remove a garage roof at loft level. Why not discuss a warm roof system with our expert design team and allow them to also include rooflights which can add extra daylight to the interior of the conversion.

A good way to prevent condensation from entering the flat roof of your conversion, is to place installation around the ceiling joists and ensure that there is a ventilation gap above. It is often a concern that the conversion will decrease the height from floor-to-ceiling, however our innovative design techniques involve the use of slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate products which means that no height will be lost in the conversion process.

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Which doors and windows would you suggest?

It may seem obvious but it is very important to choose high quality windows with appropriate u values for your new conversion. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires

This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. One of our ingenious design techniques involves using a reinforced steel beam over a larger span to create a modern, spacious and open plan feel to your conversion. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Be aware of the possibility that if you have an integrated garage there may be restrictive agreements imposed by a developer which will have to be purchased before the conversion can take place.

Our meticulous attention to detail means that we will be very careful that any habitable room which does not have an exit point will have an escape window. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.

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Will I need to install heating and electrics?

It is highly recommended that any work carried out on your heating and electrical systems is self-certified by trained professionals under part p of the building regulations. Your consumer unit and boiler may have to deal with an additional load due to the addition of new electrical circuits and heating loops in the conversion.

This could potentially add up to £2000 to the total project budget if these devices require updating. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

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. Ventilation could be an issue. 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

What can I expect to pay for a garage conversion in Portslade-By-Sea?

Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.

What work can I expect to be included in the price?

The following would be included in the price:

  • Submits building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Dig footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window board
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit polythene radon, damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit new insulated door
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee

Contact Us for a Free Garage Conversion consultation in Portslade-By-Sea

If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Portslade-By-Sea, our expert consultants will be here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance.

If you would like a free quote for your custom garage conversion, call us on (020) 8987 8071.

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Frequently asked questions

Why convert my garage?

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

Will my garage conversion require planning permission?

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.

When will you need planning permission for a garage conversion?
    • If the garage conversion increases your home beyond permitted development rights if you live in a listed building
    • If you live in a listed building
    • You are converting the space of business
    • Your council has restrictions on reducing parking

By ensuring that the exterior of the garage remains untouched, you can avoid these restrictions.

Will the conversion take a long time?
Common conversion will be completed in 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the specification involved.
Once my conversion is completed, will i receive a building control certificate?

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.

Are elite builders London fully insured to convert my garage?

Yes, we are comprehensively insured

What kind of guarantee will i receive?

All of our high quality garage conversions are covered with a 15 year company guarantee.


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