Garage Conversions in Rye, East-Sussex


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Rye Quality Garage Conversions

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. When building an extension to your home, you generally have to lay foundations and build new walls; this is not the case with a garage extension meaning that it can be a much better option. Most garages already have functioning electrics, meaning that there will be no need for extra electrical work. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. Elite builders London can be relied upon to convert your garage from a storage area into a wonderful space that will add value to your home. Our many years of industry experience mean that we are adept at completing conversions on time and on budget.
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Most Garages Are Unused Spaces

Garages are often not considered when people undertake extensions to their properties but garages can be the ideal choice to provide additional living space. A high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. The family car had to defend against the harsh weather years ago. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. 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. Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.

Will My Home in Rye Be Worth More with a Garage Conversion?

If you wish to add up to 20% to your home’s value and gain additional valuable living space, why not consider one of our high quality garage conversions? By performing extensive calculations, our expert team will ensure that your garage conversion works out as the most cost-effective way to add additional rooms to your property.

A conversion on a double garage is also very worthwhile as we can still leave you with half of the garage to use as you wish. Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park

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Do You Need a High-Quality Garage Conversion?

Consider how well you are using your garage space.

It could be that you have prime space for a quality garage conversion, that you are currently just using to store useless items. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.

If you can park on the street or anywhere outside of your garage, you will be able to utilise this valuable space within the garage. Converting a garage in location XXL can be one of the most cost-effective ways to add space to your home and can also add additional value as well the value of the garage conversion would increase in tandem with the house price.

By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. 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,

  • No need to relocate to a new, bigger house
  • Four larger internal living spaces
  • Increasing property value
  • Large family
  • Easy to park the vehicle somewhere else
  • Also difficult to fit larger vehicle in standard 150 ft.² garage
  • Probably not necessary to request planning permission
  • No need to relocate to a bigger property
  • Perfect conversion to suit your requirements
  • Reduce unwanted items in the house
  • Increased luminosity in interior living space

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Rye Entail?

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. Any council consents that you may require in Rye to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Rye workspace conversions

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Would you like a brand-new office space in your Rye 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. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications. 

Rye High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Why not convert for extra storage space in Rye?

One thing that many households need is 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. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.

Rye quality kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Rye Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

Rye living space conversion

In Rye your typical living room gets a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.

Converting your garage and planning permission in Rye

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). As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Rye.

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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Rye to apply for formal approval.

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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. If your garage is connected to the side of your home, it will make the adjoining room lighter and airier by installing glazed doors for entry!

Rye based quality garage conversion service

Our dedicated and reliable team can take charge of any works that need to be done such as insulation or roof leak fixing, before your garage conversion is completed. Your quality garage conversion in Rye 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 Rye?

Are you missing a corner of an office in your Rye home?

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? Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! We will be helping you with the whole package

Rye extra bedroom conversions

Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. 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. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Storage Space Conversion in Rye

More households need more room to store itself Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. In Rye, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.

Rye quality kids playroom conversion

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Rye? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?

Converting your living space in Rye

Is your Rye living room a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers in your family? 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind

Rye planning permission and garage conversions

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house.

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As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Rye. Some modern buildings are subject to restrictive covenants requiring that the garage be maintained as a parking area, which will need to be discharged (check the deeds to find out if this is true). A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Rye 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. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. If you have adjacent neighbours or you reside in a listed building it could be that you will require listed building consents or party wall agreements to undertake a conversion.

Rye building regulations and converting your garage

Building regulations help to ensure within the industry that projects are undertaken and completed to the highest standards, your garage conversion would therefore be subject to these. With more complex Rye garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.

As long as the conversion is built according to the approved schematics of your structural plans, you can rest assured that the conversion is conforming to building 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 Rye

The first thing to do at the start of the project is to make the walls and roof completely sound and watertight. The majority of the building work to complete the conversion, will be carried out inside the pre-existing garage.

By stripping back the main structure of the garage to expose the foundations and the walls, we can ensure that these can be strengthened primarily to avoid any unforeseen issues further down the line. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process

  Evaluating the existing floor

The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular domestic use. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. When insulating the garage floor, our sophisticated construction techniques will generally result in a slightly higher garage floor that can be integrated with the floor of the main house.

Builders working in the basement conversion

You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. Our professional building team will ensure that your basement has been raised to the maximum area height in order to successfully cope with groundwater levels. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.

  • Changing the door

    For a high quality garage conversion, we would generally replace the main garage door with brickwork that matches 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.

  • Insulating the walls

    Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. 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. To preserve the internal floor space of our high quality conversions, we can also blow insulation into the gap in cavity walls.

Roof insulation

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. Not only can we install a warm roof system into your quality conversion, we can also include multiple rooflights which greatly increase the natural daylight.

Sometimes it can prove difficult to prevent condensation from entering a flat roof however our competent builders can ensure this will not happen by placing rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

The fenestration you choose will have to hit the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors), meet your safety standards, provide sufficient ventilation, and suit your home style. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating regular units. Our sophisticated engineering techniques involve punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels to ensure the installation of casements, door sets and sashes to the highest standard.

The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. To achieve a modern, open plan design, we would use a reinforced steel beam over a large area. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Our detail oriented approach means that we will check if any developer has imposed a restrictive agreement on your integrated garage which we will need to purchase prior to the conversion taking place.

It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must 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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Electrics and heating

The best way to get this infrastructure in place is by recruiting trained professionals to self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units and boiler

If your consumer unit and boiler need to be updated, it is possible that there could be up to £2000 extra added to the project budget Effective led downlights are a good choice for lighting, as they can easily be built into the new ceiling structure 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. Ventilation could be an issue. Our expert team will fit a powerful extractor ventilator should you wish to incorporate a bathroom or kitchen into the conversion, to deal with any humidity that may build up in the room

How much does a garage conversion cost in Rye?

Understandably as garages and conversions come in so many different sizes and designs, we prefer to deliver quotes based on each unique person’s requirements. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.

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

We would include;

  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade is to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Jet wash drive
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceilings were necessary
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Gain final building certificate

Free consultation to discuss your garage conversion

Our team of highly skilled industry professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have with regards to the transformation of your garage into a quality conversion.

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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