Garages are often not considered when people undertake extensions to their properties but garages can be the ideal choice to provide additional living space. Our expert team of industry professionals would highly recommend a garage conversion as a cost-effective and simple way to improve your home for yourself and your family.
Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. 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. These days most garages have been converted into rooms for storing unwanted rubbish.
Most households have stored their garages, exercise equipment, toys, or memorabilia, and very often it will take some time to dispose of these things, so they appear to remain in garages for years or even decades. By not using this precious garage space, we are struggling with a smaller living space that could easily be enlarged.
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? It can be extremely cost-effective to extend your home using one of our high quality garage conversions
If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage. Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park
With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. These days garages seem to get packed with discarded exercise equipment, outdated toys and worthless memorabilia that will take more time to throw away then it is really worth. It is no longer the case due to the galvanisation of modern cars that they need to be protected from the elements by being stored in a garage.
So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! 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.
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.
To perform one of our high quality garage conversions, our dedicated team of engineers need to be very careful and consider your exact requirements on a case-by-case basis Depending on the conversion in Seaford you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
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 offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!
More households need more room to store itself And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfill varying needs in coming years. 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.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Seaford playroom. We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment If you would like to discuss with our innovative design team the possibility of converting your garage into a beautiful children’s playroom, contact our friendly team today.
In Seaford your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms in your family? 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.
With the exception of changing the front of the garage or the installation of Windows, the majority of work required for a garage conversion is conducted in-house This is likely to be called permitted development (PD) so the formal planning consent in Seaford would typically 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. Most properties in Seaford will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.
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. 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. Your quality garage conversion in Seaford may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. Whatever you require, we can help.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Seaford Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!
With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires more storage space Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. 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 Seaford, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Seaford playroom. The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
Would you like to improve your living room in Seaford? Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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. 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?
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 Seaford. 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. It could be possible that your Seaford property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.
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 ask for approval 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. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.
As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then 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.
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. The majority of the work will then take place 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
Unless there is a pre-existing structural problem, the concrete floor in your garage should be solid enough to accommodate whatever use you are planning for your conversion. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. The floors of the main house are probably higher than those of your garage, which means that we can achieve full insulation of the garage floor and the result will simply raise the floor to meet the floor of the main house, producing a step free barrier.
To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it 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. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.
The most popular route is to replace the main garage door with traditional walling matching the rest of the house, such as a masonry infill completely to and bonded into the existing brickwork. 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. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.
If you have an integrated garage, it is highly likely that the walls will not require any additional work as they will be exactly the same as those of the main house Attached or detached single skin garages may be insulated internally, typically by erecting stud walls with timbers that are wide enough to accommodate ample insulation (plus 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.
It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. There is also the possibility of warm roof systems, which are insulated at the rafter level, which may allow the use of rooflights to add more natural daylight.
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. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.
It may seem obvious but it is very important to choose high quality windows with appropriate u values for your new conversion. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating 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. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. 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.
It is possible that within the conversion there will be a habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door or directly secured path outside, we will ensure that there is an escape window as per building regulations. This must have a width and height of not less than 450 mm, a transparent openable area of at least 0.33 mm2 and should be located in such a way that the bottom of the openable area is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage.
We would be happy to provide any kind of heating and electrical infrastructure in your new conversion by using highly trained professionals who can self-certify that their work complies with part p of the building regulations. Our highly trained professionals can advise you as to how much additional load your consumer unit and boiler may need to deal with due to the heating loops and new electrical circuits installed in the new space.
It is wise to note that an upgrade of your boiler or consumer units could result in £2000 extra being added to the final cost. We will also of course help you to design a lighting concept in your new conversion and many times will suggest led downlights as they can be integrated easily into the new ceiling A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. Ventilation could be an issue. Opening windows, fitted with trickle vents, will be sufficient in most cases but if you incorporate a bathroom or kitchen, you will need a powerful enough extractor ventilator to manage the buildup of humidity.
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. If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.
This price would include:
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.
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.
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