Garage Conversions in Uckfield, East-Sussex


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Why not Convert Your Garage in Uckfield?

Converting your garage is a relatively low-cost way to expand your living room Garage conversions are so cost-effective because, unlike an extension, you don't have to lay any new foundations or construct any new walls. As most garages are already wired, you probably won't need any electrical work on your garage conversion. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. If you own a car or have other vehicles or items that you keep in storage, they are most likely being kept in your garage. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. If you would like an extra room in your home, why not contact our dedicated staff today to discuss our high quality garage conversion service?
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How Do You Use Your Garage?

When most people consider extending their home in some way, they don’t consider that the garage could be the best way to do this. Our team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

It is worthwhile to think about whether you are using your garage for anything important or not.

Our living spaces have grown progressively smaller over recent years therefore it can often be a waste of space to be keeping a car in a garage. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.

Most households clean everywhere but the garage space, meaning that they are normally full of memorabilia and other items that haven’t been cleared out for decades. 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.

Will a Garage Conversion Increase my House Value?

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. 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.  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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Do You Need a High-Quality Garage Conversion?

Consider how well you are using your garage space.

It is less likely these days that there is ample space in your garage to store your vehicle which means that generally most garage spaces are being wasted. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items. 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.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Uckfield into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

The extra space is not the only advantage that a high quality garage conversion will add to your home, it will also greatly increase the amount of natural light in your living area. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.

Let’s take a look at some of the old garage’s most common uses and advantages

  • 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

Our Garage Conversion Services in Uckfield

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 Uckfield may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Workspace conversion in Uckfield

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Do you work from home and need an office in your Uckfield property?

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. Why not contact our expert engineering team today to get more information on the elite builders London process to convert your garage into a unique and beautiful space

We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! Whatever you require to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.

Uckfield Extra Bedroom Conversions

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. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

Why not convert for extra storage space in Uckfield?

It is very common that a household will require 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. 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 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 Uckfield?

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Uckfield? 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. 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.

Converting your living space in Uckfield

In Uckfield your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book 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 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 Uckfield

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 Uckfield would typically not be necessary. 

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). Most properties in Uckfield will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.

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It is possible that your PD rights may be revoked, however it is still possible for you to ask for approval from householder planning by putting together any design sketches and approaching them for the requisite permissions. 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.

What does our garage conversion service in Uckfield entail?

To convert a garage into a livable, usable space, there are many considerations that need to be considered, including floor ceiling, insulation, partitions, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. Depending on the conversion in Uckfield you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Why Not Convert Your Workspace in Uckfield?

Do you work from home and need an office in your Uckfield property?

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.

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, we can help.

Uckfield extra bedroom conversions

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example 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!

Converting Storage Space in Uckfield

More households need more room to store itself Our cutting-edge designers have been designing storage systems for years that can completely transform your house in a systematic and orderly way. 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.

Uckfield quality kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Uckfield playroom. 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 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!

Converting your living space in Uckfield

Would you like to improve your living room in Uckfield? 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 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 Uckfield

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

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If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Uckfield. Within your house deeds there could be a restrictive covenant which requires that the garage be kept as a parking area, these will need to be discharged. It could be possible that your Uckfield property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

It is possible that your pd rights may be revoked, however it is still possible for you to ask for approval from householder planning by putting together any design sketches and approaching them for the requisite permissions. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning application. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.

Uckfield building regulations and converting your garage

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. Meticulous structural plans drawn up before you begin your garage conversion, can prove to be very useful later in the process.

This gives you peace of mind that the drawings have been inspected by building control and confirmed that your conversion will conform to the regulations, if it is constructed according to the approved use guidelines. Building control officers are also authorised to inspect ventilation, insulation, electricity, plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), and many other important elements of your new conversion.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Uckfield

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work inside the 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

One floor slab

It is highly likely that the existing floor in your garage is solid enough for any of the conversion requirements. However, concrete floors often make the room to cold so it may be necessary to level them, damp proof them with an acceptable membrane, and insulate them to increase the temperature and retain heat within the conversion. Our expert team of engineers are highly adept at insulating garage floors in a way that will simply place them on the same level as the floors of the main house.

How can we convert your basement?

It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to 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. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.

  • Changing the door

    Clients generally would like the existing garage door to match the rest of the house, so this could be achieved using masonry infill so that the wall matches the rest of the house. To grant you extra peace of mind we will carefully evaluate the foundations of the garage to decide if they need any extra modifications to deal with the additional load of the new conversion. Our innovative team of designers will carefully assist you to, for example add windows or a glazed access door to the conversion which can increase the natural light in the room and also lighten the load placed on the foundations.

  • High-quality wall insulation

    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. 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). Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.

How can I insulate the roof?

It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.

In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. 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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Doors and windows

It is very important within a domestic property that the fenestration not only suits the overall style of the home but that it also conforms with the full unit u values of 1.6 w, m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors and meet your safety standards. 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. One of our specialist structural engineers may need to make the calculations for this kind of design. 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.

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. An escape window must have an openable area that is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage, a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2 and should also have a width and height of not less than 450 mm.

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  High-quality heating and electrics installation

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. 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.

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 For a new ceiling structure in a quality garage conversion we would suggest the use of led downlights to illuminate the room effectively. Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?

It is sensible to bear in mind that if your conversion will include a kitchen or bathroom, the drainage and the water source will need to be dealt with Another main problem here is ventilation 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

Will a garage conversion be expensive?

We aim to complete every quality garage conversion to the highest standard possible whilst remaining within your budget, so why not request a site visit today from one of our expert designers? However our industry experience means that we can estimate that a simple garage conversion will work out to be roughly £15 to 25k plus vat.

What exactly does this price include?

Our professional team would undertake the following;

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

Contact Us for a Free Garage Conversion consultation in Uckfield

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Uckfield custom garage conversion.

Our approachable sales team is waiting for your call on (020) 8987 8071 should you need a free garage conversion quote or simply some advice.

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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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