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 it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. Some years ago it was advisable to keep your car inside a garage. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. 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. Meanwhile we are struggling to find the space in our homes that we need
A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Wadhurst, while gaining valuable extra living space that is less prone to complications planning. By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.
If you have a double garage attached to your property, we could perform a conversion on half of it leaving the other half as space for storage. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.
Large family vehicles and reduced living space means that more and more garages are being wasted in terms of the additional space they could provide for your home. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. It used to be the case before cars were galvanised that you would need to protect the car by storing it in the garage.
By parking outside of the garage you will free up the internal space for one of our beautiful garage conversions. 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.
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. 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, ETEC our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. Your quality garage conversion in Wadhurst may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? 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. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.
There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason 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. 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.
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. In Wadhurst, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your family’s items are safely and securely stored.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Wadhurst 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 Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
In Wadhurst your typical living room gets a little boring? 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? Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house. This is likely to be called permitted development (PD) so the formal planning consent in Wadhurst would typically not be necessary.
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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Wadhurst to apply for formal approval.
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. A garage conversion is an exceptional addition to any garage that has an adjoining room, as our innovative design places glass doors in between the two rooms to greatly increase the light and air in both.
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 Wadhurst you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
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
Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.
Why not expand your home in Wadhurst? 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. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfil varying needs in coming years. 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 Wadhurst, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Wadhurst. You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
Is your Wadhurst living room a little boring? Are there other people who love to read or watch films in your family? Our talented team of designers can personalise your living room for any kind of unique activity, for example we can install soundproof walls, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, or anything else you may need. Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
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
This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Wadhurst would typically not be necessary. 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. Most properties in Wadhurst will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the 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. If you want to drastically alter the exterior appearance, such as making major changes to the windows, using new materials, or incorporating an extension, a complete application would also be required Listed building consents (if you reside in a listed house) and party wall agreements with any adjacent neighbours are among the other permits you may need to obtain.
As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then be subject to the building regulations Meticulous structural plans drawn up before you begin your garage conversion, can prove to be very useful later in the process.
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. Within your conversion the key areas a building inspector will be interested in include electrical and plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation and energy conservation.
The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.
The first task will be to strip the main structure, at which stage you get the clearest view of what’s in store yet including why you’re most likely to find unforeseen problems (such as patchy foundations or secret issues in the walls) that could add to costs. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process
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. Thermal efficiency can be achieved within the new conversion by levelling the floor maybe with a self-levelling liquid screed, damp proofing it with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc,), and insulating it. 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.
Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is watertight All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels In a normal drainage system moisture or flowing water passes behind the cone, this is why our meticulous builders will install a cavity drain membrane system. Luckily, our proficient team can install a cavity drain system without any major disruption.
Our industry professionals would generally suggest a masonry infill completed and bonded into the existing brickwork as a dependable option to replace the main garage door. It is very important that the foundations of your garage can withstand the extra weight of the conversion, we will assess this thoroughly during the design stage. Not only will increased windows or patio doors in your conversion increase the light that can enter, it will also lighten the load placed upon the garage foundations.
The walls of integrated garages are generally designed to exactly the same specifications as those of the main property, meaning that they will not require any extra improvement. 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.
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
It may seem obvious but it is very important to choose high quality windows with appropriate u values for your new conversion. If you are interested in keeping costs down, you can try to operate 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. By using, for example, a reinforced steel beam, our innovative team can help make your garage conversion feel more open plan. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. However if you have an integrated garage it is possible that a developer may decide that there are restrictive agreements which must be addressed prior to you beginning your conversion.
If you’re building a habitable room that doesn’t have an exterior door, directly secured path, or its own door leading to the outside, then you have to have an escape window. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.
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. 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. 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 Heating wise, plumbing will be the cheapest solution in a suitably sized radiator but slimline underfloor heating is a sleek alternative that can maximise floor plan and free up wall space.
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. One possible problem here could be 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
Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. Although conversion costs are difficult to estimate, £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion is an accepted market price.
Our professional team would undertake the following;
If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Wadhurst, 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.
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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