Garage Conversions in Braintree, Essex


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Braintree Garage Conversions

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. That's because you don't have to pay for laying new foundations or constructing new walls, as opposed to an extension. As most garages are already wired, you probably won't need any electrical work on your garage conversion. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. We will not waste either time or money when converting your garage into a beautiful living space.
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Could You Benefit From the Additional Space in Your Garage?

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

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. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. Advancements in car building and technology mean that it is no longer required to store your car inside the garage. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.

It is also highly likely that you have toys, memorabilia, or any number of other items in your garage that have been stored there for many years. Meanwhile we are struggling to find the space in our homes that we need

Do Garage Conversions Add Value to Your Home in Braintree?

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

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. The conversion of half of a double garage ensures that you are not only extending your living space, you are also maintaining storage space within the garage.

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Is your garage space being used wisely?

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. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! Our high quality garage conversions in Braintree are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.

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 Braintree Entail?

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 Braintree to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Converting your workspace in Braintree

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Would you like a stylish new office space?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. 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.

Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications. 

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Braintree

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Braintree A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the 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. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

Braintree storage space conversion

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 fulfill varying needs in coming years. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. 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 Braintree?

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Braintree? 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.

Why not consider a living space conversion in Braintree?

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. 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, 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

Braintree planning permission and garage conversions

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 Braintree 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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Braintree may require formal permission.

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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. 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!

First-class garage conversion services in Braintree

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. Depending on the conversion in Braintree 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 Braintree?

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

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.

Extra bedroom conversion in Braintree

Why not expand your home in Braintree? 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. 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.

Braintree Storage Space Conversion

It is very common that a household will require more storage space Our cutting-edge designers have been designing storage systems for years that can completely transform your house in a systematic and orderly way. 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. 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.

Quality kids playroom conversion in Braintree

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Braintree? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

Converting your living space in Braintree

Is your Braintree living room a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? Whatever you may want to use your new living room for, we can provide those unique touches to allow you to engage in your favourite activities, for example if you love to read we can install wall-to-wall bookshelves. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

Braintree planning permission and garage conversions

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

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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. 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 Braintree 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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. 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.

High-quality garage conversions and building regulations in Braintree

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. With more complex Braintree 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. 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.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Braintree

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.

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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Inspecting the floor for any improvements

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. 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 Basements can be affected by rising groundwater therefore it is very important to ensure that your basement is built up to the maximum height of the area. 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.

  • Should I infill the door?

    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. Our careful attention to detail during the design stage will allow us to assess whether the existing foundations need any modification to withstand the new loads. 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.

  • Wall insulation

    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 By erecting a stud wall with timbers so there is a wide enough space to place installation, your attached or detached single skin garage can easily be internally insulated. 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?

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. 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.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality conversion possible which includes ensuring that the roof does not allow condensation to enter which for flat roof will involve the installation of rigid insulation in the ceiling joists. It is very important to maintain the original height of the room that is being converted, and we achieve this by using the latest in slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will assist you in choosing the perfect windows that not only hit the appropriate u values but that also meet your safety standards, suit the style of your home and provide sufficient ventilation. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution 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 main house and garage openings can also be installed using the same method. To achieve a modern, open plan design, we would use a reinforced steel beam over a large area. One of our specialist structural engineers may need to make the calculations for this kind of design. 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

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. It is possible that the new heating loops and electrical circuits required for the conversion may place extra load on your consumer unit and boiler

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. 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. 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

Quotes for garage conversions in Braintree

Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.

What works are included in the price?

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 Braintree

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.

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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