Garage Conversions in Canvey-Island, Essex


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Canvey-Island Quality Garage Conversions

If you wish to expand the living space in your front room, a garage conversion is a cost-effective way to do that. That's because you don't have to pay for laying new foundations or constructing new walls, as opposed to an extension. It is possible that your garage conversion can be completed without the need for an electrician's help as it is probably already wired for use. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Our trusted and professional team of builders will be happy to design and execute a beautiful and unique garage conversion.  We guarantee that your extension will be done on time, on budget and free you from the moving costs and hassle to get that extra room.
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Your Garage and Unused Space?

When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. 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?

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. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.

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.  With growing families and requirements for workspaces or larger living spaces, it is very common that extra space within your home would be a superb addition.

Will a Garage Conversion Make my Property More Valuable?

A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Canvey-Island, 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.

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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Why Opt for a Garage Conversion in Canvey-Island?

Do you think that you are using your garage space for anything useful?

It could be that you have prime space for a quality garage conversion, that you are currently just using to store useless items. 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. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.

So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! By converting your garage in Canvey-Island, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.

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. 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.

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

  • Additional living area
  • Growing family
  • Cost-effective
  • Add value to your home
  • Tailored solution to meet your exact needs
  • Brighten up your home with more daylight access
  • Reduced need for indoor parking
  • Bigger cars may struggle to fit in standard 150 ft.² garages
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Quick option with minimum disruption and stress

Our Garage Conversion Services in Canvey-Island

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 Your quality garage conversion in Canvey-Island may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Canvey-Island workspace conversions

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Are you missing a corner of an office in your Canvey-Island home?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. 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 will be helping you with the whole package

Extra Bedroom Conversion in Canvey-Island

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Canvey-Island Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?

High-quality storage space conversion in Canvey-Island

One thing that many households need is 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. 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. Why not install a storage conversion in Canvey-Island to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

Canvey-Island quality kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Canvey-Island playroom. 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?

Living space conversion in Canvey-Island

Would you like to improve your living room in Canvey-Island? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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.

Canvey-Island planning permission and garage conversions

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). If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Canvey-Island.

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 Canvey-Island property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

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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. 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.

First-class garage conversion services in Canvey-Island

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

Workspace Conversion in Canvey-Island

Would you like a brand-new office space in your Canvey-Island home?

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 specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process

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 offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.

Canvey-Island high quality extra bedroom conversions

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Canvey-Island One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. 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 Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

Storage Space Conversion in Canvey-Island

One thing that many households need is 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. Our experts will ensure that in Canvey-Island your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Why not convert a kids playroom in Canvey-Island?

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Canvey-Island. 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 Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

Why not consider a living space conversion in Canvey-Island?

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. 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. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

Canvey-Island planning permission and garage conversions

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.

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Planning consent in Canvey-Island is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (pd). 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. Most properties in Canvey-Island 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. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. 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.

Garage conversions and building regulations in Canvey-Island

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. Sometimes when undertaking a complicated conversion, it is recommended to have complete structural plans drawn up before you begin.

By completing structural plans for more complex garage conversions, we can guarantee greater peace of mind as your plans will have been inspected by building control and ensuring that the conversion is carried out according to regulations. In addition to structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), electrical and plumbing are key areas the building control officer or authorised inspector can look at.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Canvey-Island

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

  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. 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. 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.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

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. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue 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

    By using masonry infill to match your new garage door and wall into the existing brickwork of the house, our specialists builders can successfully blend your conversion with the rest of the house 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. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.

  • Do I need to insulate the walls?

    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. 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. 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.

How can I insulate the roof?

By placing 270 mm of mineral wood with a pitched covering hundred millimetres between the joists and extra wall on top, we can easily remove a 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. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.

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Windows and doors

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. By operating regular units you can keep costs down Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires

The same is true of main house and garage openings To achieve a modern, open plan design, we would use a reinforced steel beam over a large area. Because an open plan designed garage conversion may involve more structural adjustments, it could be necessary for a structural engineer to lend his expertise. 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.

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. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.

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Will I need to install heating and electrics?

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.

It may be necessary to upgrade your devices to deal with the new electrical circuits and heating loops which could also potentially raise the total budget by £2000. An easy option for lighting are led downlights which can be easily fitted into the ceiling of the new garage conversion Our talented design team are committed to maximising floor space within your quality garage conversion, which is why we would suggest using slimline underfloor heating instead of radiators.

For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. Another main problem here is ventilation The issue of ventilation with regards to a bathroom or kitchen can be easily remedied by the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator stop

What can I expect to pay for a garage conversion in Canvey-Island?

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.

What exactly does this price include?

We undertake the following:

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

Free consultation to discuss your garage conversion

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Canvey-Island custom garage 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?

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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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