Garage Conversions in Loughton, Essex


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Quality Garage Conversions in Loughton

If you wish to expand the living space in your front room, a garage conversion is a cost-effective way to do that. When building an extension to your home, you generally have to lay foundations and build new walls; this is not the case with a garage extension meaning that it can be a much better option. If your garage already has lights and possibly an electric door, there could be no need for any kind of electrical rewiring for your new garage conversion. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. 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. Elite builders London can be relied upon to convert your garage from a storage area into a wonderful space that will add value 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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The Garage, and Unused Space

By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.

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

Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.

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. Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.

Will the Addition of a Garage Conversion Add Value to my Property?

We have seen that within Loughton, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. By performing extensive calculations, our expert team will ensure that your garage conversion works out as the most cost-effective way to add additional rooms to your property.

Plus if you have a double garage, only half the space could be converted. Our team of expert engineers could also perform a garage conversion on half of your garage if you have a double on your property. The conversion of half of a double garage is ideal for those who wish to enjoy additional space in their homes interior, whilst still maintaining a place to park their car.

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Should You Consider a Loughton Garage Conversion?

Do you really use your garage space for anything useful?

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our high quality garage conversions in Loughton are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.

If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. 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.

Our beautiful garage conversions can improve your home in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Growing family
  • Brighton the interior of your home with more daylight
  • Add value to your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Bigger vehicles may not fit in standard garages
  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Additional living space

Our Garage Conversion Services in Loughton

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 Loughton you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Quality workspace conversions in Loughton

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

Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Loughton

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. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Storage space conversion in Loughton

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. 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 Loughton to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

Loughton kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Loughton 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. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?

Living space conversion in Loughton

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind

Converting your garage and planning permission in Loughton

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house. As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Loughton.

It is highly recommended to check your house deeds to see if your house is subject to any restrictive covenants which only allow your garage to be used as a parking area because if that is the case they will need to be discharged. Most properties in Loughton will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.

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Don’t worry that you will not be able to follow a scheme if your PD rights have been revoked, we are on hand to help you put together well thought out sketches to ask for appropriate permission from householder planning. 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.

Our garage conversion services in Loughton

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 Elite builders London have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to acquire any kind of council consents that you may need to complete your garage conversion.

Converting Your Workspace in Loughton

Are you missing a corner of an office in your Loughton home?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! 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 will be helping you with the whole package

Convert an extra bedroom in Loughton

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Loughton A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

Storage Space Conversion in Loughton

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. In Loughton, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.

Quality kids playroom conversion in Loughton

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Loughton? The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. 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!

High quality living space conversion in Loughton

Are you getting bored of your living space? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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. Why not contact our dedicated team of renovation specialists and allow us to show you how we can bring your perfect living room conversion to life?

High quality garage conversions in Loughton and planning permission

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).

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If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Loughton. 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). It could be possible that your Loughton property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

Even if pd rights have been revoked, you will still be able to follow a scheme however you would need to put together appropriate sketches and ask for approval from householder planning. There would be a charge of £500, plus design fees. 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 If you have adjacent neighbours or you reside in a listed building it could be that you will require listed building consents or party wall agreements to undertake a conversion.

High-quality garage conversions and building regulations in Loughton

Building regulations help to ensure within the industry that projects are undertaken and completed to the highest standards, your garage conversion would therefore be subject to these. 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. It is highly recommendable that a building control officer or inspector looks at your garage conversion because they can give advice regarding a large number of issues such as damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, structural protection and many more.

Garage conversion key works and considerations in Loughton

Our dedicated team of expert engineers will ensure that the walls and roof of your garage are sound and watertight before the conversion work will begin. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.

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. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion

One floor slab

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. 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. Garage floors appear to be lower than those in the main house so all of this can be integrated and a step free barrier between the two areas can still be reached.

Builders working in the basement conversion

To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it Our quality basement conversions include increasing the height of the basement to cope with groundwater levels. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.

  • Infilling the door

    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. 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. 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.

  • Insulating 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. If your building has cavity walls, then we will not require stud walls to be built, we can simply blow insulation into the gap which means that all of the internal space is retained.

Insulating your roof

It is quite straightforward to remove the garage roof at loft level enabling our specialist team to place 217 mm of mineral words with a pitched covering, hundred millimetres between the joists and the rest on top to successfully insulate the roof. 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.

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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Windows and doors for your conversion

The fenestration you choose will have to hit the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors), meet your safety standards, provide sufficient ventilation, and suit your home style. By operating regular units you can keep costs down 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. 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. Because an open plan designed garage conversion may involve more structural adjustments, it could be necessary for a structural engineer to lend his expertise. 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.

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

We would always suggest employing trained professionals to install any kind of heating and electrics infrastructure and to require them to self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units and boiler

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 An easy option for lighting are led downlights which can be easily fitted into the ceiling of the new garage conversion A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom, the hot and cold water sources as well as drainage would need to be accounted for. One possible problem here could be 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 Loughton

Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. 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;

  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling when necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • 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
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Dick footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor

Why not contact our Loughton team today for a free garage conversion consultation?

Our team of highly skilled industry professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have with regards to the transformation of your garage into a quality conversion.

We are on hand to support you through the conversion process and also to give you a free quote if you would like, so why not contact us on (020) 8987 8071?

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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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