Garage Conversions in Manningtree, Essex


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Quality Garage Conversions in Manningtree

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. If you want to extend your home without building a completely new structure, then a garage conversion could be the perfect solution. Your garage may already have electricity, too. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. Typically only used to store vehicles and other items, a garage is generally a space that people don't even consider converting. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. 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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Most Garages Are Unused Spaces

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

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. The advancement of modern cars is greatly reducing the need for garage parking. It is highly likely that you are wasting the space of your garage by filling it with rubbish and other unwanted belongings.

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

Will My Home in Manningtree Be Worth More with a Garage Conversion?

If you wish to add up to 20% to your home’s value and gain additional valuable living space, why not consider one of our high quality garage conversions? 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. By converting just half of your double garage we can ensure that not only do you still have a space to park your car, but you also receive the benefits of an extended living space.

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Why Convert Your Garage in Manningtree?

Consider how well you are using your garage space.

It is less likely these days that there is ample space in your garage to store your vehicle which means that generally most garage spaces are being wasted. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. Family vehicles used to be stored in garages to protect them from the elements, due to routine galvanising and technological advances, this is no longer necessary.

Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Manningtree into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

The extra space is not the only advantage that a high quality garage conversion will add to your home, it will also greatly increase the amount of natural light in your living area. 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.

Here are some ways that a garage conversion will improve your property

  • 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

Manningtree Based Quality Garage Conversion Service

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

Converting your workspace in Manningtree

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Why not install a functional and elegant office space in your home?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. 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

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. 

Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions in Manningtree

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Manningtree A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Converting storage space in Manningtree

More households need more room to store itself Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. Our meticulous engineers can devise an orderly way to store all of your household items, essential documents, towels, etc. behind closed doors and in a way that will revolutionise the internal space in your home. Why not install a storage conversion in Manningtree to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

Manningtree quality kids playroom conversion

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Manningtree. When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. 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 Manningtree?

In Manningtree your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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

Manningtree 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 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.

It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Manningtree 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!

Manningtree based quality garage conversion service

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

Converting Your Workspace in Manningtree

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

Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. 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 are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Manningtree high quality extra bedroom conversions

Why not expand your home in Manningtree? 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. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

Storage Space Conversion in Manningtree

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. 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.

Manningtree kids playroom conversion

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Manningtree? When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. 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 Manningtree

Would you like to improve your living room in Manningtree? 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, and 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

Garage conversions and planning permission in Manningtree

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the 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. It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Manningtree may require formal permission.

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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. You would be required to submit a completed application if your project involves any major structural changes to the exterior of the property. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.

Converting your garage and building regulations in Manningtree

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. With more complex Manningtree garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.

Building control will look over your structural plans and will be able to confirm that there are within the building regulations, ensuring that the construction of your conversion also conforms to these 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.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Manningtree

To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.

The first step in a quality garage conversion is to strip back the main structure to see whether they could be any unforeseen issues such as at foundations or any problems with the walls. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process

  Evaluating the existing floor

Normally, the concrete floor within a garage can withstand any kind of general domestic use. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate 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.

What work will be necessary for my basement conversion?

It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight 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. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption

  • Changing 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. To grant you extra peace of mind we will carefully evaluate the foundations of the garage to decide if they need any extra modifications to deal with the additional load of the new conversion. Planning allows you to add windows or a glazed access door and bring more daylight into your new space, which can also help to reduce the load.

  • Wall insulation

    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. Even if you have an attached or detached single skin garage, we can easily internally insulate it with the use of stud walls and timbers which are wide enough to place adequate insulation and an air gap. 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.

Will it be necessary to insulate my 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. By insulating a roof at the rafter level, we can create a warm roof system in which we would also generally use rooflights.

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. It is often a concern that the conversion will decrease the height from floor-to-ceiling, however our innovative design techniques involve the use of slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate products which means that no height will be lost in the conversion process.

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

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. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating regular units. 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.

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. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Be aware of the possibility that if you have an integrated garage there may be restrictive agreements imposed by a developer which will have to be purchased before the conversion can take place.

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

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Installing heating and electrics

We can provide highly trained industry professionals who can self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations, to install any kind of heating and electrical system necessary. 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

It is wise to note that an upgrade of your boiler or consumer units could result in £2000 extra being added to the final cost. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

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

Quotes for garage conversions in Manningtree

We aim to complete every quality garage conversion to the highest standard possible whilst remaining within your budget, so why not request a site visit today from one of our expert designers? If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.

What works can be included in this estimate?

This price would include:

  • 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

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

If you are interested in a Manningtree custom garage conversion, why not contact our professional team today to enquire?

The best way to know if one of our high quality garage conversions is the right option for you is simply to give us a call on (020) 8987 8071 and allow us to talk you through the process or give you a free quote.

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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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