Garage Conversions in Walton-On-The-Naze, Essex


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Walton-On-The-Naze Garage Conversions

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. Because a garage is a pre-existing structure, a conversion can be much cheaper than an extension, which would involve building something completely new. 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. A garage conversion is a special single storey extension design that is designed as a complement to an existing structure. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. 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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Your Garage and Unused Space?

When most people consider extending their home in some way, they don’t consider that the garage could be the best way to do this. Our team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. Advancements in car building and technology mean that it is no longer required to store your car inside the garage. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

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 a Garage Conversion Increase my House Value?

A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Walton-On-The-Naze, while gaining valuable extra living space that is less prone to complications planning. So if the project cost is less than the added value to your land, this works out as a cost-effective way to add more rooms.

If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage.  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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Do You Need a High-Quality Garage Conversion?

Do you really use 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. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. It is no longer the case due to the galvanisation of modern cars that they need to be protected from the elements by being stored in a garage.

By parking outside of the garage you will free up the internal space for one of our beautiful garage conversions. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Walton-On-The-Naze into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.

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

Generally old garages are used for,

  • Greatly increasing the value of your home
  • A perfectly tailored option to suit your needs
  • Reduction of household unwanted items
  • Can be undertaken with minimum disruption
  • Growing family
  • Expansion of living space
  • Less likely to need to relocate
  • Cost-effective
  • A 150 ft.² garage may not be big enough to fit your vehicle
  • You may not wish to park your car inside a garage
  • Increased daylight entering the house

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Walton-On-The-Naze Entail?

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

Walton-On-The-Naze workspace conversions

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

Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

We consistently deliver high quality garage conversions because we take the time to understand exactly what you require with regards to lighting, colours, and much more. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.

Extra Bedroom Conversion in Walton-On-The-Naze

In Walton-On-The-Naze many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Walton-On-The-Naze storage space conversion

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. 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 Walton-On-The-Naze to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

Walton-On-The-Naze quality kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Walton-On-The-Naze Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. 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 Walton-On-The-Naze

Would you like to improve your living room in Walton-On-The-Naze? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? 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

High-quality garage conversions in Walton-On-The-Naze 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). 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). It could be possible that your Walton-On-The-Naze property requires formal permission to change the designated 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. 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.

First-class garage conversion services in Walton-On-The-Naze

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 Walton-On-The-Naze 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 Walton-On-The-Naze

Would you like a stylish new office space?

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

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. Whatever you require, we can help.

Walton-On-The-Naze extra bedroom conversions

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. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example 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?

Walton-On-The-Naze 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 fulfil varying needs in coming years. Our structured storage spaces allow you to store all of your essential documents, and other household items in a controlled and orderly way. Why not install a storage conversion in Walton-On-The-Naze to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Why not convert a kids playroom in Walton-On-The-Naze?

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Walton-On-The-Naze? 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. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

Walton-On-The-Naze living space conversion

Would you like to improve your living room in Walton-On-The-Naze? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our skilled team of builders and tradespeople are proficient in designing and completing incredible garage conversions that will excite you and greatly increase the value of your home.

Walton-On-The-Naze 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).

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Planning consent in Walton-On-The-Naze 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. It could be possible that your Walton-On-The-Naze property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

It is possible that your pd rights may be revoked, however it is still possible for you to ask for approval from householder planning by putting together any design sketches and approaching them for the requisite permissions. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. 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 Walton-On-The-Naze

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. When beginning complex Walton-On-The-Naze garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.

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. 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.

High-quality garage conversion key works and considerations in Walton-On-The-Naze

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.

There are sometimes unforeseen problems at the beginning of a conversion such as patchy foundations or issues with internal walls, this is difficult to assess until the main structure has been stripped back, which is the first task for our team. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Floor evaluation

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. 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.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight As a basement is generally low in a property, it is very important to build it up to ensure that your new conversion is not affected by groundwater. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.

  • Changing 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. 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. 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.

  • High-quality 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 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.

How do you insulate roofs?

It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.

Sometimes it can prove difficult to prevent condensation from entering a flat roof however our competent builders can ensure this will not happen by placing rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.

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Windows and doors

It is very important when selecting doors and windows that you ensure they meet the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w, m2k for windows, 1.84 doors), provide sufficient ventilation, meet safety regulations, and suit your decor. 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 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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some 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.

Our meticulous attention to detail means that we will be very careful that any habitable room which does not have an exit point will have an escape window. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.

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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. Our highly trained professionals can advise you as to how much additional load your consumer unit and boiler may need to deal with due to the heating loops and new electrical circuits installed in the new space.

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.

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 To avoid any buildup of humidity in a bathroom or kitchen within your conversion, our specialist builders would advocate the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator.

How much does a garage conversion cost in Walton-On-The-Naze?

Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.

What work can I expect to be included in the price?

Our professional team would 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

Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you through the conversion process in Walton-On-The-Naze.

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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