When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. Our expert team of industry professionals would highly recommend a garage conversion as a cost-effective and simple way to improve your home for yourself and your family.
Our living spaces have grown progressively smaller over recent years therefore it can often be a waste of space to be keeping a car in a garage. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now not necessary to keep the car inside a garage. 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.
We have seen that within Fordingbridge, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. 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.
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. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.
It is highly likely that your garage space is simply being wasted when it could be turned into a valuable addition to your living space. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.
By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Fordingbridge 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. 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.
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 Depending on the conversion in Fordingbridge you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
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. 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
We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. Whatever you require, we can help.
Why not expand your home in Fordingbridge? 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. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
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 detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Fordingbridge playroom. When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. 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?
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? Whatever you may want to use your new living room for, we can provide those unique touches to allow you to engage in your favourite activities, for example if you love to read we can install wall-to-wall bookshelves. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
Unless your garage conversion requires window installation or the changing of the front of the garage, we can perform the majority of the work in-house 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.
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. In Fordingbridge you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a 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. 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!
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. If your first-class Fordingbridge garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. We will be helping you with the whole package
Why not expand your home in Fordingbridge? 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 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?
It is very common that a household will require more storage space Our beautifully designed storage systems are certainly not run-of-the-mill and will revolutionise the way you store items in your house. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. Our detail oriented approach means that your new storage space will allow you to store all of your family’s items in a tidy and efficient manner.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Fordingbridge? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
Would you like to improve your living room in Fordingbridge? Are there bookworms or movie lovers 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 high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.
Unless your garage conversion requires window installation or the changing of the front of the garage, we can perform the majority of the work in-house
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. 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. Most properties in Fordingbridge will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.
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. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.
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. By inspecting the key areas of the conversion construction a building control officer or authorised inspector can provide additional assurance that key areas such as ventilation, insulation and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), are all built to conform with the building regulations.
The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. The majority of the building work to complete the conversion, will be carried out inside the pre-existing garage.
Our dedicated team of engineers don’t want any nasty surprises during the construction project which is why we begin every garage conversion by stripping the main structure to ensure that there are strong foundations and walls. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion
It is highly likely that the existing floor in your garage is solid enough for any of the conversion requirements. 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.
To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it Basements can be affected by rising groundwater therefore it is very important to ensure that your basement is built up to the maximum height of the area. In a normal drainage system moisture or flowing water passes behind the cone, this is why our meticulous builders will install a cavity drain membrane system. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.
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.
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. Attached or detached single skin garages may be insulated internally, typically by erecting stud walls with timbers that are wide enough to accommodate ample insulation (plus an air gap). Don’t worry about losing any precious floor space by insulating your walls as our skilled team can blow insulation into the gap in your existing cavity walls.
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. Not only can we install a warm roof system into your quality conversion, we can also include multiple rooflights which greatly increase the 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. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products
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. If you are interested in keeping costs down, you can try to operate on 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.
The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. A reinforcing steel beam may be required for larger spans allowing for a more open plan feel. One of our specialist structural engineers may need to make the calculations for this kind of design. Our detail oriented approach means that we will check if any developer has imposed a restrictive agreement on your integrated garage which we will need to purchase prior to the conversion taking place.
It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must have an escape window. This must have a width and height of not less than 450 mm, a transparent openable area of at least 0.33 mm2 and should be located in such a way that the bottom of the openable area is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage.
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. 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.
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 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.
Understandably as garages and conversions come in so many different sizes and designs, we prefer to deliver quotes based on each unique person’s requirements. However our industry experience means that we can estimate that a simple garage conversion will work out to be roughly £15 to 25k plus vat.
We undertake the following:
Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you through the conversion process in Fordingbridge.
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?
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
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.
By ensuring that the exterior of the garage remains untouched, you can avoid these restrictions.
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.
Yes, we are comprehensively insured
All of our high quality garage conversions are covered with a 15 year company guarantee.
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