Garages are often not considered when people undertake extensions to their properties but garages can be the ideal choice to provide additional living space. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.
Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. Some years ago it was advisable to keep your car inside a garage. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. It is highly likely that you are wasting the space of your garage by filling it with rubbish and other unwanted belongings.
Most households have stored their garages, exercise equipment, toys, or memorabilia, and very often it will take some time to dispose of these things, so they appear to remain in garages for years or even decades. As we generally need living space more than we need storage space, we are often overlooking a very cost-effective and simple way to enlarge our home.
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? It can be extremely cost-effective to extend your home using one of our high quality garage conversions
If your property boasts a double garage we could do a superb conversion on only half the space. The conversion of half of a double garage ensures that you are not only extending your living space, you are also maintaining storage space within the garage.
Large family vehicles and reduced living space means that more and more garages are being wasted in terms of the additional space they could provide for your home. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items.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.
Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. Converting a garage in location XXL can be one of the most cost-effective ways to add space to your home and can also add additional value as well the value of the garage conversion would increase in tandem with the house price.
If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. 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.
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. Any council consents that you may require in Hedge-End to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.
With the increasing rise of remote workers, converting your garage into a stylish home office space could be the perfect solution for you to enjoy working from home. 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
We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! Whatever you require, we can help.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea 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. 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 structured storage spaces allow you to store all of your essential documents, and other household items in a controlled and orderly 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.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Hedge-End? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages 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?
Is your Hedge-End living room a little boring? 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 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 As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Hedge-End.
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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Hedge-End may require formal permission.
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 asked for approval from householder planning stop 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.
No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. If your first-class Hedge-End garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
With the increasing rise of remote workers, converting your garage into a stylish home office space could be the perfect solution for you to enjoy working from home. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Our specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process
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.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Hedge-End One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Or 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. 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 experts will ensure that in Hedge-End your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Hedge-End playroom. 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.
Would you like to improve your living room in Hedge-End? 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house.
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Hedge-End. 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 Hedge-End you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage.
Our competent construction team may need to assist you in asking for approval from householder planning if by any chance your pd rights have been revoked. There would be a charge of £500, plus 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. 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.
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. When beginning complex Hedge-End garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.
Once we have completed detailed structural plans, our reliable team will pass them to building control to be inspected who will then make sure that your conversion conforms to all the 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 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.
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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion
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. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. When insulating the garage floor, our sophisticated construction techniques will generally result in a slightly higher garage floor that can be integrated with the floor of the main house.
You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. Our professional building team will ensure that your basement has been raised to the maximum area height in order to successfully cope with groundwater levels. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our specialised team of builders will ensure that your basement has a regulated drainage system. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.
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 The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. Not only will increased windows or patio doors in your conversion increase the light that can enter, it will also lighten the load placed upon the garage foundations.
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.
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. Why not discuss a warm roof system with our expert design team and allow them to also include rooflights which can add extra daylight to the interior of the conversion.
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. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.
Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will assist you in choosing the perfect windows that not only hit the appropriate u values but that also meet your safety standards, suit the style of your home and provide sufficient ventilation. 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 opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. To achieve a modern, open plan design, we would use a reinforced steel beam over a large area. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. 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.
It is possible that within the conversion there will be a habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door or directly secured path outside, we will ensure that there is an escape window as per building regulations. 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.
The best way to get this infrastructure in place is by recruiting trained professionals 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
This could potentially add up to £2000 to the total project budget if these devices require updating. We will also of course help you to design a lighting concept in your new conversion and many times will suggest led downlights as they can be integrated easily into the new ceiling It will be very straightforward for a plumber to install a radiator in the new conversion however to maximise the interior space we would also suggest the installation of slimline underfloor heating
For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it 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
Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.
The following would be included in the price:
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.
If you would like a free quote for your custom garage conversion, call 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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