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.
Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. 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. These days most garages have been converted into rooms for storing unwanted rubbish.
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. Meanwhile we are struggling to find the space in our homes that we need
Our extensive industry experience has shown that a garage conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your property. 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 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.
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. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items.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. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Ringwood into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.
In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into your home. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.
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 Ringwood may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
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.
Why not expand your home in Ringwood? A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example 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?
More households need more room to store itself Our beautifully designed storage systems are certainly not run-of-the-mill and will revolutionise the way you store items in your house. 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.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Ringwood 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. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
Would you like to improve your living room in Ringwood? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house. If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Ringwood.
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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Ringwood to apply for formal approval.
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. 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. Your quality garage conversion in Ringwood may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. 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 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.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
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. 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 Ringwood, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Ringwood When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
In Ringwood your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book 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 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.
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
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Ringwood. 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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Ringwood to apply for formal approval.
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. The overall charge would be £500 and you would have to pay the design fees on top of that. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning application. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.
By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. Meticulous structural plans drawn up before you begin your garage conversion, can prove to be very useful later in the process.
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. Building control officers are also authorised to inspect ventilation, insulation, electricity, plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), and many other important elements of your new conversion.
To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. 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
Normally, the concrete floor within a garage can withstand any kind of general domestic use. However, to achieve sufficient thermal efficiency, it will need to be levelled (consider a self-levelling liquid screed), damp proofed with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc) and insulated. 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.
Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is watertight 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. 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. 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.
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 We can internally insulate attached or detached single skin garages by using stud walls with timbers to ensure minimum disruption. Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.
At loft level, the easiest way to remove the garage roof is to place 270 mm of mineral wood which should be adequate with a pitch covering 100 millimetres between the joists and the rest on top. 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.
A good way to prevent condensation from entering the flat roof of your conversion, is to place installation around the ceiling joists and ensure that there is a ventilation gap above. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (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. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution For the different varieties of door installations, we generally begin by inserting the desired lintels into a suitable hole.
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. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. 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.
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. Any escape window is required by law to have a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2, it should have a width and height of not less than 450 mm and should be installed in such a way that the bottom opens and creates an area that 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. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?
It is essential that we ensure that the drainage system and hot and cold water source are installed successfully if you are planning a kitchen or bathroom in your conversion. 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
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. Although conversion costs are difficult to estimate, £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion is an accepted market price.
Our professional team would undertake the following;
We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Ringwood custom garage 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?
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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