By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. 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. The advancement of modern cars is greatly reducing the need for garage parking. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.
Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. 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. By building one of our superior garage conversions, you are not only adding value to your home but also improving your living space in an extremely cost-effective way
Plus if you have a double garage, only half the space could be converted. Our team of expert engineers could also perform a garage conversion on half of your garage if you have a double on your property. 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. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. 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.
If you can park on the street or anywhere outside of your garage, you will be able to utilise this valuable space within the garage. Our high quality garage conversions in Wickham are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.
Our well designed garage conversions can also greatly increase the natural light within your home. 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!
Our dedicated and reliable team can take charge of any works that need to be done such as insulation or roof leak fixing, before your garage conversion is completed. Elite builders London have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to acquire any kind of council consents that you may need to complete your garage conversion.
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 ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
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 Wickham? 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. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.
It is very common that a household will require more storage space 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 experts will ensure that in Wickham your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Wickham? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment If you would like to discuss with our innovative design team the possibility of converting your garage into a beautiful children’s playroom, contact our friendly team today.
Are you getting bored of your living space? 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 high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.
For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. Planning consent in Wickham 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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Wickham may require formal permission.
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. 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.
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. Any council consents that you may require in Wickham 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. 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.
We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! We will be helping you with the whole package
In Wickham 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. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. 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!
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. 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. Why not install a storage conversion in Wickham to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Wickham? 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. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there bookworms or movie lovers 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. Why not contact our dedicated team of renovation specialists and allow us to show you how we can bring your perfect living room conversion to life?
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 Wickham. 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 Wickham 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. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning application. 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.
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. 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.
To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work inside the existing garage.
The first task will be to strip the main structure, at which stage you get the clearest view of what’s in store yet including why you’re most likely to find unforeseen problems (such as patchy foundations or secret issues in the walls) that could add to costs. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process
The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular domestic use. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate it. The floors of the main house are probably higher than those of your garage, which means that we can achieve full insulation of the garage floor and the result will simply raise the floor to meet the floor of the main house, producing a step free barrier.
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.
Clients generally would like the existing garage door to match the rest of the house, so this could be achieved using masonry infill so that the wall matches 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.
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. We can internally insulate attached or detached single skin garages by using stud walls with timbers to ensure minimum disruption. 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.
If it is necessary to remove the garage roof at loft level then 270 mm of mineral wood should be used with a pitched covering, 100 millimetres between the joists and then place 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.
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. It is very important to maintain the original height of the room that is being converted, and we achieve this by using the latest in slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.
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. If you are interested in keeping costs down, you can try to operate on regular units. For the different varieties of door installations, we generally begin by inserting the desired lintels into a suitable hole.
The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. By using, for example, a reinforced steel beam, our innovative team can help make your garage conversion feel more open plan. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. However if you have an integrated garage it is possible that a developer may decide that there are restrictive agreements which must be addressed prior to you beginning your conversion.
We will always fit an escape window into any habitable room that doesn’t have an exit to ensure that all building and safety regulations are being met. 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. Your consumer unit and boiler may have to deal with an additional load due to the addition of new electrical circuits and heating loops in the conversion.
It is possible that we may need to update these devices to handle the extra load and depending on their make, this could cost up to £2000. 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 Our talented design team are committed to maximising floor space within your quality garage conversion, which is why we would suggest using slimline underfloor heating instead of radiators.
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion 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.
Each garage conversion is a different size and design so without visiting the property and going through the design in detail, it is difficult to provide an accurate quotation. If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.
This price would include:
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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