Garage Conversions in Ashford, Kent


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Quality Garage Conversions in Ashford

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. If you want to extend your home without building a completely new structure, then a garage conversion could be the perfect solution. 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. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. 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. Our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction, means that not only will your garage conversion be completed on budget and on time, but also to the highest specifications.
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Your Garage and Unused Space?

By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.

We ask you to consider exactly what you are using your garage for day-to-day.

Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. 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. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.

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. With growing families and requirements for workspaces or larger living spaces, it is very common that extra space within your home would be a superb addition.

Will a Garage Conversion Increase my House Value?

A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Ashford, while gaining valuable extra living space that is less prone to complications planning. By performing extensive calculations, our expert team will ensure that your garage conversion works out as the most cost-effective way to add additional rooms to your property.

If your property boasts a double garage we could do a superb conversion on only half the space. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.

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Why Not Consider a Quality Garage Conversion in Ashford?

Do you think that you are using your garage space for anything useful?

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. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.

So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! By converting your garage in Ashford, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.

By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. 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,

  • Additional living area
  • Growing family
  • Cost-effective
  • Add value to your home
  • Tailored solution to meet your exact needs
  • Brighten up your home with more daylight access
  • Reduced need for indoor parking
  • Bigger cars may struggle to fit in standard 150 ft.² garages
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Quick option with minimum disruption and stress

Why not Convert Your Garage with our High-Quality Service in Ashford?

No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, ETEC our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. Any council consents that you may require in Ashford to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Workspace conversion in Ashford

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Are you missing a corner of an office in your Ashford home?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways.  Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

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 to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Ashford

Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

High-quality storage space conversion in Ashford

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 fulfill varying needs in coming years. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items 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 convert a kids playroom in Ashford?

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Ashford The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. 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!

Why not consider a living space conversion in Ashford?

Is your Ashford living room a little boring? 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind

Ashford planning permission and garage conversions

With the exception of changing the front of the garage or the installation of Windows, the majority of work required for a garage conversion is conducted in-house As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Ashford.

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. In Ashford you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage. 

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By putting together any design sketches and asking for approval from householder planning, you will still be able to convert your garage even if your PD rights have been revoked. It is a wonderful addition to any home to convert a garage which has an adjoining room, mainly because the lightness and airiness of the adjoining room is greatly increased.

What does our garage conversion service in Ashford 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, etc. If your first-class Ashford garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

Why Not Convert Your Workspace in Ashford?

Would you like a brand-new office space in your Ashford home?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! 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.

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 are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Ashford high quality extra bedroom conversions

Why not expand your home in Ashford? 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. 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!

Storage Space Conversion in Ashford

With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires 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. Our meticulous engineers can devise an orderly way to store all of your household items, essential documents, towels, etc behind closed doors and in a way that will revolutionise the internal space in your home. Our experts will ensure that in Ashford your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Why not convert a kids playroom in Ashford?

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Ashford? 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. 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.

Converting your living space in Ashford

In Ashford your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there other people who love to read or watch films in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? 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?

Converting your garage and planning permission in Ashford

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

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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 Ashford property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your 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. 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. 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 in Ashford and garage conversions

By changing the use of your garage, our skilled engineers will then need to ensure that the conversion is within the building regulations. When beginning complex Ashford garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.

As long as the conversion is built according to the approved schematics of your structural plans, you can rest assured that the conversion is conforming to building 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.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Ashford

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.

The first step in a quality garage conversion is to strip back the main structure to see whether they could be any unforeseen issues such as at foundations or any problems with the walls. To guarantee a high quality conversion, our team will be carrying out work such as this.

  Floor evaluation

The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular 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. 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.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

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. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.

  • Changing the door

    For a high quality garage conversion, we would generally replace the main garage door with brickwork that matches the rest of the house. Garage conversions can create additional loads to be supported by the foundations of the building, this will be carefully assessed during the design stage to ensure that your garage foundations can withstand it. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.

  • Wall insulation

    Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. 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. 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.

Insulating your roof

It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the 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.

Condensation can be highly detrimental to the building structure, therefore flat roofs will require rigid insulation between the ceiling joists and under them with a ventilation gap above. 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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Which doors and windows would you suggest?

It is very important within a domestic property that the fenestration not only suits the overall style of the home but that it also conforms with the full unit u values of 1.6 w, m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors and meet your safety standards. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating 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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. 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.

It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must have an escape window. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.

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  High-quality heating and electrics installation

We can provide highly trained industry professionals who can self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations, to install any kind of heating and electrical system necessary. Providing heating and lights in your quality new conversion may result in some additional load being placed on your consumer unit and boiler

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. Effective led downlights are a good choice for lighting, as they can easily be built into the new ceiling structure 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 Opening windows, fitted with trickle vents, will be sufficient in most cases but if you incorporate a bathroom or kitchen, you will need a powerful enough extractor ventilator to manage the buildup of humidity.

Quotes for garage conversions in Ashford

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.

What works can be included in this estimate?

Our professional team would undertake the following;

  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade is to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Jet wash drive
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceilings were necessary
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Gain final building certificate

Ashford free garage conversion consultation

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Ashford custom garage conversion.

The best way to know if one of our high quality garage conversions is the right option for you is simply to give us a call on (020) 8987 8071 and allow us to talk you through the process or give you a free quote.

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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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