Garage Conversions in Herne-Bay, Kent


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Quality Garage Conversions in Herne-Bay

Converting your garage is a relatively low-cost way to expand your living room When building an extension to your home, you generally have to lay foundations and build new walls; this is not the case with a garage extension meaning that it can be a much better option. 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. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. We guarantee that your extension will be done on time, on budget and free you from the moving costs and hassle to get that extra room.
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How Do You Use Your Garage?

Although your garage may be being used as a storage area, it could be the perfect option to provide you with additional living space. 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.

You must ask yourself, am I putting my garage to good use?

Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. Advancements in car building and technology mean that it is no longer required to store your car inside the garage. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. By not using this precious garage space, we are struggling with a smaller living space that could easily be enlarged.

Will My Home in Herne-Bay Be Worth More with a Garage Conversion?

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? 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

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. By converting just half of your double garage we can ensure that not only do you still have a space to park your car, but you also receive the benefits of an extended living space.

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Why Convert Your Garage in Herne-Bay?

Is your garage space being used wisely?

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. These days garages seem to get packed with discarded exercise equipment, outdated toys and worthless memorabilia that will take more time to throw away then it is really worth. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather 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. By converting your garage in Herne-Bay, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.

Our well designed garage conversions can also greatly increase the natural light within your home. 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.

Generally old garages are used for,

  • Reduced need for indoor parking
  • We can tailor the perfect conversion to suit your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Quick option with minimum disruption and stress
  • Can be undertaken without planning permission
  • Increasing the value of your property
  • Large nuclear family
  • Cost-effective
  • Difficult to fit a big vehicle in a 150 ft.² garage
  • Reducing storage space for unwanted items

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Herne-Bay Entail?

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 If your first-class Herne-Bay garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

Converting your workspace in Herne-Bay

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Why not install a functional and elegant office space in your home?

Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications. 

Herne-Bay High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

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. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

High-quality storage space conversion in Herne-Bay

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 Herne-Bay your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Quality kids playroom conversion in Herne-Bay

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Herne-Bay? Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. 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.

Why not consider a living space conversion in Herne-Bay?

Is your Herne-Bay living room a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind

Planning permission in Herne-Bay and high quality garage conversions

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. Planning consent in Herne-Bay is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (PD).

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). In Herne-Bay you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage. 

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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. 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 Herne-Bay entail?

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.

Converting Your Workspace in Herne-Bay

Are you missing a corner of an office in your Herne-Bay home?

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. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

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 to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.

Herne-Bay high quality extra bedroom conversions

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. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

Storage Space Conversion in Herne-Bay

More households need more room to store itself 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. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. Why not install a storage conversion in Herne-Bay to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Kids playroom conversion in Herne-Bay

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Herne-Bay? Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. 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!

High quality living space conversion in Herne-Bay

Is your Herne-Bay living room a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book 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, and anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. 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 Herne-Bay

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.

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This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Herne-Bay would typically 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 Herne-Bay will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.

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. 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. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.

High-quality garage conversions and building regulations in Herne-Bay

As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then be subject to the building regulations When beginning complex Herne-Bay garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.

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. 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.

Herne-Bay garage conversion key works and considerations

The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. 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. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion

  Floor evaluation

Normally, the concrete floor within a garage can withstand any kind of general domestic use. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. 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.

How can we convert your basement?

It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.

  • Installing and infilling a new door

    For a high quality garage conversion, we would generally replace the main garage door with brickwork that matches the rest of the house. Our careful attention to detail during the design stage will allow us to assess whether the existing foundations need any modification to withstand 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.

  • Why should I insulate the walls?

    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. 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. Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.

How can I insulate the roof?

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. There is also the possibility of warm roof systems, which are insulated at the rafter level, which may allow the use of rooflights to add more natural daylight.

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. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

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. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.

The main house and garage openings can also be installed using the same method. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Our wealth of experience in producing high quality conversions means that we understand that a developer may impose restrictive agreements prior to your conversion if you have an integrated garage, so we are on hand to help with this.

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. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.

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Heating and electrics

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. Providing heating and lights in your quality new conversion may result in some additional load being placed on your consumer unit and boiler

It may be necessary to upgrade your devices to deal with the new electrical circuits and heating loops which could also potentially raise the total budget by £2000. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom, the hot and cold water sources as well as drainage would need to be accounted for. One possible problem here could be ventilation The addition of a bathroom or kitchen to your conversion may mean that you also need to install a powerful extractor ventilator so that there will be no humidity buildup

What can I expect to pay for a garage conversion in Herne-Bay?

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.

For this budget what work can I expect?

We would include;

  • Submits building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Dig footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window board
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit polythene radon, damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit new insulated door
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee

Free consultation to discuss your garage conversion

Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you through the conversion process in Herne-Bay.

If you would like a free quote for your custom garage conversion, call us on (020) 8987 8071.

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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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