Garage Conversions in Lydd, Kent


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Lydd Quality Garage Conversions

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. 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. As most garages are already wired, you probably won't need any electrical work on your garage conversion. A garage conversion is a special single storey extension design that is designed as a complement to an existing structure. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. Our many years of industry experience mean that we are adept at completing conversions on time and on budget.
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The 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. Our team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

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

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. 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.  Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.

Do Garage Conversions Add Value to Your Home in Lydd?

Not only will you be able to add up to 20% to your home’s value by adding a quality garage conversion, you will also greatly increase your home’s interior space. 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 you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage.  The conversion of half of a double garage is ideal for those who wish to enjoy additional space in their homes interior, whilst still maintaining a place to park their car.

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Should You Consider a Lydd Garage Conversion?

Do you really use 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. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Lydd into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.

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 beautiful garage conversions can improve your home in a multitude of ways, including:

  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Growing family
  • Brighton the interior of your home with more daylight
  • Add value to your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Bigger vehicles may not fit in standard garages
  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Additional living space

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Lydd 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. Your quality garage conversion in Lydd may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Why not convert your workspace in Lydd?

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

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. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. 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. Whatever you require, we can help.

Extra Bedroom Conversion in Lydd

In Lydd many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home 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 Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?

Converting storage space in Lydd

It is very common that a household will require more storage space Our cutting-edge designers have been designing storage systems for years that can completely transform your house in a systematic and orderly way. 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 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.

Lydd kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Lydd playroom. 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 Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

Converting your living space in Lydd

Would you like to improve your living room in Lydd? Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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.

High-quality garage conversions in Lydd and planning permission

For many garage conversions especially integral or attached spaces most of the work is in-house (except the changing the front and installing one or two windows). This is likely to be called permitted development (PD) so the formal planning consent in Lydd would typically not be necessary. 

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 Lydd may require formal permission.

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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.

What does our garage conversion service in Lydd entail?

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

Lydd Workspace Conversions

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

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. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. 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. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.

Quality extra bedroom conversions in Lydd

Why not expand your home in Lydd? A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

High-Quality Storage Space Conversion in Lydd

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 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 Lydd?

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Lydd. You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

Lydd living space conversion

Is your Lydd living room a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers in your family? Our talented team of designers can personalise your living room for any kind of unique activity, for example we can install soundproof walls, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, or anything else you may need. 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?

Planning permission in Lydd and high quality 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

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If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Lydd. 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 Lydd to apply for formal approval.

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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. Listed building consents (if you reside in a listed house) and party wall agreements with any adjacent neighbours are among the other permits you may need to obtain.

Garage conversions and building regulations in Lydd

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to 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.

High-quality garage conversion key works and considerations in Lydd

The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.

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. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process

  Floor evaluation

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. 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?

The first thing when converting a basement is to ensure that the foundation will not let in water. 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. 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

    Our industry professionals would generally suggest a masonry infill completed and bonded into the existing brickwork as a dependable option to replace the main garage door. It is very important that the foundations of your garage can withstand the extra weight of the conversion, we will assess this thoroughly during the design stage. A cost-effective and attractive way to lighten the load placed on the foundations by the conversion, is to add extra windows or a glazed access door.

  • Do I need to 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. 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.

Insulating your roof

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. 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.

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. 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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Doors and windows

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. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating regular units. Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched 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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. Developers may impose a restrictive agreement on integrated garages to be purchased prior to conversion.

It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must 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.

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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. It is possible that the new heating loops and electrical circuits required for the conversion may place extra load on your consumer unit and boiler

It is wise to note that an upgrade of your boiler or consumer units could result in £2000 extra being added to the final cost. For a new ceiling structure in a quality garage conversion we would suggest the use of led downlights to illuminate the room effectively. Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?

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 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.

What can I expect to pay for a garage conversion in Lydd?

Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.

For this budget what work can I expect?

We undertake the following:

  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling when necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • 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 boards
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Dick footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor

Contact Us for a Free Garage Conversion consultation in Lydd

If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Lydd, our expert consultants will be here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance.

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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