Garage Conversions in Southborough, Kent


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Why not Convert Your Garage in Southborough?

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. Garage conversions are so cost-effective because, unlike an extension, you don't have to lay any new foundations or construct any new walls. If your garage already has lights and possibly an electric door, there could be no need for any kind of electrical rewiring for your new garage conversion. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. Our trusted and professional team of builders will be happy to design and execute a beautiful and unique garage conversion.  We will not waste either time or money when converting your garage into a beautiful living space.
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The Garage, and Unused Space

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 team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now not necessary to keep the car inside a garage. These days most garages have been converted into rooms for storing unwanted rubbish.

Most people’s garage space contains items that they stored many years ago and have never found the time or motivation to remove. Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.

Will a Garage Conversion Make my Property More Valuable?

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? 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.

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. 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.

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Why Opt for a Garage Conversion in Southborough?

Do you really use your garage space for anything useful?

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Southborough into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

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

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 Southborough?

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 Southborough to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Workspace conversion in Southborough

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

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. 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.

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Southborough

Why not expand your home in Southborough? One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

High-quality storage space conversion in Southborough

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. 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 Southborough, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your family’s items are safely and securely stored.

Southborough quality kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Southborough playroom. When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. 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 Southborough?

Would you like to improve your living room in Southborough? 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?

Southborough planning permission and garage conversions

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). Planning consent in Southborough 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). By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Southborough to apply for formal approval.

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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. 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.

First-class garage conversion services in Southborough

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. Depending on the conversion in Southborough you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

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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. 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.

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, we can help.

Southborough extra bedroom conversions

Why not expand your home in Southborough? One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped 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. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

Southborough Storage Space Conversion

One thing that many households need is 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. Why not install a storage conversion in Southborough to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Southborough kids playroom conversion

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Southborough. You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

High quality living space conversion in Southborough

Are you getting bored of your living space? 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?

Garage conversions and planning permission in Southborough

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house.

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This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Southborough would typically not be necessary. It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. Most properties in Southborough will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the 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. If you want to drastically alter the exterior appearance, such as making major changes to the windows, using new materials, or incorporating an extension, a complete application would also be required Depending upon the property where you wish to carry out the conversion, we may need to apply for various permits, for example if you reside in a listed building, or you have adjacent neighbours.

Garage conversions and building regulations in Southborough

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. With more complex Southborough garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.

Building control will look over your structural plans and will be able to confirm that there are within the building regulations, ensuring that the construction of your conversion also conforms to these regulations. In addition to structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), electrical and plumbing are key areas the building control officer or authorised inspector can look at.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Southborough

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.

There are sometimes unforeseen problems at the beginning of a conversion such as patchy foundations or issues with internal walls, this is difficult to assess until the main structure has been stripped back, which is the first task for our team. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process

  Inspecting the floor for any improvements

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. Our expert team of engineers are highly adept at insulating garage floors in a way that will simply place them on the same level as the floors of the main house.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels 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.

  • Infilling 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. To grant you extra peace of mind we will carefully evaluate the foundations of the garage to decide if they need any extra modifications to deal with the additional load of the new conversion. 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.

  • Insulating the walls

    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. 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.

Will it be necessary to insulate my 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. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.

Sometimes it can prove difficult to prevent condensation from entering a flat roof however our competent builders can ensure this will not happen by placing rigid insulation between and under 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.

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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. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires

This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. 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. 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. An escape window must have an openable area that is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage, a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2 and should also have a width and height of not less than 450 mm.

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Heating and electrics

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. 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 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. An easy option for lighting are led downlights which can be easily fitted into the ceiling of the new garage conversion A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

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. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion 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.

How much does a garage conversion cost in Southborough?

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.

For this budget what work can I expect?

The following would be included in the price:

  • 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

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 Southborough.

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?

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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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