When most people consider extending their home in some way, they don’t consider that the garage could be the best way to do this. A high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.
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. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.
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.
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. By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.
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.
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. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. Family vehicles used to be stored in garages to protect them from the elements, due to routine galvanising and technological advances, this is no longer necessary.
Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. By converting your garage in Bermondsey, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.
In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into 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!
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 Bermondsey garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. We will be helping you with the whole package
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. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
It is very common that a household will require more storage space 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. We can design a unique storage system that will allow you to store everything from essential documents to sports gear in an orderly and controlled way. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Bermondsey? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages 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.
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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. Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house. This is likely to be called permitted development (PD) so the formal planning consent in Bermondsey would typically not be necessary.
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. Most properties in Bermondsey 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. 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!
No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. Depending on the conversion in Bermondsey you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Why not contact our expert engineering team today to get more information on the elite builders London process to convert your garage into a unique and beautiful space
We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. We will be helping you with the whole package
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?
It is very common that a household will require more storage space 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 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. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Bermondsey playroom. We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.
Planning consent in Bermondsey is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (pd). 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. It could be possible that your Bermondsey property requires formal permission to change the designated 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. 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 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.
Building regulations help to ensure within the industry that projects are undertaken and completed to the highest standards, your garage conversion would therefore be subject to these. Sometimes when undertaking a complicated conversion, it is recommended to have complete structural plans drawn up before you begin.
Once we have completed detailed structural plans, our reliable team will pass them to building control to be inspected who will then make sure that your conversion conforms to all the regulations. 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.
The first thing to do at the start of the project is to make the walls and roof completely sound and watertight. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.
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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion
It is highly likely that the existing floor in your garage is solid enough for any of the conversion requirements. 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. When insulating the garage floor, our sophisticated construction techniques will generally result in a slightly higher garage floor that can be integrated with the floor of the main house.
To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it Basements can be affected by rising groundwater therefore it is very important to ensure that your basement is built up to the maximum height of the area. 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. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.
The most popular route is to replace the main garage door with traditional walling matching the rest of the house, such as a masonry infill completely to and bonded into the existing brickwork. 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. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.
Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. If your property has an attached or detached single skin garage, our dedicated team of tradesmen can erect a stud wall inside the garage, allowing it to be insulated internally. Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.
At loft level, the easiest way to remove the garage roof is to place 270 mm of mineral wood which should be adequate with a pitch covering 100 millimetres between the joists and 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.
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.
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
Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. 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. 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. 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.
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. Our highly trained professionals can advise you as to how much additional load your consumer unit and boiler may need to deal with due to the heating loops and new electrical circuits installed in the new space.
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. For a new ceiling structure in a quality garage conversion we would suggest the use of led downlights to illuminate the room effectively. 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. Ventilation could be an issue. 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.
We aim to complete every quality garage conversion to the highest standard possible whilst remaining within your budget, so why not request a site visit today from one of our expert designers? 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.
Our professional team would undertake the following;
We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Bermondsey 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.
The following are important considerations when deciding whether to convert your garage Always an important consideration before undertaking any construction project is whether the profits i.e. the added value to your home, will be higher than the spend. A great person to consult is a trusted local estate agent.
Another very important consideration is how much extra space you will receive in comparison to the amount of money you will spend. If you require more space then at some point you may need to move to a new house, a garage conversion is a much cheaper option than this. It is also good to be aware that your council tax may be affected because of your garage conversion. Check the added cost before you proceed
Our extensive industry experience has shown that generally planning permission is not required if you want to convert your garage
But we still encourage our customers to contact their local authority before the work starts to confirm if there are no covenants on your property or in the area where planning permission to convert your garage could be appropriate.
If there are any planning permissions that need to be acquired before work can begin, our professional team will be happy to take care of the nitty-gritty.
By ensuring that the exterior of the garage remains untouched, you can avoid these restrictions.
Throughout the whole process our expert and professional team at elite builders London will liaise with the local council building control officers to ensure that they are aware of all of the work undertaken and also that they will give you a completion certificate once an inspector has seen the conversion.
Yes, we are comprehensively insured
All of our high quality garage conversions are covered with a 15 year company guarantee.
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