Garages are often not considered when people undertake extensions to their properties but garages can be the ideal choice to provide additional living space. A high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.
Over recent years vehicles have grown in size and unfortunately the size of our living spaces have decreased. The family car had to defend against the harsh weather years ago. 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. As we generally need living space more than we need storage space, we are often overlooking a very cost-effective and simple way to enlarge our home.
Our extensive industry experience has shown that a garage conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your property. 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 have a double garage attached to your property, we could perform a conversion on half of it leaving the other half as space for storage. 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.
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. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. It used to be the case before cars were galvanised that you would need to protect the car by storing it in the garage.
By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our high quality garage conversions in Chiswick are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.
By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. 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.
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.
Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! 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 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.
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. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example 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!
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. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. In Chiswick, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your family’s items are safely and securely stored.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Chiswick The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment 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.
In Chiswick your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms in your family? Our dedicated team of industry professionals can install anything you may require, such as bookshelves, soundproof walls, create an atmospheric environment, anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. 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.
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 As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Chiswick.
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 Chiswick will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.
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 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 Your quality garage conversion in Chiswick may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. 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. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. 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?
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. 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. 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.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Chiswick playroom. The playroom may be 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. 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!
Are you getting bored of your living space? Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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. Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house.
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Chiswick. 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 Chiswick you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a 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 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 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. When beginning complex Chiswick garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.
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. 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. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.
Our dedicated team of engineers don’t want any nasty surprises during the construction project which is why we begin every garage conversion by stripping the main structure to ensure that there are strong foundations and walls. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion
An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate it. Garage floors appear to be lower than those in the main house so all of this can be integrated and a step free barrier between the two areas can still be reached.
It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight 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. 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.
Clients generally would like the existing garage door to match the rest of the house, so this could be achieved using masonry infill so that the wall 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. Our innovative team of designers will carefully assist you to, for example add windows or a glazed access door to the conversion which can increase the natural light in the room and also lighten the load placed on the foundations.
If you have an integrated garage, it is highly likely that the walls will not require any additional work as they will be exactly the same as those of the main house We can internally insulate attached or detached single skin garages by using stud walls with timbers to ensure minimum disruption. 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.
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.
In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. It is often a concern that the conversion will decrease the height from floor-to-ceiling, however our innovative design techniques involve the use of slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate products which means that no height will be lost in the conversion process.
Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will assist you in choosing the perfect windows that not only hit the appropriate u values but that also meet your safety standards, suit the style of your home and provide sufficient ventilation. 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 main house and garage openings can also be installed using the same method. 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 possible that within the conversion there will be a habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door or directly secured path outside, we will ensure that there is an escape window as per building regulations. 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.
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. Your consumer unit and boiler may have to deal with an additional load due to the addition of new electrical circuits and heating loops in the conversion.
This could potentially add up to £2000 to the total project budget if these devices require updating. We will also of course help you to design a lighting concept in your new conversion and many times will suggest led downlights as they can be integrated easily into the new ceiling Our talented design team are committed to maximising floor space within your quality garage conversion, which is why we would suggest using slimline underfloor heating instead of 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 If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it The issue of ventilation with regards to a bathroom or kitchen can be easily remedied by the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator stop
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. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.
This price would include:
Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you through the conversion process in Chiswick.
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?
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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