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 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.
Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. Some years ago it was advisable to keep your car inside a garage. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.
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. By performing extensive calculations, our expert team will ensure that your garage conversion works out as the most cost-effective way to add additional rooms to your property.
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. Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park
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. 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 of the garage you will free up the internal space for one of our beautiful garage conversions. By converting your garage in Crayford, 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. 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.
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. If your first-class Crayford garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. 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 Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
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 detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. 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 Crayford playroom. 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. 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.
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. 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? 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?
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 By undertaking most of the work involved in your garage conversion in-house, your conversion will be considered a permitted development and so planning consents will probably 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. It could be possible that your Crayford property requires formal permission to change the designated 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 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.
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. 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.
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 will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.
Why not expand your home in Crayford? A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. 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!
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. In Crayford, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Crayford playroom. The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. 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!
Would you like to improve your living room in Crayford? Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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. 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.
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).
As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Crayford. 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 Crayford will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.
Don’t worry that you will not be able to follow a scheme if your pd rights have been revoked, we are on hand to help you put together well thought out sketches to ask for appropriate permission from householder planning. The overall charge would be £500 and you would have to pay the design fees on top of that. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.
As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then be subject to the building regulations Our team of expert designers can draw complete structural plans before we begin any complicated garage conversion to ensure that the project is completed exactly to your specifications.
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. 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.
Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work 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. Here are some of the highlights
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. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate it. 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.
You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. Our professional building team will ensure that your basement has been raised to the maximum area height in order to successfully cope with groundwater levels. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. Luckily, our proficient team can install a cavity drain system without any major disruption.
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. 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. 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.
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. Even if you have an attached or detached single skin garage, we can easily internally insulate it with the use of stud walls and timbers which are wide enough to place adequate insulation and an air gap. 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.
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.
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.
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. If you are interested in keeping costs down, you can try to operate 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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. Be aware of the possibility that if you have an integrated garage there may be restrictive agreements imposed by a developer which will have to be purchased before the conversion can take place.
We will always fit an escape window into any habitable room that doesn’t have an exit to ensure that all building and safety regulations are being met. This must have a width and height of not less than 450 mm, a transparent openable area of at least 0.33 mm2 and should be located in such a way that the bottom of the openable area 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. 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. An easy option for lighting are led downlights which can be easily fitted into the ceiling of the new garage conversion Heating wise, plumbing will be the cheapest solution in a suitably sized radiator but slimline underfloor heating is a sleek alternative that can maximise floor plan and free up wall space.
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 One possible problem here could be 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.
Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.
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Our team of highly skilled industry professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have with regards to the transformation of your garage into a quality conversion.
Our approachable sales team is waiting for your call on (020) 8987 8071 should you need a free garage conversion quote or simply some advice.
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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