When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. 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. The advancement of modern cars is greatly reducing the need for garage parking. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.
Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. 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. 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.
A conversion on a double garage is also very worthwhile as we can still leave you with half of the garage to use as you wish. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.
With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. 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. By converting your garage in Friern-Barnet, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.
By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. It is a wonderful addition to any home to convert a garage which has an adjoining room, mainly because the lightness and airiness of the adjoining room is greatly increased.
To convert a garage into a livable, usable space, there are many considerations that need to be considered, including floor ceiling, insulation, partitions, roof leak fixing, painting, ETEC. Depending on the conversion in Friern-Barnet you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle 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 specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process
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.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Friern-Barnet 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. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires 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. 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.
A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Friern-Barnet. 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 Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
In Friern-Barnet your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
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 Friern-Barnet would typically not be necessary.
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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Friern-Barnet to apply for formal approval.
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. 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 convert a garage into a livable, usable space, there are many considerations that need to be considered, including floor ceiling, insulation, partitions, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. 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. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.
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 to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. Why not install a storage conversion in Friern-Barnet to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Friern-Barnet? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
In Friern-Barnet your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
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
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 may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. It could be possible that your Friern-Barnet 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. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an 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 Friern-Barnet garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.
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. 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.
Our dedicated team of expert engineers will ensure that the walls and roof of your garage are sound and watertight before the conversion work will begin. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.
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. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion
Normally, the concrete floor within a garage can withstand any kind of 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. 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.
The first thing when converting a basement is to ensure that the foundation will not let in water. 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 theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.
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. 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. 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.
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 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. 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.
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. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products
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. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution It is quite straightforward for our skilled team to install any kind of casements, sash or door sets by creating a suitable whole and inserting as many lintels as necessary.
The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. A reinforcing steel beam may be required for larger spans allowing for a more open plan feel. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Our wealth of experience in producing high quality conversions means that we understand that a developer may impose restrictive agreements prior to your conversion if you have an integrated garage, so we are on hand to help with this.
Our meticulous attention to detail means that we will be very careful that any habitable room which does not have an exit point will have an escape window. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.
We can provide highly trained industry professionals who can self-certify their work under part p of the building regulations, to install any kind of heating and electrical system necessary. 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. 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 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.
For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it 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? 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.
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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