By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.
Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now not necessary to keep the car inside a garage. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.
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. By not using this precious garage space, we are struggling with a smaller living space that could easily be enlarged.
We have seen that within Harrow, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. By building one of our superior garage conversions, you are not only adding value to your home but also improving your living space in an extremely cost-effective way
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. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.
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. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. It used to be the case before cars were galvanised that you would need to protect the car by storing it in the garage.
So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Harrow into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.
By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.
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. Your quality garage conversion in Harrow may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
With the increasing rise of remote workers, converting your garage into a stylish home office space could be the perfect solution for you to enjoy working from home. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Harrow 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 Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.
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. 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.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Harrow We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. 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. Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
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 If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Harrow.
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). A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Harrow may require formal permission.
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. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.
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. Any council consents that you may require in Harrow to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.
For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
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, we can help.
There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. 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 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. 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. In Harrow, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Harrow? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment 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. Are there bookworms or movie lovers 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. 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
As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Harrow. 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. In Harrow 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 cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. 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.
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.
This gives you peace of mind that the drawings have been inspected by building control and confirmed that your conversion will conform to the regulations, if it is constructed according to the approved use guidelines. Within your conversion the key areas a building inspector will be interested in include electrical and plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation and energy conservation.
To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. The majority of the building work to complete the conversion, will be carried out inside the pre-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 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, concrete floors often make the room to cold so it may be necessary to level them, damp proof them with an acceptable membrane, and insulate them to increase the temperature and retain heat within the conversion. 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.
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. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.
Our industry professionals would generally suggest a masonry infill completed and bonded into the existing brickwork as a dependable option to replace the main garage door. 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. 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.
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. 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. 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.
We are committed to delivering the highest quality conversion possible which includes ensuring that the roof does not allow condensation to enter which for flat roof will involve the installation of rigid insulation in the ceiling joists. If you want to maintain height from floor to ceiling, gopher 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. We would also recommend the cost-effective option of operating regular units. Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires
The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. 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. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.
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. 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.
It may be necessary to upgrade your devices to deal with the new electrical circuits and heating loops which could also potentially raise the total budget by £2000. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. It will be very straightforward for a plumber to install a radiator in the new conversion however to maximise the interior space we would also suggest the installation of slimline underfloor heating
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion 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.
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? You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.
Our professional team would undertake the following;
If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Harrow, our expert consultants will be here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance.
If you would like a free quote for your custom garage conversion, call 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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