Garage Conversions in Hornchurch, London


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Quality Garage Conversions in Hornchurch

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. If you want to extend your home without building a completely new structure, then a garage conversion could be the perfect solution. Your garage may already have electricity, too. A garage conversion is a special single storey extension design that is designed as a complement to an existing structure. If you own a car or have other vehicles or items that you keep in storage, they are most likely being kept in your garage. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. If you would like an extra room in your home, why not contact our dedicated staff today to discuss our high quality garage conversion service?
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The Garage, and Unused Space

By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. If you have a growing family, or just need extra space, a garage conversion can be a very cost-effective and practical exercise providing you with a tailor-made solution to meet your exact needs.

Consider what currently you are using your garage for

Our living spaces have grown progressively smaller over recent years therefore it can often be a waste of space to be keeping a car in a garage. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. 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.

Will a Garage Conversion Increase my House Value?

Our extensive industry experience has shown that a garage conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your property. By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.

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.

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Why Not Consider a Quality Garage Conversion in Hornchurch?

Consider how well you are using your garage space.

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless 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. Our high quality garage conversions in Hornchurch are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.

If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. 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! 

Let’s take a look at some of the old garage’s most common uses and advantages

  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Growing family
  • Brighton the interior of your home with more daylight
  • Add value to your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Bigger vehicles may not fit in standard garages
  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Additional living space

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Hornchurch Entail?

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 Hornchurch garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

Converting your workspace in Hornchurch

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Would you like a brand-new office space in your Hornchurch home?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. 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.

Hornchurch High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Converting storage space in Hornchurch

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. 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.

Kids Playroom Conversion in Hornchurch

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Hornchurch? 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. 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.

High quality living space conversion in Hornchurch

Is your Hornchurch living room a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? 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?

Garage conversions and planning permission in Hornchurch

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 Planning consent in Hornchurch is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (PD).

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 Hornchurch will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.

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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 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 garage conversion services in Hornchurch

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 Hornchurch garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

Quality Workspace Conversions in Hornchurch

Why not install a functional and elegant office space in your home?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. Our specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process

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.

Extra bedroom conversion in Hornchurch

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. 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?

Storage Space Conversion in Hornchurch

One thing that many households need is 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.

Hornchurch quality kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Hornchurch 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.

Converting your living space in Hornchurch

Are you getting bored of your living space? 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? 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?

High quality garage conversions in Hornchurch and planning permission

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.

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This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Hornchurch would typically not be necessary. 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). Most properties in Hornchurch will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the 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. There would be a charge of £500, plus design fees. You would be required to submit a completed application if your project involves any major structural changes to the exterior of the property. Depending upon the property where you wish to carry out the conversion, we may need to apply for various permits, for example if you reside in a listed building, or you have adjacent neighbours.

Hornchurch building regulations and converting your garage

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. When beginning complex Hornchurch garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.

As long as the conversion is built according to the approved schematics of your structural plans, you can rest assured that the conversion is conforming to building regulations. 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.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Hornchurch

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 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

  Inspecting the floor for any improvements

It is highly likely that the existing floor in your garage is solid enough for any of the conversion requirements. Thermal efficiency can be achieved within the new conversion by levelling the floor maybe with a self-levelling liquid screed, damp proofing it with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc,), and insulating 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.

Builders working in the basement conversion

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.

  • Infilling the door

    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. A cost-effective and attractive way to lighten the load placed on the foundations by the conversion, is to add extra windows or a glazed access door.

  • Wall insulation

    Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. By erecting a stud wall with timbers so there is a wide enough space to place installation, your attached or detached single skin garage can easily be internally insulated. 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.

Roof insulation

It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. 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.

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.

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Doors and windows

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. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.

This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. Because an open plan designed garage conversion may involve more structural adjustments, it could be necessary for a structural engineer to lend his expertise. 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.

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. 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.

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  High-quality heating and electrics installation

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 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. Effective led downlights are a good choice for lighting, as they can easily be built into the new ceiling structure Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?

For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion 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.

What can I expect to pay for a garage conversion in Hornchurch?

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. 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.

What works can be included in this estimate?

We would include;

  • Dig footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Submits building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceilings were necessary
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Jet wash drive
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee

Why not get in touch for a free garage conversion consultation?

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Hornchurch custom garage conversion.

Call now on 020898780714 for some support or to get a free garage conversion quote.

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Frequently asked questions

Why convert my garage?

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

Will my garage conversion require planning permission?

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.

When will you need planning permission for a garage conversion?
    • If the garage conversion increases your home beyond permitted development rights if you live in a listed building
    • If you live in a listed building
    • You are converting the space of business
    • Your council has restrictions on reducing parking

By ensuring that the exterior of the garage remains untouched, you can avoid these restrictions.

Will the conversion take a long time?
Common conversion will be completed in 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the specification involved.
Once my conversion is completed, will i receive a building control certificate?

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.

Are elite builders London fully insured to convert my garage?

Yes, we are comprehensively insured

What kind of guarantee will i receive?

All of our high quality garage conversions are covered with a 15 year company guarantee.


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