Garage Conversions in Islington, London


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Quality Garage Conversions in Islington

If you wish to expand the living space in your front room, a garage conversion is a cost-effective way to do that. Garage conversions are so cost-effective because, unlike an extension, you don't have to lay any new foundations or construct any new walls. It is possible that your garage conversion can be completed without the need for an electrician's help as it is probably already wired for use. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. Typically only used to store vehicles and other items, a garage is generally a space that people don't even consider converting. Our trusted and professional team of builders will be happy to design and execute a beautiful and unique garage conversion.  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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Could You Benefit From the Additional Space in Your Garage?

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.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

Over recent years vehicles have grown in size and unfortunately the size of our living spaces have decreased. 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 highly likely that you are wasting the space of your garage by filling it with rubbish and other unwanted belongings.

Most people’s garage space contains items that they stored many years ago and have never found the time or motivation to remove. With growing families and requirements for workspaces or larger living spaces, it is very common that extra space within your home would be a superb addition.

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 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

If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage.  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.

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Why Convert Your Garage in Islington?

Consider how well you are using your garage space.

Large family vehicles and reduced living space means that more and more garages are being wasted in terms of the additional space they could provide for your home. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. It is no longer the case due to the galvanisation of modern cars that they need to be protected from the elements by being stored in a garage.

Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Islington into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. 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! 

Generally old garages are used for,

  • Additional living area
  • Growing family
  • Cost-effective
  • Add value to your home
  • Tailored solution to meet your exact needs
  • Brighten up your home with more daylight access
  • Reduced need for indoor parking
  • Bigger cars may struggle to fit in standard 150 ft.² garages
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Quick option with minimum disruption and stress

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Islington Entail?

There are many considerations when planning a quality garage conversion, including whether your space will need floor ceiling, insulation, painting, or any other kind of work. Depending on the conversion in Islington you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Converting your workspace in Islington

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

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. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. 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. We will be helping you with the whole package

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Islington

In Islington many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

High-quality storage space conversion in Islington

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 detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. Why not install a storage conversion in Islington to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

Kids Playroom Conversion in Islington

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Islington. You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. 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!

Why not consider a living space conversion in Islington?

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there bookworms or movie 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

Garage conversions and planning permission in Islington

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

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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. 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.

What does our garage conversion service in Islington entail?

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 Islington to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

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Would you like a stylish new office space?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. Why not contact our expert engineering team today to get more information on the elite builders London process to convert your garage into a unique and beautiful space

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Islington extra bedroom conversions

In Islington many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Not only will a conversion expand your living space it will also give you that extra piece of mind when guests come to stay Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Why Not Convert for Extra Storage Space in Islington?

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, 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.

Islington kids playroom conversion

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Islington? 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 imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

Islington living space conversion

Are you getting bored of your living space? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Our dedicated team of industry professionals can install anything you may require, such as bookshelves, soundproof walls, create an atmospheric environment, and anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. Our high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.

Converting your garage and planning permission in Islington

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

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This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Islington would typically 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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Islington to apply for formal approval.

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. 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.

Converting your garage and building regulations in Islington

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. When beginning complex Islington 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. 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.

Garage conversion considerations and key works in Islington

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. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work 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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Evaluating the existing floor

The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular domestic use. However, to achieve sufficient thermal efficiency, it will need to be levelled (consider a self-levelling liquid screed), damp proofed with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc) and insulated. Our expert team of engineers are highly adept at insulating garage floors in a way that will simply place them on the same level as the floors of the main house.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is 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. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption

  • Changing the door

    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. The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. 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.

  • Do I need to insulate the walls?

    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 Attached or detached single skin garages may be insulated internally, typically by erecting stud walls with timbers that are wide enough to accommodate ample insulation (plus an air gap). Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.

Insulating your roof

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. By insulating a roof at the rafter level, we can create a warm roof system in which we would also generally use rooflights.

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 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.

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Doors and windows

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.

Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. A reinforcing steel beam may be required for larger spans allowing for a more open plan feel. 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.

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. 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.

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  High-quality heating and electrics installation

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. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units and boiler

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 A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.

It is essential that we ensure that the drainage system and hot and cold water source are installed successfully if you are planning a kitchen or bathroom in your conversion. Another main problem here is ventilation Our expert team will fit a powerful extractor ventilator should you wish to incorporate a bathroom or kitchen into the conversion, to deal with any humidity that may build up in the room

How much does a garage conversion cost in Islington?

Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.

What work can I expect to be included in the price?

We would include;

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

Why not contact our Islington team today for a free garage conversion consultation?

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.

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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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