Although your garage may be being used as a storage area, it could be the perfect option to provide you with additional living space. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.
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. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. It is highly likely that you are wasting the space of your garage by filling it with rubbish and other unwanted belongings.
Most households clean everywhere but the garage space, meaning that they are normally full of memorabilia and other items that haven’t been cleared out for decades. 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.
If you wish to add up to 20% to your home’s value and gain additional valuable living space, why not consider one of our high quality garage conversions? By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.
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. By converting just half of your double garage we can ensure that not only do you still have a space to park your car, but you also receive the benefits of an extended living space.
It is highly likely that your garage space is simply being wasted when it could be turned into a valuable addition to your living space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household 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.
Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. Our high quality garage conversions in Kensington are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.
In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into your home. 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!
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. Your quality garage conversion in Kensington 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. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Kensington Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. 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 cutting-edge designers have been designing storage systems for years that can completely transform your house in a systematic and orderly way. 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.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Kensington playroom. The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. 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 any avid movie watchers or book 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, 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.
For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Kensington.
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 Kensington to apply for formal approval.
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 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, etc. Depending on the conversion in Kensington you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful 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 can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. 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. If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. It is quite common within modern, cramped living spaces, that when family and friends come to visit there is a lack of space. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
It is very common that a household will require more storage space And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfil varying needs in coming years. 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. Why not install a storage conversion in Kensington to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.
A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Kensington. We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
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
This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Kensington 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). A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Kensington may require formal permission.
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. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. You would be required to submit a completed application if your project involves any major structural changes to the exterior of the property. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.
Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. With more complex Kensington garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.
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.
The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work inside the existing garage.
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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion
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. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. When insulating the garage floor, our sophisticated construction techniques will generally result in a slightly higher garage floor that can be integrated with the floor of the main house.
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. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. Luckily, our proficient team can install a cavity drain system without any major disruption.
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. The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. 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 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. Our experts builders can also blow insulation into the gap of cavity walls which allows you to preserve all of the internal floor space within the conversion.
It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. 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 when selecting doors and windows that you ensure they meet the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w, m2k for windows, 1.84 doors), provide sufficient ventilation, meet safety regulations, and suit your decor. By operating regular units you can keep costs down 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. By using, for example, a reinforced steel beam, our innovative team can help make your garage conversion feel more open plan. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. Our detail oriented approach means that we will check if any developer has imposed a restrictive agreement on your integrated garage which we will need to purchase prior to the conversion taking 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. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.
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. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units 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. 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.
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 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
Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. Although conversion costs are difficult to estimate, £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion is an accepted market price.
The following would be included in the price:
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.
Call now on 020898780714 for some support or to get a free garage conversion 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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