When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. 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.
Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. 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. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and 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. 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.
Our extensive industry experience has shown that a garage conversion could add up to 20% to the value of your property. 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.
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 highly likely that your garage space is simply being wasted when it could be turned into a valuable addition to your living 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 It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items.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.
So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! Converting a garage in location XXL can be one of the most cost-effective ways to add space to your home and can also add additional value as well the value of the garage conversion would increase in tandem with the house price.
In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into your home. Our team of skilled builders can install glazed doors between your beautiful garage conversion and the adjoining room, which will greatly increase the light and internal space.
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 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.
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. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.
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 offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.
Why not expand your home in Kingston-Upon-Thames? If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. 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 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 fulfill varying needs in coming years. Our structured storage spaces allow you to store all of your essential documents, and other household items in a controlled and orderly 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.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Kingston-Upon-Thames? 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. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
Is your Kingston-Upon-Thames living room a little boring? 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 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. 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 is highly recommended to check your house deeds to see if your house is subject to any restrictive covenants which only allow your garage to be used as a parking area because if that is the case they will need to be discharged. It could be possible that your Kingston-Upon-Thames property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.
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. 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!
No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. 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.
Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. 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
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.
Why not expand your home in Kingston-Upon-Thames? 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 take over your own fancy new bedroom!
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. 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. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Kingston-Upon-Thames? When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it 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. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
Is your Kingston-Upon-Thames living room a little boring? 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. 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?
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
As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Within your house deeds there could be a restrictive covenant which requires that the garage be kept as a parking area, these will need to be discharged. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Kingston-Upon-Thames may require formal permission.
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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning 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.
By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. Meticulous structural plans drawn up before you begin your garage conversion, can prove to be very useful later in the process.
By completing structural plans for more complex garage conversions, we can guarantee greater peace of mind as your plans will have been inspected by building control and ensuring that the conversion is carried out according to regulations. By inspecting the key areas of the conversion construction a building control officer or authorised inspector can provide additional assurance that key areas such as ventilation, insulation and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), are all built to conform with the building regulations.
Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.
The first task will be to strip the main structure, at which stage you get the clearest view of what’s in store yet including why you’re most likely to find unforeseen problems (such as patchy foundations or secret issues in the walls) that could add to costs. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion
An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. 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. 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.
Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is watertight All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.
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. 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.
Our team of dedicated industry professionals will be able to advise you as to whether you need to insulate the walls of your garage, however, this will generally not be necessary in an integrated garage for example. Even if you have an attached or detached single skin garage, we can easily internally insulate it with the use of stud walls and timbers which are wide enough to place adequate insulation and an air gap. If your building has cavity walls, then we will not require stud walls to be built, we can simply blow insulation into the gap which means that all of the internal space is retained.
It is a very simple process for our skilled builders to remove the garage roof at loft level. By insulating a roof at the rafter level, we can create a warm roof system in which we would also generally use rooflights.
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. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.
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. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on 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.
This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. One of our ingenious design techniques involves using a reinforced steel beam over a larger span to create a modern, spacious and open plan feel to your conversion. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Be aware of the possibility that if you have an integrated garage there may be restrictive agreements imposed by a developer which will have to be purchased before the conversion can take place.
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. 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.
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
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 Our talented design team are committed to maximising floor space within your quality garage conversion, which is why we would suggest using slimline underfloor heating instead of 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. One possible problem here could be ventilation 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? 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.
This price would include:
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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