Garage Conversions in Lewisham, London


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Lewisham Garage Conversions

If you wish to greatly expand your living room, why not consider a highly cost-effective garage conversion? That's because you don't have to pay for laying new foundations or constructing new walls, as opposed to an extension. Your garage may already have electricity, too. Our beautiful garage conversions are specially designed to compliment your existing property. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. We will not waste either time or money when converting your garage into a beautiful living space.
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Your Garage and Unused Space?

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.

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. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. 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 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 the Addition of a Garage Conversion Add Value to my Property?

Not only will you be able to add up to 20% to your home’s value by adding a quality garage conversion, you will also greatly increase your home’s interior space. By performing extensive calculations, our expert team will ensure that your garage conversion works out as the most cost-effective way to add additional rooms to your property.

If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage.  Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park

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Why Convert Your Garage in Lewisham?

Do you really use your garage space for anything useful?

It could be that you have prime space for a quality garage conversion, that you are currently just using to store useless items. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! By converting your garage in Lewisham, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.

Our well designed garage conversions can also greatly increase the natural light within your home. 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.

Our beautiful garage conversions can improve your home in a multitude of ways, including:

  • 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

Our Garage Conversion Services in Lewisham

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

Why not convert your workspace in Lewisham?

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Do you work from home and need an office in your Lewisham property?

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! 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

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. 

Lewisham High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example 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?

Lewisham storage space conversion

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. 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.

Lewisham quality kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Lewisham When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. 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?

High quality living space conversion in Lewisham

Are you getting bored of your living space? 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 renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind

Converting your garage and planning permission in Lewisham

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 Lewisham.

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. Most properties in Lewisham 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. 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!

What does our garage conversion service in Lewisham 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 Lewisham to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Lewisham Workspace Conversions

Are you missing a corner of an office in your Lewisham home?

Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.

Convert an extra bedroom in Lewisham

In Lewisham many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Lewisham Storage Space Conversion

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. 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 Lewisham, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.

Why not convert a kids playroom in Lewisham?

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Lewisham Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. 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?

High quality living space conversion in Lewisham

Is your Lewisham living room a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

Converting your garage and planning permission in Lewisham

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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Planning consent in Lewisham is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (pd). 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 Lewisham 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 ask for approval from householder planning. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.

Building regulations in Lewisham and garage conversions

Building regulations help to ensure within the industry that projects are undertaken and completed to the highest standards, your garage conversion would therefore be subject to these. With more complex Lewisham garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.

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 Lewisham

The first thing to do at the start of the project is to make the walls and roof 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. To guarantee a high quality conversion, our team will be carrying out work such as this.

  Floor evaluation

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. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate 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.

To convert my basement, what needs to be done?

The first thing when converting a basement is to ensure that the foundation will not let in water. Our professional building team will ensure that your basement has been raised to the maximum area height in order to successfully cope with groundwater levels. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption

  • Changing the door

    By using masonry infill to match your new garage door and wall into the existing brickwork of the house, our specialists builders can successfully blend your conversion with the rest of the house The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.

  • Wall insulation

    Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. 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.

How can I insulate the roof?

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. Not only can we install a warm roof system into your quality conversion, we can also include multiple rooflights which greatly increase the natural daylight.

In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products

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Which doors and windows would you suggest?

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. 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.

The main house and garage openings can also be installed using the same method. 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. 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.

It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must have an escape window. Our dedicated team of professionals can guarantee that any escape window fitted will comply precisely with industry and safety regulations.

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Installing heating and electrics

It is highly recommended that any work carried out on your heating and electrical systems is self-certified by trained professionals under 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.

This could potentially add up to £2000 to the total project budget if these devices require updating. Effective led downlights are a good choice for lighting, as they can easily be built into the new ceiling structure 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

If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom, the hot and cold water sources as well as drainage would need to be accounted for. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it The addition of a bathroom or kitchen to your conversion may mean that you also need to install a powerful extractor ventilator so that there will be no humidity buildup

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

Each garage conversion is a different size and design so without visiting the property and going through the design in detail, it is difficult to provide an accurate quotation. 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 undertake the following:

  • 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

Contact Us for a Free Garage Conversion consultation in Lewisham

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

We are on hand to support you through the conversion process and also to give you a free quote if you would like, so why not contact us on (020) 8987 8071?

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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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