Garage Conversions in Poplar, London


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Why not Convert Your Garage in Poplar?

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. Because a garage is a pre-existing structure, a conversion can be much cheaper than an extension, which would involve building something completely new. As most garages are already wired, you probably won't need any electrical work on your garage conversion. Garage conversions are typically single storey structures which are an addition to your existing house. 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. Our proven track record in the designing and building of garage conversions, means that you can be confident that we can turn your garage space into something very special. We guarantee that your extension will be done on time, on budget and free you from the moving costs and hassle to get that extra room.
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Most Garages Are Unused Spaces

When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.

Consider what currently you are using your garage for

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now not necessary to keep the car inside a garage. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

Most households have stored their garages, exercise equipment, toys, or memorabilia, and very often it will take some time to dispose of these things, so they appear to remain in garages for years or even 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.

Will a Garage Conversion Make my Property More Valuable?

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.

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 is ideal for those who wish to enjoy additional space in their homes interior, whilst still maintaining a place to park their car.

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Why Opt for a Garage Conversion in Poplar?

Is your garage space being used wisely?

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household 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! Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Poplar into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

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

  • Reduced need for indoor parking
  • We can tailor the perfect conversion to suit your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Quick option with minimum disruption and stress
  • Can be undertaken without planning permission
  • Increasing the value of your property
  • Large nuclear family
  • Cost-effective
  • Difficult to fit a big vehicle in a 150 ft.² garage
  • Reducing storage space for unwanted items

First-Class Garage Conversion Services in Poplar

No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, ETEC our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. Depending on the conversion in Poplar you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Why not convert your workspace in Poplar?

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Are you missing a corner of an office in your Poplar 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. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.

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.

Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions in Poplar

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Poplar A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the 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 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?

High-quality storage space conversion in Poplar

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. 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. Our experts will ensure that in Poplar your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Quality kids playroom conversion in Poplar

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Poplar playroom. You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. 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!

Converting your living space in Poplar

Is your Poplar living room a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Whatever you may want to use your new living room for, we can provide those unique touches to allow you to engage in your favourite activities, for example if you love to read we can install wall-to-wall bookshelves. 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?

Poplar planning permission and garage conversions

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

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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.

Our garage conversion services in Poplar

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. 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.

Workspace Conversion in Poplar

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

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.

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.

Poplar extra bedroom conversions

In Poplar 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 Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

Poplar 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. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. Why not install a storage conversion in Poplar to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Quality kids playroom conversion in Poplar

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Poplar? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. 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!

Living space conversion in Poplar

Is your Poplar living room a little boring? 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 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 Poplar

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

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As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Poplar. 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. In Poplar you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a 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. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning application. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.

Converting your garage and building regulations in Poplar

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. Our team of expert designers can draw complete structural plans before we begin any complicated garage conversion to ensure that the project is completed exactly to your specifications.

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. In addition to structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), electrical and plumbing are key areas the building control officer or authorised inspector can look at.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Poplar

To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. Our first class team of builders and tradespeople will then conduct the majority of the conversion work inside the existing garage.

By stripping back the main structure of the garage to expose the foundations and the walls, we can ensure that these can be strengthened primarily to avoid any unforeseen issues further down the line. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Inspecting the floor for any improvements

The concrete floor in garages, are generally built to be sturdy enough for regular domestic use. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. 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.

How can we convert your basement?

It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight As a basement is generally low in a property, it is very important to build it up to ensure that your new conversion is not affected by groundwater. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.

  • Changing the door

    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. Our careful attention to detail during the design stage will allow us to assess whether the existing foundations need any modification to withstand 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.

  • 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). To preserve the internal floor space of our high quality conversions, we can also blow insulation into the gap in cavity walls.

How do you insulate roofs?

At loft level, the easiest way to remove the garage roof is to place 270 mm of mineral wood which should be adequate with a pitch covering 100 millimetres between the joists and the rest on top. 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.

A good way to prevent condensation from entering the flat roof of your conversion, is to place installation around the ceiling joists and ensure that there is 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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Windows and doors for your conversion

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 professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.

The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. A reinforcing steel beam may be required for larger spans allowing for a more open plan feel. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. 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.

If you’re building a habitable room that doesn’t have an exterior door, directly secured path, or its own door leading to the outside, then you have to have an escape window. An escape window must have an openable area that is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage, a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2 and should also have a width and height of not less than 450 mm.

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Installing heating and electrics

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. 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.

If your consumer unit and boiler need to be updated, it is possible that there could be up to £2000 extra added to the project budget Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. Heating wise, plumbing will be the cheapest solution in a suitably sized radiator but slimline underfloor heating is a sleek alternative that can maximise floor plan and free up wall space.

For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. Another main problem here is ventilation 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

Price range for garage conversions in Poplar

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.

What works are included in the price?

We undertake the following:

  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade is to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Jet wash drive
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceilings were necessary
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Gain final building certificate

Poplar free garage conversion consultation

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

The best way to know if one of our high quality garage conversions is the right option for you is simply to give us a call on (020) 8987 8071 and allow us to talk you through the process or give you a free 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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