By converting your garage to provide additional living space for your family, you will be using a space that most people simply never consider. 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 most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. 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 people’s garage space contains items that they stored many years ago and have never found the time or motivation to remove. Meanwhile we are struggling to find the space in our homes that we need
We have seen that within Richmond-Upon-Thames, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living 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.
A conversion on a double garage is also very worthwhile as we can still leave you with half of the garage to use as you wish. 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. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items.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.
By parking outside of the garage you will free up the internal space for one of our beautiful garage conversions. 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. A garage conversion is an exceptional addition to any garage that has an adjoining room, as our innovative design places glass doors in between the two rooms to greatly increase the light and air in both.
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. If your first-class Richmond-Upon-Thames garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. 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
There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. 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. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
One thing that many households need is more storage space And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfill varying needs in coming years. 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.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Richmond-Upon-Thames The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?
Would you like to improve your living room in Richmond-Upon-Thames? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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?
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 Planning consent in Richmond-Upon-Thames is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (PD).
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 Richmond-Upon-Thames you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage.
Don’t worry that you will not be able to follow a scheme if your PD rights have been revoked, we are on hand to help you put together well thought out sketches to ask for appropriate permission from householder planning. 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!
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 Richmond-Upon-Thames you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
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. 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 are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.
In Richmond-Upon-Thames 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. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?
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. 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.
A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Richmond-Upon-Thames. The playroom may be 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. If you would like to discuss with our innovative design team the possibility of converting your garage into a beautiful children’s playroom, contact our friendly team today.
In Richmond-Upon-Thames your typical living room gets 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. Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.
This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Richmond-Upon-Thames 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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Richmond-Upon-Thames may require formal permission.
Don’t worry that you will not be able to follow a scheme if your pd rights have been revoked, we are on hand to help you put together well thought out sketches to ask for appropriate permission from householder planning. The overall charge would be £500 and you would have to pay the design fees on top of that. If you want to drastically alter the exterior appearance, such as making major changes to the windows, using new materials, or incorporating an extension, a complete application would also be required You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.
As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then be subject to 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. 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.
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.
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. Here are some of the highlights
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. 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. Because the floors of garages are often lower than the floors in the main house, insulating them in a variety of ways is often quite straightforward and will simply raise the level of the garage floor to meet that of the main house.
It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our specialised team of builders will ensure that your basement has a regulated drainage system. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.
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 Garage conversions can create additional loads to be supported by the foundations of the building, this will be carefully assessed during the design stage to ensure that your garage foundations can withstand it. Our innovative team of designers will carefully assist you to, for example add windows or a glazed access door to the conversion which can increase the natural light in the room and also lighten the load placed on the foundations.
If your property has an integrated garage, it is highly likely that the walls will not require any additional work. 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). Don’t worry about losing any precious floor space by insulating your walls as our skilled team can blow insulation into the gap in your existing cavity walls.
By placing 270 mm of mineral wood with a pitched covering hundred millimetres between the joists and extra wall on top, we can easily remove a garage roof at loft level. 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.
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. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products
The fenestration you choose will have to hit the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors), meet your safety standards, provide sufficient ventilation, and suit your home style. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.
This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. To achieve a modern, open plan design, we would use a reinforced steel beam over a large area. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. 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.
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. Any escape window is required by law to have a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2, it should have a width and height of not less than 450 mm and should be installed in such a way that the bottom opens and creates an area that 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. 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. 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
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. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion The issue of ventilation with regards to a bathroom or kitchen can be easily remedied by the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator stop
Understandably as garages and conversions come in so many different sizes and designs, we prefer to deliver quotes based on each unique person’s requirements. 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.
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If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Richmond-Upon-Thames, our expert consultants will be here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance.
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?
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.
We are still working and quoting throughout this period using safe social distancing advice. We can quote from existing surveys or from photos or virtual guided tour if preferred. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.