Garage Conversions in Waltham-Forest, London


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Quality Garage Conversions in Waltham-Forest

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. It is possible that your garage conversion can be completed without the need for an electrician's help as it is probably already wired for use. A garage conversion is a special single storey extension design that is designed as a complement to an existing structure. 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. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. If you would like an extra room in your home, why not contact our dedicated staff today to discuss our high quality garage conversion service?
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Could You Benefit From the Additional Space in Your Garage?

When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. A high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.

It is worthwhile to think about whether you are using your garage for anything important or not.

Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties.  Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Advancements in car building and technology mean that it is no longer required to store your car inside the garage. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

Most people’s garage space contains items that they stored many years ago and have never found the time or motivation to remove. 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?

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 keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.

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. Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park

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What are you going to use your garage for these days?

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. It is highly likely that in most modern properties the garage is used to store outdated memorabilia and worthless items. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. By converting your garage in Waltham-Forest, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.

If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. 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.

Here are some ways that a garage conversion will improve your property

  • 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 Waltham-Forest

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 Any council consents that you may require in Waltham-Forest to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Workspace conversion in Waltham-Forest

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Would you like a stylish new office space?

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 accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

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.

Waltham-Forest High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

Why not expand your home in Waltham-Forest? 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. Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members  It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Storage space conversion in Waltham-Forest

More households need more room to store itself 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. In Waltham-Forest, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your family’s items are safely and securely stored.

Waltham-Forest kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Waltham-Forest 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.

High quality living space conversion in Waltham-Forest

Would you like to improve your living room in Waltham-Forest? 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. 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?

High-quality garage conversions in Waltham-Forest and planning permission

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 If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Waltham-Forest.

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. In Waltham-Forest you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage. 

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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. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.

What does our garage conversion service in Waltham-Forest entail?

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 Your quality garage conversion in Waltham-Forest may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Converting Your Workspace in Waltham-Forest

Why not install a functional and elegant office space in your home?

Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. 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 are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Quality extra bedroom conversions in Waltham-Forest

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. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Why Not Convert for Extra Storage Space in Waltham-Forest?

One thing that many households need is 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.

Why not convert a kids playroom in Waltham-Forest?

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Waltham-Forest When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

High quality living space conversion in Waltham-Forest

Is your Waltham-Forest living room a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? You may need a special room for unique activities, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, soundproof walls, and atmospheric environment… how does that sound? 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 Waltham-Forest

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted 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 Waltham-Forest. 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 Waltham-Forest may require formal permission.

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. There would be a charge of £500, plus design fees. 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.

Building regulations in Waltham-Forest and garage conversions

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.

This gives you peace of mind that the drawings have been inspected by building control and confirmed that your conversion will conform to the regulations, if it is constructed according to the approved use guidelines. It is highly recommendable that a building control officer or inspector looks at your garage conversion because they can give advice regarding a large number of issues such as damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, structural protection and many more.

Garage conversion key works and considerations in Waltham-Forest

The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. The majority of the work will then take place 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. To guarantee a high quality conversion, our team will be carrying out work such as this.

  Inspecting the floor for any improvements

An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. By levelling the pre-existing concrete floor, damp proofing it and insulating it, we can ensure thermal efficiency within the new conversion. 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.

How can we convert your basement?

You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. Our quality basement conversions include increasing the height of the basement to cope with groundwater levels. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.

  • Should I infill 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 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. 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.

  • Why should I insulate the walls?

    If your property has an integrated garage, it is highly likely that the walls will not require any additional work. If your property has an attached or detached single skin garage, our dedicated team of tradesmen can erect a stud wall inside the garage, allowing it to be insulated internally. 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?

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. 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.

In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

It may seem obvious but it is very important to choose high quality windows with appropriate u values for your new conversion. By operating regular units you can keep costs down Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires

Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. Our wealth of experience in producing high quality conversions means that we understand that a developer may impose restrictive agreements prior to your conversion if you have an integrated garage, so we are on hand to help with this.

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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Will I need to install 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. Our highly trained professionals can advise you as to how much additional load your consumer unit and boiler may need to deal with due to the heating loops and new electrical circuits installed in the new space.

This could potentially add up to £2000 to the total project budget if these devices require updating. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. 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.

For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. One possible problem here could be ventilation Opening windows, fitted with trickle vents, will be sufficient in most cases but if you incorporate a bathroom or kitchen, you will need a powerful enough extractor ventilator to manage the buildup of humidity.

How much does a garage conversion cost in Waltham-Forest?

Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.

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

Why not contact our Waltham-Forest team today for a free garage conversion consultation?

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.

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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