Garage Conversions in West-Ham, London


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Why not Convert Your Garage in West-Ham?

Our speciality garage conversions can expand your living room and are tailored to suit any budget. When building an extension to your home, you generally have to lay foundations and build new walls; this is not the case with a garage extension meaning that it can be a much better option. Most garages already have functioning electrics, meaning that there will be no need for extra electrical work. Garage conversions are typically single storey structures which are an addition to your existing house. A garage is a perfect place for a conversion as this space is typically just used for storage. 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. Our many years of industry experience mean that we are adept at completing conversions on time and on budget.
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The Garage, and Unused Space

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.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. The family car had to defend against the harsh weather years ago. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

It is also highly likely that you have toys, memorabilia, or any number of other items in your garage that have been stored there for many years. 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.

Do Garage Conversions Add Value to Your Home in West-Ham?

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 have a double garage attached to your property, we could perform a conversion on half of it leaving the other half as space for storage. Allow our expert builders to convert half of your double garage so you can enjoy additional living space combined with garage parking.

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Is your garage space being used wisely?

Large family vehicles and reduced living space means that more and more garages are being wasted in terms of the additional space they could provide for your home. These days garages seem to get packed with discarded exercise equipment, outdated toys and worthless memorabilia that will take more time to throw away then it is really worth. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.

Freeing up your garage space by parking on the street could be the perfect choice for your property. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in West-Ham into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.

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

  • Greatly increasing the value of your home
  • A perfectly tailored option to suit your needs
  • Reduction of household unwanted items
  • Can be undertaken with minimum disruption
  • Growing family
  • Expansion of living space
  • Less likely to need to relocate
  • Cost-effective
  • A 150 ft.² garage may not be big enough to fit your vehicle
  • You may not wish to park your car inside a garage
  • Increased daylight entering the house

Our Garage Conversion Services in West-Ham

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 West-Ham garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

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Do you work from home and need an office in your West-Ham property?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.

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 will be helping you with the whole package

Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions in West-Ham

Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. 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. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?

West-Ham 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 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. Why not install a storage conversion in West-Ham to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.

West-Ham kids playroom conversion

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in West-Ham. 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. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

West-Ham living space conversion

In West-Ham your typical living room gets a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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?

Garage conversions and planning permission in West-Ham

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in West-Ham.

Some modern buildings are subject to restrictive covenants requiring that the garage be maintained as a parking area, which will need to be discharged (check the deeds to find out if this is true). In West-Ham 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. 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.

First-class garage conversion services in West-Ham

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 West-Ham to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

West-Ham Workspace Conversions

Would you like a brand-new office space in your West-Ham home?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish 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.

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We will be helping you with the whole package

West-Ham high quality extra bedroom conversions

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. 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 You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

West-Ham Storage Space Conversion

More households need more room to store itself 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. By carefully considering your exact requirements our expert team can ensure that your new storage area fits your exact specifications to enhance your property.

West-Ham kids playroom conversion

Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a West-Ham playroom. The playroom may be 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?

West-Ham living space conversion

In West-Ham your typical living room gets a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

West-Ham planning permission and garage conversions

For many garage conversions especially integral or attached spaces most of the work is in-house (except the changing the front and installing one or two windows).

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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 West-Ham. Some modern buildings are subject to restrictive covenants requiring that the garage be maintained as a parking area, which will need to be discharged (check the deeds to find out if this is true). It could be possible that your West-Ham 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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.

Building regulations in West-Ham and garage conversions

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would 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.

As long as the conversion is built according to the approved schematics of your structural plans, you can rest assured that the conversion is conforming to building 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.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in West-Ham

The walls and roof have to be made sound and watertight before the project can begin. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.

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 is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion

  Evaluating the existing floor

Normally, the concrete floor within a garage can withstand any kind of 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.

Building work to convert a basement

The first thing when converting a basement is to ensure that the foundation will not let in water. 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 expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.

  • Installing and infilling a new door

    The most popular route is to replace the main garage door with traditional walling matching the rest of the house, such as a masonry infill completely to and bonded into the existing brickwork. 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.

  • High-quality wall insulation

    If your property has an integrated garage, it is highly likely that the walls will not require any additional work. By erecting a stud wall with timbers so there is a wide enough space to place installation, your attached or detached single skin garage can easily be internally insulated. Our experts builders can also blow insulation into the gap of cavity walls which allows you to preserve all of the internal floor space within the conversion.

Roof insulation

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. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.

In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. It is very important to maintain the original height of the room that is being converted, and we achieve this by using the latest in slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.

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What kind of doors and windows can I install?

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. By operating regular units you can keep costs down It is quite straightforward for our skilled team to install any kind of casements, sash or door sets by creating a suitable whole and inserting as many lintels as necessary.

This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. 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. 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.

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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. Providing heating and lights in your quality new conversion may result in some additional load being placed on your consumer unit and boiler

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 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

It is sensible to bear in mind that if your conversion will include a kitchen or bathroom, the drainage and the water source will need to be dealt with Ventilation could be an issue. Our expert team will fit a powerful extractor ventilator should you wish to incorporate a bathroom or kitchen into the conversion, to deal with any humidity that may build up in the room

How much does a garage conversion cost in West-Ham?

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. If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.

What exactly does this price include?

This price would include:

  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling when necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Supply and fit polythene radon damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • 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
  • Supply and fit window boards
  • Submit building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Dick footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor

Contact Us for a Free Garage Conversion consultation in West-Ham

If you are interested in a West-Ham custom garage conversion, why not contact our professional team today to enquire?

Our approachable sales team is waiting for your call on (020) 8987 8071 should you need a free garage conversion quote or simply some advice.

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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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