When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. If you have a growing family, or just need extra space, a garage conversion can be a very cost-effective and practical exercise providing you with a tailor-made solution to meet your exact needs.
Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. 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 garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. 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.
A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Willesden, while gaining valuable extra living space that is less prone to complications planning. 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. Doing so means that you can obtain living space and continue to take advantage of a car park
It is less likely these days that there is ample space in your garage to store your vehicle which means that generally most garage spaces are being wasted. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items.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. Our high quality garage conversions in Willesden are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.
The extra space is not the only advantage that a high quality garage conversion will add to your home, it will also greatly increase the amount of natural light in your living area. 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!
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 Willesden garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. 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.
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.
There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. 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 Expand or convert your house and have a spot to relax and rest for your beloved guests of family members Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
More households need more room to store itself 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. In Willesden, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your family’s items are safely and securely stored.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Willesden The playroom may be 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.
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. 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. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
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 Willesden would typically not be necessary.
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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Willesden to apply for formal approval.
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.
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. Any council consents that you may require in Willesden to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.
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. Why not contact our expert engineering team today to get more information on the elite builders London process to convert your garage into a unique and beautiful space
Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.
Why not expand your home in Willesden? 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 beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!
One thing that many households need is more storage space And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfil varying needs in coming years. We can design a unique storage system that will allow you to store everything from essential documents to sports gear in an orderly and controlled way. Why not install a storage conversion in Willesden to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Willesden Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. Offer them privacy and make sure that they continue to play in a secure and supervised environment Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there other people who love to read or watch films 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
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 Willesden. 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. Most properties in Willesden will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the 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. There would be a charge of £500, plus design fees. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning application. Listed building consents (if you reside in a listed house) and party wall agreements with any adjacent neighbours are among the other permits you may need to obtain.
Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. When beginning complex Willesden garage conversions, our first class design team highly recommend drawing up structural plans before the project begins.
Building control will look over your structural plans and will be able to confirm that there are within the building regulations, ensuring that the construction of your conversion also conforms to these regulations. Building control officers are also authorised to inspect ventilation, insulation, electricity, plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), and many other important elements of your new conversion.
Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. We will then work within the existing garage for the majority of the project.
The first step in a quality garage conversion is to strip back the main structure to see whether they could be any unforeseen issues such as at foundations or any problems with the 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. 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.
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. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our specialised team of builders will ensure that your basement has a regulated drainage system. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption
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. 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. 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.
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 We can internally insulate attached or detached single skin garages by using stud walls with timbers to ensure minimum disruption. 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.
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. By insulating a roof at the rafter level, we can create a warm roof system in which we would also generally use rooflights.
Sometimes it can prove difficult to prevent condensation from entering a flat roof however our competent builders can ensure this will not happen by placing rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists. It is often a concern that the conversion will decrease the height from floor-to-ceiling, however our innovative design techniques involve the use of slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate products which means that no height will be lost in the conversion process.
It may seem obvious but it is very important to choose high quality windows with appropriate u values for your new conversion. 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.
Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. 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.
It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must 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.
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. Providing heating and lights in your quality new conversion may result in some additional load being placed on your consumer unit and boiler
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 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.
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion To avoid any buildup of humidity in a bathroom or kitchen within your conversion, our specialist builders would advocate the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator.
Every conversion is completely unique so providing any kind of average cost is very difficult. Although conversion costs are difficult to estimate, £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion is an accepted market price.
This price would include:
If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Willesden, 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.
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