When most people consider extending their home in some way, they don’t consider that the garage could be the best way to do this. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.
Our living spaces have grown progressively smaller over recent years therefore it can often be a waste of space to be keeping a car in a garage. Some years ago it was advisable to keep your car inside a garage. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. By storing rubbish and unwanted items in your garage, you are essentially wasting what could be a beautiful addition to your living space.
Most households clean everywhere but the garage space, meaning that they are normally full of memorabilia and other items that haven’t been cleared out for decades. Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.
If you wish to add up to 20% to your home’s value and gain additional valuable living space, why not consider one of our high quality garage conversions? So if the project cost is less than the added value to your land, this works out as a cost-effective way to add more rooms.
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.
With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. These days garages seem to get packed with discarded exercise equipment, outdated toys and worthless memorabilia that will take more time to throw away then it is really worth. 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.
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 Wimbledon, you will be effectively increasing the interior space in your home whilst increasing your property value in an extremely cost-effective way.
Our well designed garage conversions can also greatly increase the natural light within your home. 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!
There are many considerations when planning a quality garage conversion, including whether your space will need floor ceiling, insulation, painting, or any other kind of work. If your first-class Wimbledon garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
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. Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.
We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! Whatever you require, we can help.
In Wimbledon many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. 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.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Wimbledon? When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it 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 Wimbledon? 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 skilled team of builders and tradespeople are proficient in designing and completing incredible garage conversions that will excite you and greatly increase the value of your home.
With the exception of changing the front of the garage or the installation of Windows, the majority of work required for a garage conversion is conducted in-house As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or PD, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Wimbledon.
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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Wimbledon 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. 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 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 Wimbledon to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.
Our expert designers can convert your garage into an elegant and useful home office space. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Whatever your vision, elite builders London has the design and construction knowledge to make it a reality.
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.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Wimbledon Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. 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 Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. 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 Wimbledon to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Wimbledon? Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. Why not contact our imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.
Is your Wimbledon living room a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book 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 skilled team of builders and tradespeople are proficient in designing and completing incredible garage conversions that will excite you and greatly increase the value of your home.
For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Wimbledon. 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. It could be possible that your Wimbledon 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. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. 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.
As your garage conversion will allow you to use your garage in a different way, it would then be subject to the building regulations Sometimes when undertaking a complicated conversion, it is recommended to have complete structural plans drawn up before you begin.
Once we have completed detailed structural plans, our reliable team will pass them to building control to be inspected who will then make sure that your conversion conforms to all the 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.
The first thing to do at the start of the project is to make the walls and roof 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. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process
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. However, to achieve sufficient thermal efficiency, it will need to be levelled (consider a self-levelling liquid screed), damp proofed with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc) and insulated. 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.
To ensure that a basement is watertight we will undertake the required work to waterproof it Our quality basement conversions include increasing the height of the basement 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. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.
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. Not only will increased windows or patio doors in your conversion increase the light that can enter, it will also lighten the load placed upon the garage 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). To preserve the internal floor space of our high quality conversions, we can also blow insulation into the gap in 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.
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. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.
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 Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.
The same is true of main house and garage openings One of our ingenious design techniques involves using a reinforced steel beam over a larger span to create a modern, spacious and open plan feel to your conversion. One of our specialist structural engineers may need to make the calculations for this kind of design. 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.
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. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.
It is highly recommended that any work carried out on your heating and electrical systems is self-certified by trained professionals under part p of the building regulations. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units and boiler
It is possible that we may need to update these devices to handle the extra load and depending on their make, this could cost up to £2000. Effective led downlights are a good choice for lighting, as they can easily be built into the new ceiling structure 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.
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. One possible problem here could be ventilation 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
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? You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.
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If you are interested in a Wimbledon custom garage conversion, why not contact our professional team today to enquire?
Call now on 020898780714 for some support or to get a free garage conversion quote.
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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