Garage Conversions in Surrey


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Surrey Quality Garage Conversions

If you wish to expand the living space in your front room, a garage conversion is a cost-effective way to do that. If you want to extend your home without building a completely new structure, then a garage conversion could be the perfect solution. As most garages are already wired, you probably won't need any electrical work on your garage conversion. Designed with your existing property in mind, our garage conversions are based on a unique single storey design. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. Our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction, means that not only will your garage conversion be completed on budget and on time, but also to the highest specifications.
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The Garage, and Unused Space

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 high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.

Are you really using your garage for anything important?

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. The family car had to defend against the harsh weather years ago. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.

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.

Do Garage Conversions Add Value to Your Home in Surrey?

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? By building one of our superior garage conversions, you are not only adding value to your home but also improving your living space in an extremely cost-effective way

If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage.  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.

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Why Not Consider a Quality Garage Conversion in Surrey?

Do you think that you are using your garage space for anything useful?

With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. We routinely convert garages that are simply being used as storage spaces for unwanted household items. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather 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.

By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. 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.

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

  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Growing family
  • Brighton the interior of your home with more daylight
  • Add value to your home
  • Reduce household clutter
  • Bigger vehicles may not fit in standard garages
  • Unlikely to require planning permission
  • Reduces the need to move to a new house
  • Additional living space

First-Class Garage Conversion Services in Surrey

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

Converting your workspace in Surrey

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Do you work from home and need an office in your Surrey property?

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.  Our specialists in renovation will speak to you through numerous ideas and about the elite builders London process

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

Extra Bedroom Conversion in Surrey

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 Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Why not convert for extra storage space in Surrey?

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from 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. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. Our experts will ensure that in Surrey your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Surrey kids playroom conversion

Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in Surrey? 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. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?

Converting your living space in Surrey

Is your Surrey living room a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

Surrey planning permission and garage conversions

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. Planning consent in Surrey is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (PD).

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. It could be possible that your Surrey property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

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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. Our team of skilled builders can install glazed doors between your beautiful garage conversion and the adjoining room, which will greatly increase the light and internal space.

What does our garage conversion service in Surrey entail?

No matter what interior changes are required for your garage conversion, including installation, roof leak fixing, painting, etc. our skilled team will be happy to undertake them. Any council consents that you may require in Surrey to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

Why Not Convert Your Workspace in Surrey?

Would you like a stylish new office space?

For those who work at home, our quality garage conversions could be the perfect answer to creating a stylish home office space. The choices are infinite and only the sky’s the limit with our aid. 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

We will make sure that we cover all of the things on your list, lighting, colours, storage, floor plans you name them! We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Convert an extra bedroom in Surrey

In Surrey many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home 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. 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!

Why Not Convert for Extra Storage Space in Surrey?

With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires 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 Surrey to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Surrey kids playroom conversion

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Surrey? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?

Why not consider a living space conversion in Surrey?

Are you getting bored of your living space? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms in your family? Our dedicated team of industry professionals can install anything you may require, such as bookshelves, soundproof walls, create an atmospheric environment, and anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. 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.

Surrey planning permission and garage conversions

For many integral or attached space garage conversions, our high quality design and construction is conducted in-house.

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Planning consent in Surrey is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (pd). 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. It could be possible that your Surrey 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. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. Depending upon the property where you wish to carry out the conversion, we may need to apply for various permits, for example if you reside in a listed building, or you have adjacent neighbours.

Converting your garage and building regulations in Surrey

By changing the use of your garage, our skilled engineers will then need to ensure that the conversion is within 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. 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.

Surrey garage conversion key works and considerations

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.

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. It will be necessary to cover these areas during the conversion

  Evaluating the existing floor

An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. However, to increase the temperature within the garage conversion, it may be necessary to level the floor, damp proof and insulate 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.

Builders working in the basement conversion

You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. Basements can be affected by rising groundwater therefore it is very important to ensure that your basement is built up to the maximum height of the area. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.

  • Replacement of the door

    Clients generally would like the existing garage door to match the rest of the house, so this could be achieved using masonry infill so that the wall matches 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. 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.

  • Insulating the walls

    Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. 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.

Roof insulation

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

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.

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Windows and doors

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 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.

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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some 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.

We will always fit an escape window into any habitable room that doesn’t have an exit to ensure that all building and safety regulations are being met. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.

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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. You will most likely need new electrical circuits and heating loops which will place additional loads on your consumer units 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 If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it The addition of a bathroom or kitchen to your conversion may mean that you also need to install a powerful extractor ventilator so that there will be no humidity buildup

Will a garage conversion be expensive?

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? 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.

What work can I expect to be included in the price?

This price would include:

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

Why not contact our Surrey team today for a free garage conversion consultation?

We can answer any questions that you may have regarding your beautiful Surrey custom garage conversion.

Call now on 020898780714 for some support or to get a free garage conversion 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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