Garage Conversions in Farnham, Surrey


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Farnham Garage Conversions

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. Because a garage is a pre-existing structure, a conversion can be much cheaper than an extension, which would involve building something completely new. 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. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Allow our expert engineering team to design and deliver a wonderfully spacious garage conversion that will be an amazing addition to your home. Our many years of industry experience mean that we are adept at completing conversions on time and on budget.
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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. 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.

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

Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. Thanks to the advancement of technology, it is now not necessary to keep the car inside a garage. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.

Most garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. By not using this precious garage space, we are struggling with a smaller living space that could easily be enlarged.

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. 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.

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 Opt for a Garage Conversion in Farnham?

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

It is highly likely that your garage space is simply being wasted when it could be turned into a valuable addition to your living 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.

If you can park on the street or anywhere outside of your garage, you will be able to utilise this valuable space within the garage. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Farnham into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.

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. 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.

Let’s take a look at some of the old garage’s most common uses and advantages

  • 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 Farnham

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 If your first-class Farnham garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.

Why not convert your workspace in Farnham?

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

Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. There are unlimited numbers of ways that we can deliver a beautiful garage conversion for your home. 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.

Farnham High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Farnham A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!

Storage space conversion in Farnham

It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfill varying needs in coming years. 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. Our experts will ensure that in Farnham your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Quality kids playroom conversion in Farnham

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Farnham? 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 Farnham

Are you getting bored of your living space? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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.

High-quality garage conversions in Farnham and planning permission

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 Planning consent in Farnham is generally not required if your garage conversion can be called permitted development (PD).

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 Farnham may require formal permission.

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By putting together any design sketches and asking for approval from householder planning, you will still be able to convert your garage even if 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.

Our garage conversion services in Farnham

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. Depending on the conversion in Farnham you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Why Not Convert Your Workspace in Farnham?

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

Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? 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. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.

Farnham high quality extra bedroom conversions

Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. 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?

Storage Space Conversion in Farnham

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. Our experts will ensure that in Farnham your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Farnham quality kids playroom conversion

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Farnham. 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 imaginative design team today to see how we could transform your garage into a wonderful and functional children’s playroom.

Farnham living space conversion

It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? 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.

Converting your garage and planning permission in Farnham

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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This is likely to be called permitted development (pd) so the formal planning consent in Farnham would typically not be necessary. 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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Farnham to apply for formal approval.

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. 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.

Garage conversions and building regulations in Farnham

By changing your garage from a storage and parking area you would have to meet the building regulations. With more complex Farnham garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.

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. Within your conversion the key areas a building inspector will be interested in include electrical and plumbing, fire safety (including escape routes), structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation and energy conservation.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Farnham

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. 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

  Floor evaluation

It is highly likely that the existing floor in your garage is solid enough for any of the conversion requirements. However, concrete floors often make the room to cold so it may be necessary to level them, damp proof them with an acceptable membrane, and insulate them to increase the temperature and retain heat within the conversion. Garage floors appear to be lower than those in the main house so all of this can be integrated and a step free barrier between the two areas can still be reached.

How can we convert your basement?

Waterproofing a basement makes sure the foundation is watertight As a basement is generally low in a property, it is very important to build it up to ensure that your new conversion is not affected by groundwater. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. The installation of a cavity drain system generally requires very little planning or destruction to your property.

  • Infilling the 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. It is very important that the foundations of your garage can withstand the extra weight of the conversion, we will assess this thoroughly during the design stage. 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.

  • High-quality wall insulation

    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 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. 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

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. 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.

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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. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution 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.

The opening into the main house from the garage can also have any kind of door installed using our innovative design techniques. 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. Because an open plan designed garage conversion may involve more structural adjustments, it could be necessary for a structural engineer to lend his expertise. Developers may impose a restrictive agreement on integrated garages to be purchased prior to 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. Any escape window is required by law to have a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2, it should have a width and height of not less than 450 mm and should be installed in such a way that the bottom opens and creates an area that is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage.

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  High-quality heating and electrics installation

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

It is wise to note that an upgrade of your boiler or consumer units could result in £2000 extra being added to the final cost. We will also of course help you to design a lighting concept in your new conversion and many times will suggest led downlights as they can be integrated easily into the new ceiling 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.

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 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.

Will a garage conversion be expensive?

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.

For this budget what work can I expect?

We would include;

  • 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

Farnham free garage conversion consultation

If you need some details about transforming your current garage space with a custom conversion in Farnham, our expert consultants will be here to answer your questions and provide expert guidance.

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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