Garage Conversions in Godalming, Surrey


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Why not Convert Your Garage in Godalming?

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. It is possible that your garage conversion can be completed without the need for an electrician's help as it is probably already wired for use. A garage conversion is a special single storey extension design that is designed as a complement to an existing structure. It is very common within domestic properties to use garages as storage areas. Elite builders London can be trusted to design and build the ideal garage conversion that will turn the space into something you want. If you would like an extra room in your home, why not contact our dedicated staff today to discuss our high quality garage conversion service?
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Most Garages Are Unused Spaces

Although your garage may be being used as a storage area, it could be the perfect option to provide you with additional living space. Our team of expert designers and builders will be able to provide you with a superb garage conversion that meets your exact specifications.

We ask you to consider exactly what you are using your garage for day-to-day.

Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. In the past it was accepted that vehicles needed to be stored inside. Advancements in car building and technology mean that it is no longer required to store your car inside the garage. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.

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. Meanwhile we are struggling to find the space in our homes that we need

Will My Home in Godalming Be Worth More with a Garage Conversion?

A garage conversion could add up to 20% to your homes value in Godalming, 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

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What are you going to use your garage for these days?

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. 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.

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. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Godalming into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.

In addition, a well-made conversion to a garage will carry extra daylight into your home. 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.

There are a great number of advantages in opting for a high quality garage conversion 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

What Does our Garage Conversion Service in Godalming Entail?

Our dedicated and reliable team can take charge of any works that need to be done such as insulation or roof leak fixing, before your garage conversion is completed. Your quality garage conversion in Godalming may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Quality workspace conversions in Godalming

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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. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways.  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. Whatever you require to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.

Convert an Extra Bedroom in Godalming

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Godalming A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house It could be possible that there is a lack of space for either family members or guests to sleep in your property. Our beautiful bedroom conversions mean that there will always be space for extra guests or family members. Why not keep the bedroom conversion for yourself?

Storage space conversion in Godalming

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

Why not convert a kids playroom in Godalming?

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Godalming? When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it 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. Our skilled and professional team of builders are on hand to create a unique and functional children’s playroom, why not contact us today?

High quality living space conversion in Godalming

Is your Godalming living room a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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 high quality renovation specialists are on hand to ensure that your garage conversion is exactly how you dreamed it would be.

High-quality garage conversions in Godalming and planning permission

For the majority of our quality garage conversions, the construction work will take place inside the house. If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (PD), you may not require planning consent in Godalming.

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 Godalming property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.

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Even if PD rights have been revoked, you will still be able to follow a scheme however you would need to put together appropriate sketches and asked for approval from householder planning stop We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.

What does our garage conversion service in Godalming entail?

Our dedicated and reliable team can take charge of any works that need to be done such as insulation or roof leak fixing, before your garage conversion is completed. Depending on the conversion in Godalming you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!

Workspace Conversion in Godalming

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

Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! 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.

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.

Extra bedroom conversion in Godalming

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. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Godalming Storage Space Conversion

With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires more storage space And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfil varying needs in coming years. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. Why not install a storage conversion in Godalming to ensure that yours and your families items can be stored in an adequate space.

Godalming kids playroom conversion

Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Godalming 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?

High quality living space conversion in Godalming

In Godalming your typical living room gets a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? You may need a special room for unique activities, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, soundproof walls, and atmospheric environment… how does that sound? 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?

Godalming planning permission and garage conversions

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

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By undertaking most of the work involved in your garage conversion in-house, your conversion will be considered a permitted development and so planning consents will probably not be necessary. Within your house deeds there could be a restrictive covenant which requires that the garage be kept as a parking area, these will need to be discharged. In Godalming you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a detached garage.

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. That would cost £500, plus any design fees. Large structural alterations such as changing windows, or incorporating an extension would require you to complete an application. If you have adjacent neighbours or you reside in a listed building it could be that you will require listed building consents or party wall agreements to undertake a conversion.

Building regulations in Godalming and garage conversions

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

This gives you peace of mind that the drawings have been inspected by building control and confirmed that your conversion will conform to the regulations, if it is constructed according to the approved use guidelines. 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.

Key works and considerations for garage conversions in Godalming

To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.

There are sometimes unforeseen problems at the beginning of a conversion such as patchy foundations or issues with internal walls, this is difficult to assess until the main structure has been stripped back, which is the first task for our team. To guarantee a high quality conversion, our team will be carrying out work such as this.

One floor slab

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. 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. Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption

  • Should I infill the door?

    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. 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. 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.

  • Wall insulation

    The walls of integrated garages are generally designed to exactly the same specifications as those of the main property, meaning that they will not require any extra improvement. We can internally insulate attached or detached single skin garages by using stud walls with timbers to ensure minimum disruption. Buildings with cavity walls may have insulation blown into the gap, thereby preserving the space of the internal floor.

Insulating your roof

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. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products

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Windows and doors

It is very important within a domestic property that the fenestration not only suits the overall style of the home but that it also conforms with the full unit u values of 1.6 w, m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors and meet your safety standards. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.

This is also the case for the garage and main house access points. By using, for example, a reinforced steel beam, our innovative team can help make your garage conversion feel more open plan. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. Our wealth of experience in producing high quality conversions means that we understand that a developer may impose restrictive agreements prior to your conversion if you have an integrated garage, so we are on hand to help with this.

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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Installing heating and electrics

We would be happy to provide any kind of heating and electrical infrastructure in your new conversion by using highly trained professionals who can self-certify that their work complies with 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

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 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

Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. One possible problem here could be ventilation The issue of ventilation with regards to a bathroom or kitchen can be easily remedied by the installation of a powerful extractor ventilator stop

How much does a garage conversion cost in Godalming?

Each garage conversion is a different size and design so without visiting the property and going through the design in detail, it is difficult to provide an accurate quotation. 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?

We would include;

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

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

Our team of highly skilled industry professionals are on hand to answer any questions you may have with regards to the transformation of your garage into a quality conversion.

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?

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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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