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.
Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. 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 people’s garage space contains items that they stored many years ago and have never found the time or motivation to remove. 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.
We have seen that within Warlingham, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. By keeping our garage conversion costs low, this easy way to extend your home whilst adding value, is extremely cost-effective.
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. The conversion of half of a double garage is ideal for those who wish to enjoy additional space in their homes interior, whilst still maintaining a place to park their car.
It could be that you have prime space for a quality garage conversion, that you are currently just using to store useless items. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. It used to be the case before cars were galvanised that you would need to protect the car by storing it in the garage.
By parking outside the garage you can utilise this extra living space and create a valuable addition to your home. Our expert team of builders will be happy to convert your garage in Warlingham into a beautiful additional living space which will also prove to be extremely cost-effective.
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. 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.
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 Warlingham 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. 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
We consistently deliver high quality garage conversions because we take the time to understand exactly what you require with regards to lighting, colours, and much more. We will be helping you with the whole package
In Warlingham many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped house. 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. Or take over your own fancy new bedroom!
It is highly likely that your house would benefit from more storage space. Our beautifully designed storage systems are certainly not run-of-the-mill and will revolutionise the way you store items in your house. Store all with the aid of our restoration experts, including essential documents, towels, sports gear, and all other household pieces, neatly behind closed doors. In Warlingham, 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 Warlingham 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. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
Are you getting bored of your living space? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Our talented team of designers can personalise your living room for any kind of unique activity, for example we can install soundproof walls, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, or anything else you may need. 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 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). 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.
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. A garage conversion alters the use of a detached garage and therefore in Warlingham may require formal permission.
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. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.
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. If your first-class Warlingham 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. There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? 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. Whatever you require, we can help.
Our professional builders can perform a quality conversion to expand your home for whatever reason. One of the common reasons for this is to live in a cramped 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. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!
One thing that many households need is more storage space Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. 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. Our experts will ensure that in Warlingham your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Warlingham? Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. Our high-quality playroom conversions can offer a wonderfully safe and secure environment for your children to play. Our renovation specialists will help you design and transform your children’s healthy, comfortable, good-looking, and functional room, get in touch with us now!
Is your Warlingham living room a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? 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?
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 Warlingham. 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 Warlingham property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.
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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. You would be required to submit a completed application if your project involves any major structural changes to the exterior of the property. You may also be required to apply for listed building consents or party wall agreements to complete your conversion.
Building regulations help to ensure within the industry that projects are undertaken and completed to the highest standards, your garage conversion would therefore be subject to these. Our team of expert designers can draw complete structural plans before we begin any complicated garage conversion to ensure that the project is completed exactly to your specifications.
As long as the conversion is built according to the approved schematics of your structural plans, you can rest assured that the conversion is conforming to building 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.
To prepare any garage for a conversion, the first step is to make sure that the walls and roof are completely sound and watertight. The majority of the work will then take place 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. 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. 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.
You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. 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. In theory, in a regulated drainage system, a cavity drain membrane system allows moisture of flowing water to pass behind the cone. Luckily, our proficient team can install a cavity drain system without any major disruption.
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. To grant you extra peace of mind we will carefully evaluate the foundations of the garage to decide if they need any extra modifications to deal with the additional load of the new conversion. 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 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. Why not discuss a warm roof system with our expert design team and allow them to also include rooflights which can add extra daylight to the interior of the conversion.
In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. By using polysocianyiltrate (pir) or slim multi-foil products, our skilful team can ensure that you do not lose any floor-to-ceiling height.
Our dedication to customer satisfaction means that we will assist you in choosing the perfect windows that not only hit the appropriate u values but that also meet your safety standards, suit the style of your home and provide sufficient ventilation. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution 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. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. 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.
It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must 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.
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
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 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 A great way to maximise the space in your new garage conversion is to install slimline underfloor heating as opposed to radiators.
Hot and cold water sources would need to be accounted for during the conversion. Another main problem here is ventilation 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.
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Our expert consultants can answer any questions you may have and will be happy to guide you through the conversion process in Warlingham.
The best way to know if one of our high quality garage conversions is the right option for you is simply to give us a call on (020) 8987 8071 and allow us to talk you through the process or give you a free 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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