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. 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.
Over recent years it has become progressively more difficult to store large cars or vehicles in our properties. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. Modern car design has meant that garage parking is now not really necessary. As a consequence garages appear to transform into empty rooms, or they become overflowing with rubbish and unwanted belongings.
Most households have stored their garages, exercise equipment, toys, or memorabilia, and very often it will take some time to dispose of these things, so they appear to remain in garages for years or even decades. 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 Woking, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. It can be extremely cost-effective to extend your home using one of our high quality garage conversions
If you are unwilling to lose your whole garage space, we can also perform high-quality conversions on half of a double garage. The conversion of half of a double garage ensures that you are not only extending your living space, you are also maintaining storage space within the garage.
Large family vehicles and reduced living space means that more and more garages are being wasted in terms of the additional space they could provide for your home. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items. The family car had to be protected from the elements in days gone by but that was before they were galvanised routinely.
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. 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.
To convert a garage into a livable, usable space, there are many considerations that need to be considered, including floor ceiling, insulation, partitions, roof leak fixing, painting, ETEC. If your first-class Woking 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. Our innovative design team can convert your garage in an unlimited number of ways. 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. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.
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. One very common reason to expand your house is a lack of adequate sleeping space for either family members or guests. Expanding your property with one of our beautiful bedroom conversions is a great choice for both you and your family. Or how about a whole new bedroom for you?
More households need more room to store itself Our beautifully designed storage systems are certainly not run-of-the-mill and will revolutionise the way you store items in your house. 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 Woking your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Woking. When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. 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!
In Woking your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there bookworms or movie lovers in your family? Our dedicated team of industry professionals can install anything you may require, such as bookshelves, soundproof walls, create an atmospheric environment, anything to ensure that your unique living space conversion is the perfect entertainment solution for your home. Our ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.
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 Woking.
Some modern buildings are subject to restrictive covenants requiring that the garage be maintained as a parking area, which will need to be discharged (check the deeds to find out if this is true). It could be possible that your Woking property requires formal permission to change the designated use of your detached garage.
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 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 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. Any council consents that you may require in Woking to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.
Why not choose to convert your garage into a functional home office space now that remote working is so much more popular. You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. 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! We will be helping you with the whole package
There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. 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?
More households need more room to store itself 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. Our experts will ensure that in Woking your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Woking Our highly skilled team can deliver a playroom that is either open or closed, it’s your choice. A playroom conversion will not only give your children a safe environment to play in, it will also offer them privacy. 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!
It is understandable if you feel a little bored by your living room. Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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. 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.
As the majority of garage conversions are considered permitted developments or pd, it is not necessary to request planning consents in Woking. 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. In Woking you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a 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. 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. 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 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.
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. 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.
The first thing to do at the start of the project is to make the walls and roof completely sound and watertight. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.
The first task will be to strip the main structure, at which stage you get the clearest view of what’s in store yet including why you’re most likely to find unforeseen problems (such as patchy foundations or secret issues in the walls) that could add to costs. To guarantee a high quality conversion, our team will be carrying out work such as this.
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. Thermal efficiency can be achieved within the new conversion by levelling the floor maybe with a self-levelling liquid screed, damp proofing it with an acceptable membrane (lapping into the walls dpc,), and insulating it. When insulating the garage floor, our sophisticated construction techniques will generally result in a slightly higher garage floor that can be integrated with the floor of the main house.
It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are watertight 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. To an established structure a cavity drain system requires minimum planning and disruption
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. Our careful attention to detail during the design stage will allow us to assess whether the existing foundations need any modification to withstand the new loads. 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.
Our team of dedicated industry professionals will be able to advise you as to whether you need to insulate the walls of your garage, however, this will generally not be necessary in an integrated garage for example. If your property has an attached or detached single skin garage, our dedicated team of tradesmen can erect a stud wall inside the garage, allowing it to be insulated internally. If your building has cavity walls, then we will not require stud walls to be built, we can simply blow insulation into the gap which means that all of the internal space is retained.
It is quite straightforward to remove the garage roof at loft level enabling our specialist team to place 217 mm of mineral words with a pitched covering, hundred millimetres between the joists and the rest on top to successfully insulate the roof. Not only can we install a warm roof system into your quality conversion, we can also include multiple rooflights which greatly increase the natural daylight.
A good way to prevent condensation from entering the flat roof of your conversion, is to place installation around the ceiling joists and ensure that there is a ventilation gap above. Our industry professionals can assist you in maintaining the height of your conversion by using slim multi-foil or polysocyanyiltrate (pir) products
The fenestration you choose will have to hit the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w m2 k for windows, 1.84 doors), meet your safety standards, provide sufficient ventilation, and suit your home style. Operating regular units can also be a cost-effective solution 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.
Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. For a more open plan design, we would recommend the use of a reinforcing steel beam. 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.
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
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 Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?
It is essential that we ensure that the drainage system and hot and cold water source are installed successfully if you are planning a kitchen or bathroom in your conversion. If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom it will be wise to consider how you will ventilate it 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.
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. Between £15 to 25k plus vat for a simple garage conversion would be our rough estimate.
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If you are interested in a Woking custom garage conversion, why not contact our professional team today to enquire?
Our approachable sales team is waiting for your call on (020) 8987 8071 should you need a free garage conversion quote or simply some advice.
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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