Although your garage may be being used as a storage area, it could be the perfect option to provide you with additional living space. 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.
Due to a lack of space, it can become difficult to continue storing a vehicle in a garage. It used to be the case that the family vehicle could not be out in inclement weather. However as technology has advanced vehicles, the need for garage parking is now being regularly galvanised. These days most garages have been converted into rooms for storing unwanted rubbish.
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. 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.
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.
Plus if you have a double garage, only half the space could be converted. Our team of expert engineers could also perform a garage conversion on half of your garage if you have a double on your property. 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.
With cars growing bigger and houses becoming smaller, more and more garages are turning into useless space. Take the time to really consider whether any of the items being stored in your garage are worthwhile or necessary. 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 high quality garage conversions in West-Sussex are a simple and cost-effective way to add additional value to your home.
By executing a high quality garage conversion in your home, we can ensure that extra daylight will also increase the greater feeling of space. If your garage is connected to the side of your home, it will make the adjoining room lighter and airier by installing glazed doors for entry!
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. Depending on the conversion in West-Sussex you might need structural and interior changes that require council consents, which elite builders London can handle for you!
Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! You can choose from our huge portfolio of first-class garage conversions. 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 to convert your garage to a Home Office, elite builders London can assist you.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in West-Sussex If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. 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?
It is very common that a household will require more storage space Our well-designed storage system will assist you to store any number of different items now and in the future. 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 West-Sussex your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more
Why not change your garage into a magical kids playroom in West-Sussex? We can design an open or closed playroom dependent on your children’s ages Our beautifully designed children’s play rooms can offer privacy and a secure environment for your children to enjoy themselves. 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.
Is your West-Sussex living room a little boring? Among your family members are there any that love to read books or watch films? 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 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.
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 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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in West-Sussex to apply for formal approval.
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. 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.
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, etc. Your quality garage conversion in West-Sussex may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.
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. Our ingenious design team are excited to discuss your vision and our process to achieve a first-class garage conversion.
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. Whatever you require, we can help.
People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in West-Sussex A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the house If you have a large family or a lot of visitors, it could be challenging to find places for them to sleep. 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?
With ever expanding families, it is very possible that your property requires 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. Our experts will ensure that in West-Sussex 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 West-Sussex? When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it 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. 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.
Is your West-Sussex living room a little boring? Are there any cinema lovers or bookworms 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. 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 West-Sussex. 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). In West-Sussex 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. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. Any major structural changes that will be made throughout the building project, will require a completed householder planning 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.
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. 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.
Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. Most of the work will then be conducted by our expert team, inside the existing garage space.
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. The floors of the main house are probably higher than those of your garage, which means that we can achieve full insulation of the garage floor and the result will simply raise the floor to meet the floor of the main house, producing a step free barrier.
It is very important to ensure that the foundations of a basement are 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. By installing a cavity drain membrane system, our expert team will ensure that moisture or flowing water will continue to pass behind the cone. Luckily, our proficient team can install a cavity drain system without any major 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. 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. Our innovative team of designers will carefully assist you to, for example add windows or a glazed access door to the conversion which can increase the natural light in the room and also lighten the load placed on the foundations.
Usually integrated garages are designed to the same level as the main building, so the walls do not require improvements. 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. 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.
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. Our professional team can discuss with you the installation of a warm roof system which is insulated at the rafter level.
In order to prevent condensation, flat roofs must be equipped with rigid insulation between and under the ceiling joists, with a ventilation gap above. It is very important to maintain the original height of the room that is being converted, and we achieve this by using the latest in slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate (pir) products.
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. By operating regular units you can keep costs down Our professional builders can easily install casements, sashes and door sets by inserting lintels into a pre-punched hole.
The main house and garage openings can also be installed using the same method. 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. It is possible that the calculations for this will require a structural engineer. Developers may impose a restrictive agreement on integrated garages to be purchased prior to conversion.
It is required by law that any habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door must have an escape window. We can ensure that all building and safety regulations will be closely followed when installing an escape window.
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. Your consumer unit and boiler may have to deal with an additional load due to the addition of new electrical circuits and heating loops in the conversion.
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 Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. 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
For any conversion including a kitchen or bathroom, our professional plumbers will ensure that the drainage and the water sources are accounted for. It is important to bear in mind that it is difficult to ventilate a kitchen or bathroom in a conversion Our expert team will fit a powerful extractor ventilator should you wish to incorporate a bathroom or kitchen into the conversion, to deal with any humidity that may build up in the room
Our detail oriented industry professionals provide quotations based on each individual case. 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 West-Sussex 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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