When considering where to place an extension on a property, garages are often overlooked, however they can present the perfect option. A garage conversion can be a perfect, cost-effective way to enlarge your home without having to undertake major structural works.
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. The advancement of modern cars is greatly reducing the need for garage parking. It is very likely that your garage is overflowing with rubbish and items that you don’t use.
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. Most households would definitely appreciate extra space within their property.
We have seen that within Littlehampton, a high quality garage conversion can add up to 20% to your home value, whilst also providing extra highly sought after living space. By building one of our superior garage conversions, you are not only adding value to your home but also improving your living space in an extremely cost-effective way
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.
It could be that you have prime space for a quality garage conversion, that you are currently just using to store useless items. From discarded exercise equipment to outdated toys and memorabilia, most garages these days are wasting valuable space being crammed full of these unwanted items. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.
By parking outside of the garage you will free up the internal space for one of our beautiful garage conversions. Let our team of highly skilled experts at elite builders London, convert your garage in Littlehampton into a beautiful extension of your home whilst also increasing its value.
If your property would benefit by extra daylight, one of our quality garage conversions could be the perfect solution. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.
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. If your first-class Littlehampton garage conversion requires any council consents, allow elite builders London to deal with the necessary paperwork to acquire these.
Convert your garage into an inspiring, stylish home office space and get to work! There are an infinite number of design ideas for garage conversions, so why not contact our imaginative design team today? Our accomplished team of builders and tradespeople can discuss the best way that elite builders London can help you realise your design ideas.
We can assist you with any kind of lighting scheme, colour scheme, storage idea etc that you may have for your quality garage conversion. We offer a first-class start to finish service for your garage conversion.
In Littlehampton many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home A great reason for converting an extra bedroom is lack of space within the 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 how about a whole new bedroom for you?
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. 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 Littlehampton to ensure that yours and your family’s items can be stored in an adequate space.
Give your kids the special hideaway and play spot by turning your garage into a Littlehampton playroom. 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. Why not contact our friendly design team today to see how we can change your garage into an imaginative and functional children’s playroom?
In Littlehampton your typical living room gets a little boring? Are there any avid movie watchers or book lovers in your family? Why not use your living room conversion as a home cinema, for example? 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.
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 This is likely to be called permitted development (PD) so the formal planning consent in Littlehampton would typically not be necessary.
It may be necessary to discharge any restrictive covenants pertaining to your modern property, such as that the garage be maintained as a parking area. It could be possible that your Littlehampton 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. 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 many considerations when planning a quality garage conversion, including whether your space will need floor ceiling, insulation, painting, or any other kind of work. Elite builders London have a team of dedicated professionals on hand to acquire any kind of council consents that you may need to complete your garage conversion.
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. 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! Whatever you require to convert your garage to a home office, elite builders London can assist you.
In Littlehampton many property owners have a variety of reasons to expand their home If you have a cramped property, it could be a great idea to convert an extra bedroom. 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 take over your own fancy new bedroom!
It is very common that a household will require more storage space And not just any storage space, but a well-designed system that will fulfil varying needs in coming years. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. In Littlehampton, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.
Your kids will be over the moon when they see your quality playroom conversion in Littlehampton When deciding on your playroom design, you may have it as open or as closed as you wish. A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. 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.
Are you getting bored of your living space? Are there other people who love to read or watch films in your family? You may need a special room for unique activities, massive bookshelves, comfortable chairs, soundproof walls, and atmospheric environment… how does that sound? Our renovation specialists will listen carefully to your needs and wishes and will convert your garage to results that will blow your mind
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
If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Littlehampton. 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 Littlehampton you would also require formal approval to alter the use of a 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 ask for approval from householder planning. The cost would be £500 with any additional design fees as extra. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. Our methodical team can help you with any other permits that you may require such as listed building consents or party wall agreements.
Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. With more complex Littlehampton garage conversion projects you might prefer to have complete structural plans drawn up.
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. It is highly recommendable that a building control officer or inspector looks at your garage conversion because they can give advice regarding a large number of issues such as damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, structural protection and many more.
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 building work to complete the conversion, will be carried out inside the pre-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. Here is a summary of the construction work required for your conversion
An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. 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. 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.
You cannot successfully convert a basement unless the foundation is completely waterproof. All basements should be built up to the maximum retained height of the area to cope with groundwater levels Our expert design team will generally recommend a cavity drain membrane system which will fully regulate your basement drainage. Our competent builders and tradesmen would generally suggest a cavity drain system as it requires very minimal planning.
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. Not only will increased windows or patio doors in your conversion increase the light that can enter, it will also lighten the load placed upon the garage foundations.
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 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.
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. 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.
Sometimes it can prove difficult to prevent condensation from entering a flat roof however our competent builders can ensure this will not happen by placing rigid insulation between and under 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.
It is very important when selecting doors and windows that you ensure they meet the appropriate full unit u values (1.6 w, m2k for windows, 1.84 doors), provide sufficient ventilation, meet safety regulations, and suit your decor. 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.
Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. 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. Designing a more open plan garage conversion could require a structural engineer to make some calculations. 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.
It is possible that within the conversion there will be a habitable room which doesn’t have an exterior door or directly secured path outside, we will ensure that there is an escape window as per building regulations. 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
It may be necessary to upgrade your devices to deal with the new electrical circuits and heating loops which could also potentially raise the total budget by £2000. Our attention to detail means that we want to ensure that your conversion is well lit by installing effective led downlights. Why not consider installing cutting-edge underfloor heating to maximise the interior space in your new conversion?
If you are planning a kitchen or bathroom, the hot and cold water sources as well as drainage would need to be accounted for. One possible problem here could be 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.
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. You can expect to pay in the region of £15 to 25k plus vat for one garage, a simple garage conversion.
Our professional team would undertake the following;
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.
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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