Garage Conversions in Steyning, West-Sussex


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Steyning Garage Conversions

There are a few different ways to expand existing rooms within your home, a low-cost garage conversion is one of the most attractive. Because a garage is a pre-existing structure, a conversion can be much cheaper than an extension, which would involve building something completely new. If your garage already has lights and possibly an electric door, there could be no need for any kind of electrical rewiring for your new garage conversion. The addition of our beautifully designed, single-storey garage conversion, will act as a complement to your existing house. Garages are typically used as storage areas, to store vehicles in the building, and more. Our trusted and professional team of builders will be happy to design and execute a beautiful and unique garage conversion.  We will not waste either time or money when converting your garage into a beautiful living space.
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Could You Benefit From the Additional Space in Your Garage?

Although your garage may be being used as a storage area, it could be the perfect option to provide you with additional living space. A high quality garage conversion can provide you with a perfect solution to any space issues that you may have within your current property.

You must ask yourself, am I putting my garage to good use?

Cars have grown much bigger in recent years and houses much smaller. Some years ago most people used to simply use the garage for storing their car. 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 garages become spaces to store old items that you may have no use for ever again. As we generally need living space more than we need storage space, we are often overlooking a very cost-effective and simple way to enlarge our home.

Will a Garage Conversion Make my Property More Valuable?

If you wish to add up to 20% to your home’s value and gain additional valuable living space, why not consider one of our high quality garage conversions? 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

If your property boasts a double garage we could do a superb conversion on only half the space. 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.

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Why Opt for a Garage Conversion in Steyning?

Is your garage space being used wisely?

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. Modern cars are routinely galvanised meaning that they do not need to be protected from inclement weather in a garage.

So if you can park in the driveway, don’t let this precious asset waste away! 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. We generally favour installing glazed doors in between a garage conversion and the adjoining room to create a much lighter and more spacious interior.

Generally old garages are used for,

  • No need to relocate to a new, bigger house
  • Four larger internal living spaces
  • Increasing property value
  • Large family
  • Easy to park the vehicle somewhere else
  • Also difficult to fit larger vehicle in standard 150 ft.² garage
  • Probably not necessary to request planning permission
  • No need to relocate to a bigger property
  • Perfect conversion to suit your requirements
  • Reduce unwanted items in the house
  • Increased luminosity in interior living space

Our Garage Conversion Services in Steyning

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.  Any council consents that you may require in Steyning to complete your beautiful garage conversion, can be left to elite builders London to acquire.

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

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. 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.

Elite builders London are here to help you realise all of your design ideas whether they relate to lighting, colours, storage or anything else. Whatever you require, we can help.

Steyning High-Quality Extra Bedroom Conversions

There are often different factors at play when it comes to deciding whether to convert an extra bedroom. If you live in a cramped house, you may be wishing for some extra space. Finding sleeping spots for your family members and guests could be challenging, for example Our high quality bedroom conversions will allow you to enjoy a whole new area in which to relax or rest. You could also enjoy a brand-new bedroom yourself!

Storage space conversion in Steyning

It is very common that a household will require 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 Steyning your new storage area has all your family easily needs and a little more

Steyning kids playroom conversion

A wonderful choice can be converting your garage into a special kids playroom in Steyning. The playroom may be as open or as closed as you wish A playroom can offer them a wonderfully safe environment to play whilst being supervised by you. 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!

High quality living space conversion in Steyning

Would you like to improve your living room in Steyning? Are there any avid movie watchers or book 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.

Planning permission in Steyning and high quality garage conversions

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 Steyning.

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. By changing the original use of your detached garage, you may be required in Steyning to apply for formal approval.

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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. 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!

Our garage conversion services in Steyning

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. Your quality garage conversion in Steyning may require council consents for any of the structural or interior changes, we will be happy to handle this for you.

Steyning Workspace Conversions

Would you like a brand-new office space in your Steyning home?

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

Whatever ideas you have regarding lighting, storage, colour schemes etc. Elite builders London have the knowledge to implement them exactly. We are committed to delivering exactly what you require for your garage conversion, to the highest specifications.

Extra bedroom conversion in Steyning

People have many reasons to have their homes expanded and converted in Steyning Many people live in cramped houses, which is often a very compelling reason to convert an extra bedroom. 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. It is also possible that you may want the new conversion for yourself.

Storage Space Conversion in Steyning

One thing that many households need is 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. Our detail orientated engineers can install a storage system that will help you to store all household items neatly behind closed doors. In Steyning, our beautiful storage conversions will ensure that all of your families items are safely and securely stored.

Kids playroom conversion in Steyning

Why not delight your children by turning your garage into a wonderful kids playroom in Steyning? You can design a playroom that you can see into, or one that is closed. 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!

Why not consider a living space conversion in Steyning?

Would you like to improve your living room in Steyning? 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 ingenious designers and engineers can guarantee that whatever you require for your garage conversion, they can deliver it to the highest standard.

Planning permission in Steyning and high quality garage conversions

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

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If your garage conversion falls within the ambit of permitted development (pd), you may not require planning consent in Steyning. 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). Most properties in Steyning will require written formal approval if you plan to alter the use of your detached garage.

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. Excluding design fees, the cost for that will be £500. By completing and submitting an application to householder planning, you would be covered should you desire any major structural changes during the conversion. 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.

Converting your garage and building regulations in Steyning

Because this form of conversion requires a change of use, a garage conversion would be subject to the building regulations. Sometimes when undertaking a complicated conversion, it is recommended to have complete structural plans drawn up before you begin.

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. In addition to structural protection, damp proofing, ventilation, insulation, and energy conservation, fire safety (including escape routes), electrical and plumbing are key areas the building control officer or authorised inspector can look at.

Steyning garage conversion key works and considerations

Garage conversions cannot begin until the walls and roof have been completely sealed and made watertight, so this is the first step. The majority of the work will then take place inside the existing garage.

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. Our team will carry out the following during the construction process

  Evaluating the existing floor

An existing concrete floor could well be solid enough to accommodate general domestic use. 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. Our expert team of engineers are highly adept at insulating garage floors in a way that will simply place them on the same level as the floors of the main house.

Building work to convert a basement

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. With minimal planning and disruption a cavity drain membrane system can be installed to regulate your basement drainage.

  • Infilling the door

    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. The evaluation of the design stage should determine whether the foundations require modifications to accommodate the new loads. As glass weighs less than brick walls, it is highly recommended that in the initial planning stage you include more glass.

  • High-quality 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. 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). 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.

Roof insulation

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. By insulating a roof at the rafter level, we can create a warm roof system in which we would also generally use rooflights.

Condensation can be highly detrimental to the building structure, therefore flat roofs will require rigid insulation between the ceiling joists and under them with a ventilation gap above. It is often a concern that the conversion will decrease the height from floor-to-ceiling, however our innovative design techniques involve the use of slim multi-foil or polysocianyiltrate products which means that no height will be lost in the conversion process.

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Which doors and windows would you suggest?

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. It is possible to keep costs down at this stage of the construction by operating on regular units. Casements sashes and door sets can be installed into the wall by punching a suitable hole and inserting lintels as desires

Our talented engineers can also apply the same method to install main house and garage entrances. By using, for example, a reinforced steel beam, our innovative team can help make your garage conversion feel more open plan. This kind of work can involve a structural engineer to make calculations. Be aware of the possibility that if you have an integrated garage there may be restrictive agreements imposed by a developer which will have to be purchased before the conversion can take place.

We will always fit an escape window into any habitable room that doesn’t have an exit to ensure that all building and safety regulations are being met. An escape window must have an openable area that is not more than 1100 mm from the finished stage, a transparent openable area of at least not 0.33 mm2 and should also have a width and height of not less than 450 mm.

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Heating and electrics

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. 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. 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.

Will a garage conversion be expensive?

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. If you require a simple garage conversion, for one garage, we would suggest a budget of around £15 to 25k plus vat.

For this budget what work can I expect?

Our professional team would undertake the following;

  • Submits building notice and deal with inspectors
  • Cover drive and supply skip
  • Remove existing door and frame
  • Dig footing to the front of the garage and supply and fit one 150×100 mm prestressed concrete lintel
  • Construct cavity wall in selected regrade to damp proof course with all brickwork above ground level on outer walls to match existing facing walls
  • Supply and fit window to match existing
  • Supply and fit window board
  • Create opening from house to garage
  • Supply and fit one matching internal door to opening
  • Supply and fit polythene radon, damp proof barrier to walls and floor
  • Supply and fit new insulated door
  • Supply and fit new insulated floor
  • Supply and fit one radiator
  • Supply and fit four double sockets
  • Supply and fit one ceiling rose and switch
  • Batten and insulate all exterior walls
  • Supply and fit plasterboard to all walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Plaster walls and ceiling where necessary
  • Supply and fit skirting and architrave
  • Make good all disturbed areas and clear away rubbish
  • Jet wash drive
  • Gain final building certificates
  • Provide company 15 year guarantee

Free consultation to discuss your garage conversion

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.

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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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