YourLondonBuilders.co.uk have been converting garages for over thirty years. Whether you are looking for for quite a modest garage conversion or a beautifully finished wow factor conversion YourLondonBuilders.co.uk is your number one choice in London.
Once you have signed contracts with us we will take care of every aspect of your garage conversion. As well as supplying expert in-house craftsmen we will also take care of planning applications ( if necessary ) and Building Regulations. You may also need to make use of our Architects, Structural Engineers and Interior Designers for your garage conversion. Of course, if you already have the design and necessary permissions we are quite happy to go ahead and build your garage conversion to the required specifications. We are very proud of the fact that over 90% of our garage conversion work comes through customer recommendation.
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Garage Conversions - Our Price Promise
All garage conversions by YourLondonBuilders.co.uk come with exceptional warranties and guarantees. All staff are insured, experienced and certified within their own particular profession. YourLondonBuilders.co.uk will charge you a fair and competitive price for garage conversion projects. Our priority is always producing a quality result with a beautiful finish - we never take shortcuts which will compromise the integrity of the conversion.
For your peace of mind YourLondonBuilders.co.uk will fund the first £10,000 of any garage conversion project. As a rough guide, expect to pay around £1,500 to £1,800 per square metre for a single story garage conversion.Over the years we have completed may types of house extensions and conversions. Take a look at our portfolio of work to discover more
The conversion of a garage will normally require approval under Building Regulations. Click below for more info on Garage Building Regulations
YourLondonBuilders.co.uk will guide you through the process of obtaining Building Regulation Approval for your garage conversion. See below for a fuller explanation of the work required.
The majority of garage conversions do not need planning permission - exceptions are double story conversions, Heritage Buildings, listed building or in cases were permitted development rights have been removed.
Once contracts have been signed we will contact the Local Authority on your behalf. If the council is willing to respond to a verbal enquiry this will take about two days. If a written enquiry is necessary this will take around 2 to 3 weeks
If Planning Permission is required we will do all the application drawings for you and submit them to the council on your behalf. This will cost around £700 plus council fees if applicable.
The process usually takes around two to three months depending on the Local Authority involved.
All The Team at YourLondonBuilders.co.uk are time served and have years of experience under their belts.
All our builders belong to the relevant building trade associations. This is your assurance of a professional job backed by guarantees and warranties.
The new front wall of the garage conversion will need to be built to satisfy building regulations. This means it must be a cavity wall with a layer of insulation inserted in the cavity.
Invariably, foundations will need to be dug to support the weight of the wall plus the roof. Damp proof membranes will be installed making the wall water tight.
YourLondonBuilders.co.uk also use cement render with a water proof inhibitor on the inside of the external wall giving further protection against damp.
Most existing garage walls will not be of the cavity wall type. They will need to removed, foundations dug down to 1.2metres in depth, and a new, thermally insulated cavity wall built in their place. The foundations will support both the weight of the wall and the new roof. During the process a DPM will be installed to water proof the garage conversion and thermal insulation placed inside the cavity. An internal skin of cement render with a water proofing additive completes the job making the wall completely water tight.
Some modern garages may already be built with cavity walls. This will significantly reduce the cost of the build.
YourLondonBuilders.co.uk normally dig out the existing garage floor, install a damp proof membrane and a layer of insulation, and then in fill with concrete creating a solid floor.
This can then be finished with a floating wooden floor, tiles or carpeted.
Older properties in London may have a suspended timber floor. If the floor of the garage conversion needs to match this then YourLondonBuilders.co.uk can install timber floor joists from wall to wall with a damp proof membrane beneath the new floor.
Why stop at a garage conversion? YourLondonBuilders.co.uk have an expert team to turn dreams into reality.
Take a look at our House Extensions page for more information
YourLondonBuilders.co.uk normally replace existing garage roofs, whether pitched of flat, with a new pitched roof. The new pitched roof can be made from tiles or slates and will conform to all necessary Building Regulations.
Flat Roofs are cheaper to install but have many disadvantages over a pitched roof. Longevity and aesthetic value are two main concerns. Pitched roofs last longer, needless maintenance and look fantastic
Room ventilation is another aspect of Building Regulation Control. Good ventilation will prevent a build of moisture and condensation preventing damage to the property and possible severe health problems
Wooden Floors and Roof spaces must be well ventilated, walls may need air bricks and Bathrooms, Kitchens and shower rooms must have an extraction system.