Converting garages in London

Conversion of Garages in London, is a very popular way of getting extra living space.

Levitt Bernstein architects are proposing a new idea on how to convert garages into (very) small homes.

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Existing Garages in London

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Proposed Garage Conversions

Disused lock-up garages,is one way that extra housing could be found.
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The interior of the Garage Conversion

Each home will measure 11.5 square metres, and contain a bed, kitchen and bathroom, with room for a small table and two chairs.

How long it takes to build a kitchen extension?

How long it takes to build a kitchen extension and how much it will cost, are the most common questions that the customers normally ask the builders.
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A standard built kitchen extension normally takes between 6 weeks and 12 weeks, depending on circumstances and Technical Specifications.

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For example, digging the foundation manually, will add time and cost to the building project.

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Using a mechanical digger will speed up the job and will cost less, if access to the building site permits.

The cost of building a kitchen extension can vary between 30k and 120k. The builders will consider the type of roof, walls, windows, floor, electrics and plumbing, finishing, etc – you requested, when giving you a price.

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Having no access to the building site, means extra cost to the Building Company by using a Concrete Pump to carry the concrete to the foundation.

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Pouring the concrete into the foundation

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Victorian terraced house extensions in London

Most of the Victorian houses in London can have a side-return extension.

Due to the space available, an open plan ground floor – kitchen, is a very popular choice.

A common problem when building an extension to a terraced house is the access to the building site. The builders have to go through the main house with the materials. Most often than not,ground floor refurbishments is required as the walls and floor can be damaged during the building works.

Conversion,Water tower converted into a house

A Belgian water tower built in 1938 and used during the war as a watchtower was converted into a family home with spectacular results. The conversion works started in 2007.

The Building Conversion now boasts a garage with parking space for two cars, a study room, guest bedroom with it’s own en suite bathroom,a master bedroom, main bathroom, Living room, kitchen and dining room,and on the roof, a terrace.

The Kitchen

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Living room & Dining Room


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Roof Terrace

Building an extension has never been easier

New Planning Permission regulations will allow people to build bigger house extensions than ever before, up to 8m long for detached homes and 6m for others.

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The new Planning rules on extensions are expected to be only for limited amount of time, the idea behind this is to reinvigorate the construction industry by taking away the planning officers from building projects and hoping that the builders will take full advantage of the new planning rules.

Homeowners and businesses will, for a limited time, be able to build much bigger extensions without planning permission than they can at present.

The new Permitted Development Rights will make it easier to install conservatories and loft extensions without going through weeks of planning bureaucracy, the prime minister promised.

Full planning permission – required for extensions of more than three or four metres from the rear wall of any home – will only now be needed for those reaching beyond 8m for detached homes and 6m for others.

Businesses will be able to expand shops by 100 square metres and industrial units by 200 square metres.

lmost 200,000 households apply each year for permission to make improvements such as conservatories, rear extensions and garage conversions.

Application fees are typically £150 and professional fees can cost thousands more.
Under the current “existing permitted development” rules, single-storey rear extensions and conservatories can be constructed without planning permission as long as they do not extend beyond the rear wall of the original house by a set distance.
For semi-detached properties, the current limit is three metres and for detached homes four metres.

Listed buildings aside, you already can build a conservatory up to 30sq metres without planning permission or building regulations. Many side and rear extensions are also exempt provided they conform to standard building regulations.

Kitchen Extensions

In London most kitchen extensions have a flat roof or a pitched roof. Flat roof kitchen extensions are more popular due to its low cost compared to a pitched roof kitchen extension. Skylights and roof lights are very common, providing the kitchen extension with extra natural light. When building a kitchen extension, our Kitchen Extension Builders can advise you what type of kitchen extension is best for you.

Kitchen Extension with pitched roof

The construction of a Kitchen Extension with pitched roof is slightly more expensive in terms of labour and materials cost.It has advantages over the flat roofs by being more aesthetically pleasing and a longer life span.

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Kitchen extension with a pitched tiled roof and a roof window

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Pitched roof tiles for a kitchen extension

Kitchen Extension with a flat roof

Most flat roofs for kitchen extension are made of bitumen layers or asphalt and lead.

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Kitchen Extension, asphalt flat roof and skylights

Kitchen extension, bitumen flat roof
Kitchen extension, bitumen flat roof

Combination of a flat roof and pitched roof for kitchen extension
Combination of a Kitchen Flat Roof and a Kitchen Pitched Roof

Lead flat roof for a kitchen extension
Lead flat roof for a kitchen extension

Terrace flat roofing
Terrace flat roofing

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Garage Conversion Company

Garage Conversion Company in London

Attached or detached Garage Conversions ?

Detached Garage Conversions
If the garage is not attached to the main building the options for a Garage Conversion are limited.

Attached Garage Conversions
In London, UK, Attached Garage Conversions are the best way to extend the main building, also cheaper than detached Garage Conversions.

Garage Design

A Garage Design & Conversion means one thing : There is not much room for external design. However, it should complement the existing main house or property.

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Garage Conversion Builders in London