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Garage Conversions

Excellence has been specialising in garage conversions & property development for over 30 years.

Garages might have been designed for storing cars, but in reality, they generally end up becoming another dusty, un-loved and under-utilised dumping ground.

Therefore, converting it into a SPACE YOU LOVE, which enhances your daily life and home experience, could be an excellent idea. Like our Loft Conversions, converting your garage has the potential to increase the value of your home.
Transforming your car garage into a good and habitable living space takes much more than merely moving the car out and installing some furniture and a fridge. So, before bringing in a couch, putting down a carpet and installing your TV, why not seek our expert services? Excellence Living has been offering garage conversion services for over 30 years.
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Deciding how to use your converted garage

Deciding how to use your converted garage will depend not just on your space needs, but also on how the garage space actually lies in relation to the rest of your house.

As creative Space Experts, Excellence Living, will be able to guide you through all of the potential design options and associated conversion costs, helping you to transform your dusty dumping ground into your families PERFECT HAPPY SPACE:

  • ADULTS HIDEAWAY – Dads Den or Mums Retreat
  • TEEN HANGOUT – Games Room, Home Cinema or Chill Out space.
  • FAMILY HUB – Luxury open plan kitchen, lounge and/or dining area – Perfect for all those large family Christmases and all year-round celebrations & family together time.
  • FRIENDS TO STAY – Versatile & stylish guest or spare room
  • INDEPENDENT SPACE – Self-contained living space for elderly parents or older children, who want independence, but still need the support of the family home.
  • COMMUTERS DREAM – Stylish Home Office or Home Business, saving not only the environment, but your time, stress, travel cost & hours of potential road rage.
  • PLAY & INSPIRE – Childs Playroom, Home theatre or Craft/Hobby Space
  • HEALTHY YOU – Get up and at it & even work out in your PJ’s if you like. A Home Gym leaves you with no excuses and better still, no costly gym membership.

Cost Effective

Renovating and converting a garage makes lots of financial sense, as it already has a foundation and walls. It’s certainly cheaper than building an extension.

However, done unprofessionally, it could be unsafe and even possibly cost you much more, in the long run. That is why we always recommend seeking Excellence Livings professional advice.

10 Steps To A Perfect Garage Conversion

STEP 1: YOUR REQUIREMENTS


Once you have contacted us,

We will arrange a FREE, NO OBLIGATION visit to your home to discuss your exact requirements, find out what is really important to you and run through the best possible design options/solutions.

I will calculate the size of your garage, including the space/s you require.

Based on your answers and requirements, I should also be able to provide you with a rough estimate for your project.

STEP 2: QUOTATION


Once you are happy with our initial discussion and rough estimate,

I will prepare and forward a full written quotation and a draft design.

A second FREE, NO OBLIGATION visit can be arranged to discuss these and ensure you are fully satisfied with the choices you have made.

DON'T FORGET: We work alongside an Award-Winning Financial Advisor.

Should you like to have a Free No-obligation chat to see how best to fund your dream project, visit our finance page for more information or Get in Touch

STEP 3: DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE


Once you are happy with the quotation & design (no hidden extras) and have paid an initial deposit (normally 10%),

I will arrange for an architect to visit your property in order to prepare full plans and drawings for your approval.

You will also be presented with your personal Excellence Project Pack, which includes all your package details and your Customer Care/Support Pack.

If required, we will also provide you with a Party Wall Agreement for your neighbours to sign, which you can then store in your project file.

STEP 4: BUILDING REGULATIONS & PLANNING


Once you have agreed and signed your drawings they will be sent to the Local Authority for approval.

STEP 5: COMMENCE WORK


Once approval is received,

I will arrange a date with you to commence your project.

Before work begins, we will introduce you to our approved scaffolders (If required), who will erect a work and storage platform.

As a matter of courtesy, we will also ensure that your neighbours are notified, if necessary.

STEP 6: GARAGE SHELL CONSTRUCTION


Phase 1 of all loft conversions is to create the shell of your new room/s.

Depending on the size of your project, this would typically involve:

WEEK 1 & 2

  • Steel beams being installed to support the new, independent floor and to support the weight of the roof once certain structural items have been removed.
  • New floor joists being fitted
  • Any plumbing and electrical work, which needs to be installed under the new flooring
  • The Local Authority building control officer will check to ensure that all work is being carried out according to the approved plans and calculations.
  • Once building control has approved the work, the new flooring is fixed down.

WEEK 3 & 4

  • Alterations to the roof are made – for example, velux’s are installed, dormers and gables are built.
  • New internal walls are built, while our approved roofers complete outside weather protection
  • Electricians and plumbers fit any necessary wires and pipes for radiators, switches, sockets etc.
  • Insulation is cut and fitted according to approved standards.
  • Building control may also wish to re-visit the property to inspect work.
  • Plasterboards are cut and fitted to complete the lofts shell.

STEP 7: STAIRCASE & PLASTER FINISH


Any necessary alterations to the new flooring and your original flooring are made to accommodate your new stairwell.

Your new staircase will then be fitted and all new rooms and stairwell are plastered.

STEP 8: SECOND FIX


After sufficient drying time, final fittings are carried out:

  • Plumbers will attach radiators, sanitary ware and so on
  • Electricians will fit switches, light fittings, smoke detectors etc
  • Our craftsmen will fit doors, latches, architraves, skirting, handrails and spindles

STEP 9: AUTHORITY APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION


Around week 5/6, the Local Authority Building Control Officer will make his final inspection and report back.

The work is then signed off by the council.

STEP 10: CONGRATULATIONS


CONGRATULATIONS

your new dream living space is complete. Your home will have increased in value and your family can now enjoy a better quality of home life.

Upon completion, you will also be presented with a special gift from us to celebrate your new room and to thank you for choosing Excellence Living for your conversion.

Planning Permission & Building Control

We have strong and positive working relationships with all Local Authorities and have built credible trust and rapport with their Planning Officers.  We have vast experience of submitting successful applications and our invaluable expertise means we are able to skilfully navigate this sometimes-difficult process, in order to gain the desired outcome.

In order to provide our clients with an effective, rapid & pro-active Building Control service, we also work alongside a private and highly professional & regulated Building Control company. They not only ensure our projects are completed to the highest standard, meeting current Building Regulations but are available to assist and find the very best solutions to any unforeseen building issues.

Real Love and Care

From the beginning of the process right to the end, we provide a hands-on approach that lets you know we care just as much about the process as we do the final build.  Your experience and journey with us truly matters & our passion for customer satisfaction is second to none.
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As a growing family with three boys ranging from 6 to 13, we definitely needed more space. Paul and his team not only helped create a much-loved sanctuary for our eldest teenage son, but their level of care, attention to detail & continuous advice, made the whole process a breeze. Our loft conversion added real value to our house, but more importantly gave us back our home. The space has been a huge difference to our family.

A Kounnou

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We have been so impressed with the professional, first-class service shown by Excellence Living. The polite and friendly team listened to all our requirements and worked diligently to deliver our building projects on time and in budget. We are delighted with the finished results of their workmanship - which has added a real “WOW” factor to our home - and we would highly recommend Excellence Living to anyone.

Mr & Mrs Venn

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Tan and I are over the moon with the lovely space you have created - the kids love it. Thank you to you and your team for delivering a cracking conversion.

Jason Roberts

East Brent, Highbridge White quotation mark White quotation mark

We love our loft – Excellence Loft Services did a brilliant job. They really listened to us and the result is a stunning space. They were also really nice chaps to have around. We will definitely use them again when we need any building work.

Mr & Mrs Freeman

Bristol White quotation mark White quotation mark

We are really pleased with our loft. The space Paul & the boys have created is fantastic. Rosa & Noah certainly like it! It's made a huge difference to the space with have.

Mr & Mrs Ford

Portishead White quotation mark White quotation mark

Thank you for your hard work, expertise & enthusiasm in the planning and delivery of our loft conversion. The new space is beautiful and means our home can now meet our needs in the future.

Mr & Mrs Davey

St Georges, Bristol White quotation mark White quotation mark