Garage Conversions Essex

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Thinking of making the most of the space in your Garage? Bush Builders have been providing garage conversions in Essex for 25 years. Our expert team of builders will take care of everything from design through to completion. You’ll be able to relax knowing you’re in good hands.

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What our customers have to say

Audrey, Essex - Conversion Job

"Bush Builders are an excellent company. They employ dedicated workman Ricky Bush who organised the conversion did a brilliant job giving more than ever I expected, utterly professional . The result was better than I ever dreamed of, so much so that the men who came to lay the carpet could hardly believe that the room was once a garage. I highly recommend Bush Builders to anyone."

Lynsey, Essex - Conversion Job

"Dave and all of the tradesmen that worked on our loft conversion and side extension were very friendly and helpful. Came up with some great ideas and went above and beyond to make the process as pain-free as possible! Guys tidied up after themselves and were very respectful."

Why Should you Choose Bush Builders?

At Bush Builders we believe that experience is the single most valuable asset in the construction industry. Bush Builders is a proud family-run business, and for over 25 years now, we have led the way in bespoke house extensions Essex. As a family business, we know how important your home is to your family, and we always start every project by discussing how we can make your home, work for you.

We view every house extension that we take on as a unique building project that is minutely tailored to your specifications. Every family’s needs are different, and so the first thing we do in our step by step process is listen to your vision and plan a house extension that will guarantee you can get the most out of your new space.

We have worked alongside hundreds of people whose family or need for space has outgrown their home. Our mission is to make our client’s vision a bricks and mortar reality and we have produced custom-built home extensions costs to fit every client brief. Our aim every time is to maximize the potential for extra space in your home and to work with you to design a house extension that utilizes every inch of that space, whether that be a new utility room in a side return extension or a little playroom for the kids at the back of your new kitchen. We use all our expertise to create a space that works for you. Contact us today to get a free quote and evaluation!

We have gained a reputation for working closely with our customers to build the perfect home extension to fit their needs. We have completed a hugely diverse range of refurbishment projects; from single storey kitchen extensions, through to large multi-storey projects. We draw on all our accumulated knowledge to deliver a home extension that will dramatically transform your home and provide you with the extra space that you need.

We are committed to offering the best advice possible based on our years of experience and knowledge, to make sure that together with our experts, you can plan the perfect house extension Essex for your property. We can take you through each stage of the process; from discussing concept architectural drawings, applying for planning permission and continuing right through to the finishing touches. 

A quality home extension does not just add space but will also add significant value to your home. Throughout every stage of the process, we will offer advice about how to maximize that added value. We have extensive knowledge of property prices in every area in Essex and we can advise you on what sells in your area. We believe that the perfect home extension unlocks the potential space in your home right now, and the potential value of your home you would like in the future.

We fully understand that cost is one of the most important considerations to make when planning your home extension and over our 25 years in the trade we have delivered house extensions in Essex of the highest quality for every level of budget. 

At Bush Builders, we are committed to keeping our prices competitive whilst maintaining the highest quality workmanship, and we firmly believe that the value for money we deliver is unmatched anywhere in Essex, or indeed throughout the rest of the country.

We can offer advice on how to source quality materials whilst keeping your costs down, and have access to a range of suppliers who may be able to secure you with significant trade discounts. We will work closely with you at every stage of the planning and building process to help plan every detail of your budget and make sure that we deliver your dream house extension at a price that you can afford.

If you’ve only just recently started thinking about a house extension, see our house extension cost guide to get an indication of the potential costs of your project. Every building project we take on is unique and so we are more than happy to provide a detailed estimate of the cost of your proposed building works, totally free of charge.

We genuinely believe that we are the number one building companies Essex and that no other company can compete with the standards that we have set.

But don’t just take our word for it! Check out our customer testimonials to see what our clients have to say about our work, or visit our gallery to see it for yourself!

Feel free to contact us using the contact form or give us a call for an informal chat about what we can provide for you. We can answer any queries you have or even arrange a time to come and visit your property so that we can carry out a detailed survey of your site and discuss with you, the best options for your extension.

Get in touch today for a free quotation on your extension works with Essex building companies number one!

Considering Extending your Garage?

Converting a garage is the ideal way to make use of the space. A garage conversion rarely requires planning permission, however, check with the local planning department first. The need to create more living space can be down to several reasons, families grow, maybe you need an extra bedroom, a granny annex?

The cost of a garage conversion is far cheaper and less stressful than moving home. You may be remarkably familiar with local surroundings and know where your favourite clothes shop is, would your children be happy to change their school?

 The garage is usually close to electrics and plumbing, which makes a garage conversion cost effective. The shell is already there, which makes the conversion a lot quicker than building an extension! The foundations and walls are already there.

There are some great ways to use the space, do you need an extra bathroom, office, or a cinema room? If the answer is yes, then an extension is for you.

A standard size garage once converted can give you around 140 square feet of extra space! Ideal for a bathroom, or office. If it is connected to the home, it could be used as an extension to the kitchen or lounge.

A double garage once converted can give you around 280 square feet of extra space, you do not even have to use all the space, some could be kept for storage, or leave half as a garage.

If you have a detached garage you should find out if planning permission is required. Always check as you could be required by law to change it all back again if planning permission was not sought after.

A standard garage conversion could cost be between £5,000 to £8,000, If you are putting in an expensive kitchen or bathroom these costs would add to the overall price of the conversion. 

The garage door will need to be altered and filled in with brickwork, the cost of which is around £1,200. If you would like a window or door added that would cost between £500 and £600, prices go up if the window or doors are bespoke. 

A new concrete floor will need to be put down; this can cost around £1,000. 

Stud walls will need to be installed and insulation added between the walls, the cost for this is around £750.

A garage sometimes has electric, but rarely plumbing and gas, the price for these will need to be considered in the overall costs. A kitchen conversion will definitely need them installed.

When looking for a builder, ask to see other work they have completed. Ask to speak to previous clients. Check for recommendations. Have a look on social media for references. Agree on a fixed price and avoid day rates which will be more expensive. Builders do not have to be regulated, try to find one that is for peace of mind.

An architect will design and produce plans for the construction industry. Choose an architect that is registered, they are not required by law to be, but if registered you will have reassurance. Try to find one with the experience in the conversion of garages. An architect requires payment as they work.

A designer will create a plan for a useable space, and talk you through colours, materials, a designer can help create storage solutions, furniture ideas and help give ideas for your new space. A designer charges around £35 – £50 per hour depending on experience, which could see hourly rate being more. Prices do vary so keep this in mind when considering a designer. 

For a conversion, if planning permission is required, the cost is £206.

The cost for this varies depending on the local authority. You would be charged £100 to submit and then £200 – £400 for an inspection. This is a requirement, as a building regulator ensures work is completed up to safety standards, for instance, fire safety, a good standard of drainage, safe electrics and insulation. The regulator will come and visit during various stages of the conversion to check on standards.

Ideas for a garage conversion

Creative Studio Conversion

Think Art studios, music studio or a graphic designer’s happy place.

Children’s Playroom Conversion

Remove the clutter that’s just gathering dust, turn your garage into a fun area for the kids.

Home Gym Conversion

Turn your unused space into something positive with a home gym or dance studio, a few steps away from a healthier household.

Home cinema Conversion

Instead of going to the cinema, turn your garage into a home cinema with a projector or big tv and surround sound!

Games room conversion

Turn your garage into a gaming sanctuary or just a place to relax after a tough day at the office. From gaming consoles, to VR setups, nothing is out of reach. 

Guest Room Conversion

Instead of letting your friends sleep on the sofa or blow up beds, create a home from home guest room for them

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