LSP Builders is a garage conversion specialist for Market Harborough, Corby and the surrounding areas. We deliver space-saving solutions and practical ways to optimise garage space by transforming it into something new. Turn a cluttered, underused garage into a new office area, a playroom or even a luxurious spa and sauna. Like house extensions, garage conversions increase property resale values.
Work on any type of conversion is internal and won’t require planning permission. If you plan to convert a garage into habitable space, however, current building regulations require that we gain the relevant approvals.
Our contractors offer a full design-and-build service for garage conversions. Should a project in Market Harborough, Corby, Northamptonshire or South Leicestershire require plumbing, electrical or joinery work, we enlist reputable subcontractors. Customers receive obligation-free consultations where we discuss how to utilise available space. We also use the consultation to confirm the project specification and any materials needed.
THE FIRST STAGE OF GARAGE CONVERSIONS
Prior to starting any internal work on garage conversions, we make sure the roofing and the walls are sound and 100% watertight. Next, we begin the internal build by reconstructing the working area. Our building contractors strip out the main structure to expose potential problems such as unsteady brickwork and hidden pipework.
Stripping a garage allows us to remove older electrical wiring and to use an approved subcontractor to rewire in compliance with current IET and Part P regulations. First-fix work provides the basis for electrical and heating supplies.
LSP Builders removes the garage door and replaces the aperture with an external wall, taking care to accommodate space for timber, uPVC or composite entrance points. We dispose of accumulated waste at local recycling centres near Market Harborough and Corby as part of our commitment to sustainability.
Our building contractors use lintels, where appropriate, to hold brickwork in place.
Some garage conversions require floor relevelling to accept new coverings, and membranes to protect newly-laid materials from dampness. We also insulate the subfloor to make your conversion energy efficient.
WALL AND CEILING CONSTRUCTION
We reconstruct walls and ceilings, meeting current building regulations for moisture and insulation levels in habitable space. We also weatherproof and insulate the inside and outside walls. An independent stud wall and partitioning system, built off a damp course, covers and protects the interior insulation materials.
If garage conversions require new doors and windows, we liaise with local tradesmen in Market Harborough, Corby and the surrounding Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire areas to arrange a prompt installation.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES
After the completion of our building services, we bring in approved subcontractors to carry out the second-fix plumbing, electrical, joinery and decorative work. Your assigned project manager oversees external contractors to ensure they meet our own high standards and those specified in current building regulation.
LSP Builders provides homeowners with a final walkthrough of the finished work and rectifies snags before leaving site, leaving you free to enjoy your new living or workspace.