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Garage Conversions

home renovations

Often a neglected space, the garage offers valuable square footage that can be converted into additional living space.

It’s not uncommon for a garage to be turned into a dumping room. The neglected yoga ball, the bicycle you need to fix, that old door that might come in handy one day. It’s all in there, gathering dust, only to be thrown away one day anyway. Why not take the bull by the horns, get rid of the junk, and make a proper job of it? Converting your garage adds valuable extra space and comes in significantly cheaper than converting a loft (about a third cheaper in fact). Don’t rush to check the local property listings, save yourself some stamp duty and invest it in your current home.

Call us today for a chat about your plans for the space and how you see it making your life better. We’ll throw some ideas at you based upon our years of experience and run through what we know works, and what doesn’t, just so you have all the options clearly laid out. Then we’ll draw up a no obligation quote, and if you think we’re the right team for you, book in a date to get the work started!

Garage Conversion FAQ’s

No doubt you’ve got plenty of questions regarding your garage conversion. Great! All questions are welcomed. If you have all the answers, then you can make an informed decision! Below we’ve answered the most common questions we get asked.

Do you need planning permission to convert your garage?

Typically you won’t need to get planning permission to convert your garage. BUT! It should be noted that whilst it is often listed under permitted development, some councils in the UK do require you to first get planning consent. Don’t worry though, we’re here to help you through the process. 

Is converting a garage worth it?

More often than not, converting a garage is a win win. It adds additional living space for you and your family and it can also add up to twenty percent to the value of your home.

How long does a garage conversion take?

You should allow a month for the works to be completed. It’s easy to suggest that it may only be a few weeks, but, realistically it will take longer. Building projects have many moving parts and it’s always better to err on the side of caution.

How much does it cost to convert a garage in the UK?

The average spend in the UK for a garage conversion is £6300. Taking this into consideration, for a single garage conversion you should budget between £5000-£10,000. 

What affects the cost of a garage conversion?

  • Condition of the walls, floors and roof
  • Planning applications
  • A structural engineer
  • Insulation required
  • Internal vs external garages. External garages require more materials as it is free standing, and doesn’t link to any existing part of the house.

Does a new room count as an extra bedroom?

Only if proper regulations are followed when constructing the room to make sure it complies with fire safety rules that exist for rooms that the owner will sleep in.

Can I DIY convert my garage?

If you’re redecorating or simply making the room a bit more comfortable to be in with some simple additions, then the DIY option might be best for you. If however, you want to convert your garage into a proper, usable space that fits into the flow of the rest of your house, then you’ll need trained professionals. Why? Because DIYers rarely know the ins and outs of the rules and regulations that need to be followed, as well as the simple things such as proper ventilation. You wouldn’t want to outlay thousands in materials in an attempt to save on labour costs, only to discover you’ve trapped moisture and created a damp problem in your home.