Are you tired of your garage being nothing more than a glorified storage unit or a place to park your car?
The number one reason our clients do a garage conversion is to add living space to their homes.
By converting a garage into a functional living space, you can increase the value of your property and you don't have t move house, Additionally, garage conversions are often more cost-effective than building an addition to the home, making them an attractive option for many homeowners.
There are several benefits to doing a garage conversion. Here are some of the key advantages:
Increased Living Space: One of the main benefits of a garage conversion is the creation of additional living space. Whether you're in need of a home office, extra bedroom, or entertainment area, converting your garage can provide the extra square footage you need without having to move or build an addition.
Increased Home Value: Converting your garage into a functional living space can increase the value of your home. This is especially true if you're adding a bedroom or bathroom, as these are features that homebuyers value highly.
Cost-Effective: Garage conversions are often more cost-effective than building an addition to your home. Since the structure is already in place, you'll save money on materials and labor costs, making it an attractive option for homeowners on a budget.
Versatility: Garage conversions are versatile and can be customized to fit your specific needs and lifestyle. Whether you're looking for a quiet workspace, a gym, or a playroom for the kids, a garage conversion can be designed to meet your unique requirements.
Improved Functionality: Garages are often underutilized and used primarily for storage. A garage conversion can transform this space into a functional area that enhances your daily life. You can create a dedicated space for your hobbies, a home theater, or even a rental unit to generate additional income.
Enhanced Curb Appeal: A well-executed garage conversion can enhance the appearance of your home from the outside. With the right design and materials, a garage conversion can seamlessly blend in with the rest of your home and complement its architectural style.
Here are some frequently asked questions about garage conversions and their answers:
In most cases, garage conversions fall under permitted development rights and do not require planning permission, but there are some exceptions, for example, if the house is a listed building or it is in a conservation area
Contact us and we can advise you if your garage requires Planning approval.
Yes, building regulations approval is required for a garage conversion, as the space will be transformed from a non-habitable to a habitable area.
The duration of a garage conversion project varies depending on the scope and complexity of the work. However, a typical garage conversion can take between 3 to 6 weeks to complete.
The cost of a garage conversion varies depending on the size of the garage, the extent of the work required, and the materials used. As a rough guide, a basic garage conversion can cost between £10,000 to £20,000, while a high-end conversion can cost upwards of £50,000.
Yes, converting your garage can add value to your home, as it increases the living space and functionality of your property.
Yes, it is possible to convert your garage into a self-contained unit, but there are additional regulations and requirements to be met, such as obtaining planning permission for change of use and building regulations approval.
Yes, insulation is essential for a garage conversion, as it helps to regulate temperature and reduce energy costs. This is all covered in the building warrant drawings.
It’s possible to include storage space in your garage conversion design, but it will depend on the intended use of the space and the amount of available room.
We can advise you on this.
In most cases, the garage door will need to be removed and replaced with a new wall and window or door.
However, a partial garage conversion is a type of garage conversion where only a portion of the garage space is converted into a habitable living space, while the remaining space continues to be used as a garage or storage area.
For example, you might choose to convert one half of your garage into a home gym or a playroom for the kids, while the other half remains as a storage area for your car and other items. Alternatively, you might choose to convert a smaller section of the garage into a home office or studio, while the rest of the garage remains untouched.
Partial garage conversions can be a good option for homeowners who want to create additional living space while still maintaining some of the functionality of their garage. They can also be more cost-effective than a full garage conversion, as you won’t need to modify the entire space or make as many changes to the existing structure. Additionally, a partial garage conversion can be a good compromise if you’re not quite ready to give up all of your garage space.
Yes, it is possible to add a bathroom to a garage conversion. However, this will require additional planning and building regulations approval. You will need to ensure that there is enough space to accommodate the bathroom fixtures and that the plumbing and drainage systems are installed correctly. It’s also important to consider ventilation and lighting in the bathroom, as well as any necessary modifications to the electrical system. Working with an experienced architect or contractor can help ensure that all aspects of the garage conversion, including adding a bathroom, are done safely and up to code
If you're considering a garage conversion, there are plenty of good reasons to contact us for help. With dozens of successful garage conversions under our belt, we have the expertise and experience needed to help you transform your garage into a beautiful and functional living space.
We can work with you to design a space that meets your specific needs and fits your budget while ensuring that all aspects of the conversion are designed to comply with building regulations..
We'll guide you through every step of the process. With our help, you can turn your underutilized garage into a space that enhances your daily life and adds value to your home. So why wait? Contact us today to get started on your garage conversion project!