A Garage Conversion is a great way to add more usable space to your home. Structural changes and building costs for a garage conversion are less than an extension because you’re working with an existing structure. However, there will be some major alterations to make, so before you start to gather quotes, consider some of the following points.
Garage Doors: The most obvious alteration will be the removal of a garage door and adding a weather-tight replacement. This is relatively simple to do because, in most circumstances, the space only needs bricking up with the choice of a window or door fitting to make the front of the property aesthetically pleasing.
Doors and Windows: Both essential parts of making your garage feel like an extension of the house. The size, aspect and location of the room will determine how many are needed. On average, a door or window.
Walls: The majority of walls created in a garage conversion are constructed of timer stud work. Insulation can then be added between these walls and the existing structure to increase energy efficiency.
Finishing Touches: Plastering, electrics and skirting boards are part of the finished look. We can install kitchen units into a utility area with a sink and plumbing for a washer and vents for a dryer. If your existing central heating is adequate then a radiator can be installed.
There are a number of benefits in choosing a garage conversion as a way to extend your home:
If you’re lucky and have a double garage, you can convert half the space, keeping somewhere to park your car but still benefiting from a new room, or you can create one big room or two rooms depending on how much room you have.
One of the great things about converting an existing structure is that you don’t need to lay new foundations or build walls from scratch; something that will save a lot of money. In addition, many garages already have electricity and this will reduce your project’s cost even more. When compared to building an average extension, a garage conversion is the obvious choice.
- Extra room
- No additional foundations required
- Cheaper than an extension
How much does a Garage Conversion cost?
All garage conversion projects are different, cost can depend on the size and finish required, and what you need the finished room for. Call us today on 01757 638900 to arrange a site vists.
Do you offer a guarantee on your Garage Conversions?
Crystal Clear is a member of QANW, an insurance backed guarantee which provides valuable consumer protection for homeowners and increases customers confidence that the installer is reliable and trustworthy.
Do I need planning permission / building regulations for a Garage Conversion?
Planning permission is not usually required to convert your garage into additional living space for your home, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building, as it often falls under 'permitted development'. Converting a garage will always need a building regulations application, which we can help you with.