Maybe create a that extra bedroom you need, an office, playroom or convert part of the garage ensuring you still have some storage space.
Whatever you choose to do a garage conversion is a cost-effective way of increasing your home with major benefits.
The first step with any garage conversion is to conduct an assessment of the existing structure, in particular the soundness of the foundations, walls and roof. This will go a long way to revealing the extent of works required to create a comfortable living environment – so it’s a key part of the design stages.
Not always. In most cases, garage conversions tend to be considered Permitted Development (PD). If your property is listed or located in a conservation area, then you will need to apply for planning permission. If planning permission is not required, you should still submit an application for a Certificate of Lawfulness – this is proof that all work was undertaken within guidelines and is vital paperwork should you ever sell your home.
Regardless of whether your garage conversion needs planning permission, you will still need to meet building regulation approval on all work done, the broad elements covering all new garage conversions include:
A building control surveyor will inspect your conversion at various stages and will be responsible for issuing a completion certificate upon final inspection.
Daking Designs will produce the drawings required to satisfy local council’s requirements.
Whether you need planning permission or just building regulations we will prepare and submit these on your behalf taking all the stress away from you.
The exact price of a conversion can depend on many things, such as the size of your garage, the age of the property, and the finish of the overall installation. Most garage conversions start at around £8,000 which is a cheaper alternative to gaining extra space in the home, compared with building an extension.
A well designed garage conversion is a cost-effective way of extending your home. Not only does this add value to your property, it will also provide you with added space.
Sound good? Contact us today for a chat regarding your project, we offer a free no obligation quotation.