Garage Conversion Hints and Tips

Advantages of a garage conversion

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  • Easily gain an extra room with little cost (in comparison to extensions).
  • Can be completed quickly.
  • Existing structure can be utilised.
  • Can be converted back into a garage.
  • No loss of garden space.
  • Potential to add value to your property.
  • Enhance the look of your property.
  • Avoid the time and cost of moving home.

Disadvantages of a garage conversion

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  • Loss of parking space.
  • Loss of storage space.

 

 

Things to consider

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  • Budget, how much do I want to spend? Use Do I Need Permissions garage conversion cost estimator to find out how much your garage conversion might cost.
  • What can I achieve within my budget?
  • What do I require the space for? Bedroom, family room, dining room, bathroom?
  • Is there an existing access to the garage?
  • Is the existing access in a suitable location?
  • If no access how will I gain access from the existing house to the garage conversion?
  • Will I have sufficient space for parking without a garage?
  • Will I have sufficient storage space without a garage?
  • Are there any permanent items located in the garage that will need to be moved or considered e.g. boiler, gas metres, and electricity metres?
  • Do I need planning permission for garage conversion?
  • Do I need building warrant for garage conversion?

Things to remember

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  • You should NOT start any works until all your permissions are in place.
  • Always use a professional to assist you with planning and building warrant applications.
  • Always get at least 3 quotes for any works. The cheapest is not necessarily the best.
  • Always check customer reviews for any company you use.
  • Remember to apply for your completion certificate once your works are completed. You should keep this completion certificate safe with your property title deeds as it may be required should you sell your house.

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Further information on Garage Conversions

Do I Need Planning Permission For A Garage Conversion

 

Do I Need Building Warrant for a Garage Conversion

 

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