Why opt for a garage conversion?
If you love where you live and just need a little more space a garage conversion can give you the additional space you need, without the expense and hassle of moving. In an article published in The Telegraph in April 2015 the average costs of moving were quoted at almost £12,000.00! That’s in addition to the extra you are likely to be paying for moving to the house that gives you the space you desire. A well-thought out and professionally managed garage conversion can add as much as 10 per cent to the value of your home. It can be one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your property’s resale value.
The type of conversion we undertake most regularly is a garage conversion. Often we will be creating an additional space to relax, a home office, a dedicated dining room, or depending on the size of the garage a ground floor bedroom suite. The possibilities are endless-perhaps you’ve always wanted a home cinema or a sewing room. We can explore any ideas you may have.
Planning permission and Building Regulations
Garages: -If your garage is attached to your home and you wish to convert it into habitable space then planning permission is not usually required providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building. Normally you would need to apply for building regulations and change of usage. Without a building regulations completion certificate, you may encounter difficulties should you wish to sell your home in the future as your beautiful new room would still technically be a garage. Having a conversion completed by expert builders, which meets building regulations ensures elements such as the foundations, flooring, ventilation, fire safety with appropriate doors and windows, insulation, electrics, roof, external and internal walls and drainagehave been considered and met.
Once you know you wish to convert your garage please call us and arrange a home visit. Jason will come and meet with you and discuss what you hope to achieve, during this process he will get to understand how you like to use your space/home. On occasion he will use his 20 plus years of experience and knowledge to make suggestions in order to help optimise your space whilst still achieving what you need from your home.
Why choose Creating Better Homes team of professional builders?
The advantage of using our team of expert builders is that you can be assured the project will be completed to both our and your exacting standards – just see our customer testimonials for independent assurance.We are Which? Trusted Traders and we work closely with the local building inspector where required to ensure any works are signed off upon completion. We always use Gas Safe registered engineers where required and ‘Part P / NIC EIC’ registered electricians for all of our domestic work.
If you want further assurance, please look at pictures of our projects both on Facebook and on the site.