Converting a garage into usable living space will add value to your houses and is the perfect way to make use of space that more often than not is rarely used for cars and has become a dumping ground for items we don’t know what to do with.
Planning permission is usually not required and building regulations will cost around £300.
95 % of the work takes place inside the garage and creating the opening from the house is one of the last things which minimize noise and dust.
A standard size garage will give you around 14m2 of extra space often used as an office, teenage, guest bedroom utility room home cinema or even a fitness room.
It is often possible to open up the kitchen or hallway too depending on the layout of your home.
The work usually takes up to a maximum of 10 days.
Finally the building inspector will make a final visit during the alteration that he/she will have monitored and to issue completion certificate.
- Damp proofing
- Fire escape routes
- Structural soundness
- Work to electrics