If your family needs more room, consider the benefits of converting the garage. Garage conversions are also more affordable than most other forms of home improvement and in many cases, can be converted under Permitted Development. This means you may not require planning permission for the garage conversion.
A garage conversion can add up to 400 square feet of living space to your home. The conversion process is also faster, easier and less expensive because the building’s main components already exist. Likewise, the wiring is often sufficient. A converted garage can blend in perfectly with the look of your home. Your biggest challenge will be deciding what to do with all that added space!
There are many uses for converted garages. Detached garages are often converted into studios, workshops, breakfast kitchens, guest homes or home offices. Or turn your attached garage into a family room, home theatre or games room for the children.
Plumbing will be your garage conversion’s first necessity if you are planning to include a bathroom or kitchen. The type of Floor finish is another consideration to keep in mind. Roller shutter garage doors will also need to be replaced with a solid wall. Insulation, doorways, paint and design will also have to be dealt with in a timely manner. NADA Architects can manage the entire process for you including the appointment of a reputable builder who will complete all the works to the highest standard. We work regularly with local quality builders on each and every project offering a quality service to all of our clients.
One of the most important factors is that a converted garage should add real value to your home. However, you must consider the fact that you will be removing the luxury of a secure garage for your car. This may not be an issue if you have a reasonable drive to accommodate at least one family vehicle.
In most cases, you would also require structural calculations for the proposed garage conversion to ensure it is built with sufficient structure to support the building. NADA Architects also work with local structural engineers and can arrange the production of these calculations for you. These will assist the builder to quote for the garage conversion and provide a more accurate costing.
The cost of the garage conversion and a specific budget is one of the most important factors to consider. To get an indication of the average cost of a garage conversion, you could expect to pay approximately £900 per m2. This will vary depending on a number of factors such the type of property, location, topography of the site and specific building requirements, type of construction and many more.
To discuss your garage conversion in more detail, please feel free to contact us via the enquiry form or give us a call.