Garage conversion in Nottingham
In the UK, home owners are finding that it is more cost effective to convert their garage into a living space than to build an extension. This trend has been going on for some time now and many people have decided that this is the best way to add value to their property. If you’re considering converting your garage, there are a few things that you may need to know about garage conversions
Developing a garage conversion can be an excellent way for people to add their own living space without having to sell their home. If you're considering this type of project, the first thing that you should do is consult with an architect or builder for advice and ideas on what will work best in your situation. They'll be able to help you figure out the best way to make use of your property, as well as how much space there is on your property, and how much you want to spend.
Garage conversion cost
So you have been looking into converting your garage? But how much will this cost?
There are several factors that can affect the price of a conversion. Firstly, lets discuss size: A single garage conversion will typically range from around £7000 to £20,000 with an average around the £13500 pound mark; however there is not just one factor affecting this wide range - for example if it were actually detached then this would raise the conversion value considerably, and push the price up from £15,000 to anything up to £55,000. Also you need to take into account the complexity of the conversion, what you will be using the garage for and your choice of structural changes, materials, fixtures and fittings. Obviously if the space is to be converted into a home office or an extra bedroom, then that would be far cheaper than a garage that will be transformed into a kitchen diner. So as you can see there are many numerous facts to be taken into consideration and personal budgets to account for within the planning stages. Call us at Nottingham House Extensions and we can work together to produce a garage conversion tailored to your exact requirements.
Garage conversion ideas
Ever wanted more room in your kitchen for storage and preparation? Convert it, then! By converting the garage into an extension of your kitchen (if they're already adjoined) you can open up much more space. It could even become the new hub of your home with a breakfast bar, island or seated eating area.
Home office garage conversion
Are you a homebody who wants to work in the comfort of your own space? Doors open up new possibilities for office spaces, especially if your garage has limited room. You can give yourself that private, peaceful working environment with just enough space for all those essentials like desks and bookshelves without sacrificing functionality because there are so many doors!
Children's playroom from a garage conversion
If the kids have taken over your house with their toys, why not give them a space of their own? A garage conversion is often an inexpensive and practical solution. With one big area for all their games and activities, you can keep everything in order while also giving them some privacy - which will allow for peace to reign elsewhere on the property!
Garage conversion into a cinema room
A cinema room is a perfect way to stay in and enjoy the latest blockbuster or have movie night with friends. A single garage conversion can provide you with all of these perks, as well as an extra space for games!
Turn your garage into an extra bedroom
One way is to turn your dank, dark garage into a spacious extra bedroom by upgrading the space with a garage conversion. You'll need to plan out where you want everything and make sure that it flows well with the existing rooms of the house. We can change the garage door into a nice big bay window, upgrade the flooring, walls and insulation and create a warm inviting bedroom environment for a family member, or maybe for relatives or visitors to sleep.
Bathroom garage conversion
One of the most popular home renovation projects is adding an extra bathroom. Many people would love to have a downstairs WC in their house for guests, privacy, and convenience reasons- it also makes being able to keep your family bathrooms private from young children easier too! If you don’t already have one or want more than two at least consider turning your unused garage into a modern luxury family bathroom today, and we can certainly do that for you!
Do i need planning permission for a garage conversion
This can all depend on a few variables. But as a general rule of thumb, if you want to convert your garage into a separate home, increase the garage in actual size, or if your conversion will lead to structural changes to the property’s exterior, then you will indeed need some planning permission granted beforehand. Planning permission is most often required for a typical detached garage conversion, because those renovations will qualify as a change of space. But planning permission isn’t normally required for your attached garage as long as all the building work and changes are internal and don’t enlarge the building's structure. Exceptions can be if you reside in a listed, conservation area, or an estate that may have developers covenants attached.
What is permitted development
Permitted development rights are a government scheme, created so that it allows you to extend or renovate your home without the need to go down the full planning application route.
Do I need building regulations?
Yes, many people get this mixed up with planning permission, it's a totally different entity.
Building Regulations are a code of law that is designed to ensure every home, building, and structure meets certain standards. It's important for homeowners not only because they have to live with the finished product but also as it ensures their own safety in an emergency situation. By following Building Regulation guidelines you can be assured your house will be accessible by any individual no matter what level of mobility or impairment they may face.
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