Published on Sunday, 15th January 2017
Categories: Garage Conversions
When it comes to adding extra value to your property and creating extra living space, a garage conversion is an option that often gets overlooked, however, it can be a cost-effective solution to providing some much needed extra room.
For this reason, converting the garage is becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners who want to add vital space to their home, but don’t want to go to the expense of a more costly extension.
Why convert the garage: the benefits
As explained below, there are many benefits to converting the garage:
What to consider when converting a garage
There are some key questions that need to be asked before you proceed with your plans to convert your garage into a living space.
The most important things to consider should be:
Moving the project forward
It can be tempting to undertake a project such as this by yourself, however, expert advice will be essential if you are going to get the best result.
Your first consideration should be planning permission and building control. Planning permission isn’t usually a problem if there is no intention to expand the size of the garage, however, it’s a good idea to speak to your local council to check the guidelines for your area and whether or not planning permission would apply.
Next, a construction firm or architect can help draw up plans and help give you an idea of what your completed conversion will look like. With a firm idea of how you want the finished conversion to appear, a reliable local construction firm will be a key to the success of your garage conversion project.
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