Milton Keynes garage conversion company
If you're stuck for space, we have experience converting all types of garages in and around Milton Keynes.We'll endeavour to find the best solution for you and your home, and convert your garage into a practical living space.
If you're worried about the aesthetic of having a new build on your property, we can ensure that the new brick work and windows match those on your existing home. So if you're ready to turn your dumping ground for the clutter you're not really sure what to do with into valuable living space, get in contact with us today for a free no obligation quote.
All of our builders are highly trained and experienced in working with a variety of garage conversion methods, and most importantly alongside our customers to ensure that we deliver the best service to your home in order to retain our impeccable feedback from our many happy customers.
Benefits of a garage conversion.
Garage conversions are now another way to add value to your home. A well designed garage conversion can add up to 10% to the current value of your home.
Garage conversions are a great alternative to moving home if you're in need of more space, after all you can't recoup the costs of moving but you can certainly reap the benefits of additional value added to your home especially in today's uncertain economy.
Unlike a lot of other renovation work, when it comes to garage conversions, the design process is totally under your control. Our builders will work with you step by step to make your dream room your reality. Subject to legal and technical restrictions of course.
You don't even have to worry about additional council tax. Moving from a 3 bedroom house to a 4 bedroom house could see your council tax going up a band, however if you do decide to convert your garage, it won't have an impact on your council tax rate!
Things to consider before starting a garage conversion.
As with any renovation work, there are important elements to consider before getting started, we'll cover the basics to make sure a garage conversion is for you:
Make sure you consider the disruption the garage conversion will have on the existing rooms in your home. Make sure you're prepared to have rooms rendered unusable during the conversion process.
The rooms that adjoin to the garage will be most effected. Workmen will be required access to your home during working hours, alongside electricians and plumbers who will need access to the mains supplies inside and outside your home. However in terms of disruption, 95% of the work is done away from your home and in the garage.
Make sure you're up to the job of converting your garage, whilst our builders will work tirelessly with you every step of the day. As the home owner you will be held responsible for the legality of the work being carried out on your property, and you will be required to supervise the work, allowing workmen access, and make the decisions in relation to design and other aspects of the conversion. Make sure it is viable for you to oversee the process, by ensuring you're able to find time away from work or any other commitments whilst the work is being carried out.
As you'd expect the garage conversion will impact on your existing building, however our builders will thoroughly explain before we begin the conversion how much garden space will be consumed, and how much impact the garage conversion will have on the existing rooms to your home. There are other elements to consider such as access to the property and as mentioned before the aesthetic of the exterior may be affected as a whole.
Be aware that your garage conversion may require planning permission. Planning permission is not always permitted, especially if you live in a listed building or a conservation area.
To apply for planning permission this usually involves a non-returnable fee of £150.
The cost of your garage conversion isn't always certain before the work has begun. Your property may require additional improvements or repairs. However our builders will always ensure that we work in the most cost effective way possible. However expensive it is, it's still a significantly cheaper option than selling up and moving home. The average cost for moving home is between £10-15k in addition to the cost of the new house.
Types of Garage Conversions
Garages generally fall into three categories
Attached and Integrated garages are connected to the structure of the house, often found on the side of the property, however sometimes the garage projects from the front or back of the house with a room above it, commonly a bedroom. If you have an attached garage, part of the conversion process could include allowing access to the garage from inside the house, which makes the process even easier.
Detached houses are just as suitable for conversion, we've had a wealth of experience converting detached garages into valuable living spaces. However if you have are looking to convert your detached garage, it is more likely that you will have to apply for planning permission to change the buildings intended use as it is a separate building from your home. Detached houses are just as suitable for conversion, we've had a wealth of experience converting detached garages into valuable living spaces. However if you have are looking to convert your detached garage, it is more likely that you will have to apply for planning permission to change the buildings intended use as it is a separate building from your home.
Converting a standard sized garage can give you up to 14 square meters extra space. Which is ample enough space if you're looking to include an office, playroom, bedroom, or shower/toilet facility in your home. There is always the option of extending the existing space with the conversion of your garage if you'd like to open up your kitchen or hallway, this all depends on the layout of your home.
A double garage can add up to 28 square meters to a home, which gives you the option to still use part of the garage as storage space.
What will you make of it? The design options that a garage conversion has to offer are endless, you can always add two smaller rooms to your home rather than just one, using stud walls, which is perfect to accommodate a downstairs toilet or shower room to your home.
If you're looking for your garage to be converted into an office, it's a perfect solution to separate your work life from your home.
If you opt for a self contained entrance to the converted room, you can use and this entrance for work related visitors so you don't have to let them in to your home, please contact Matt if you are thinking about converting your garage or for more information or a free estimate