If you thought that all garage conversions were the same, you’d be wrong. There are different types of garage conversion depending on what type of garage you have to start with, and this is what we’re going to be talking about today.
Single Garage Conversion
These are popular conversions as they’re less expensive to convert with little in the way of disruption for owners. You won’t need to ask planning permission and there should be no architectural fees. We’re talking around at least 10 working days for completion, so if you’re in a hurry, and you’re on a budget, then perhaps a single garage conversion is perfect.
Double Garage Conversion
Naturally, there’ll be more work involved with a double garage conversion but there’s plenty of things you can do with the existing space and plenty of opportunity to do something a little different. Depending on what you do with it, the cost could be minimal or more expensive, this is something you’ll probably have to discuss with your builder.
Single Detached Garage Conversion
With this type of garage conversion, you’ll have to think about insulation and perhaps consider planning permission. If you need to create a link from the garage to the house then this is something that would need permission, but you can discuss it with your builders as they should be knowledgeable in this area.
Double Detached Garage Conversion
Depending on what you want to do with it, it could be expensive and quite complicated. This will depend a lot on what you intend doing with it, you could completely convert it into a separate cottage and let it out, or into a granny flat or separate apartment for a relative or lodger. You may need to consult an architect if you’re considering a conversion of this type.
Most types of garage can be converted but it will also depend on the current state of your garage and whether it’s in good enough condition. Take advice from a professional builder, who will be able to check whether it’s structurally sound enough for a conversion. If it’s going to cost more to fix structural problems first, then it may not be worth the effort, and you may find it’s more cost effective to buy a brand new garage. Consider building regulations, planning permission and whether or not you need an architect before you start anything.
JG Joiners & Builders – Garage Conversion Specialists
We’ve created lots of well-built garage conversions over the years, and it’s helped us to improve and hone our skills in this area to such a degree, that we consider ourselves experts in this field. We’d love to work with you on your garage conversion, so why not get in touch?