If you are looking for more space in your home, then there are plenty of different options for you to consider. You may want to extend out from your existing property and see if you can make more room that way. However, if you don’t want to lose any garden space, or you are not able to extend, then you need to consider another way to make more room for your family.
One great option for you is a garage conversion. Garages, for many of us seem to be a part of our homes that simply gather dust and build up clutter over time. Which, when you think about it, is probably not the best use of the space that we have in our homes.
This is where a garage conversion could be a great idea. Not only does this maximise the space that you have in your home, but also, a garage conversion doesn’t mean that any additional building work has to be undertaken on the property.
A garage conversion may be a great idea if you are trying to make sure that your home is as big as possible. However, much like other conversions and extensions, it will come at a cost. That said, compared to others, a garage conversion is one of the cheaper options; but it will still, in the long-run be able to add value to your property, should you decide that you want to sell it on in the future.
Thinking about a garage conversion in your home and want to know more about how much you can expect it to cost you? The good news is that a basic, integrated garage conversion is likely to cost you somewhere in the region of £8,000. This is at a rate of between £400 and £600 per metre squared.
This may still sound like a lot, but when you consider that you can add more value than this initial cost to your property, then you can see how it is a sound investment to make into your future.
There are a number of factors that could have an impact on how much your garage conversion is likely to cost you. Not all of them will apply to you, but it is a good idea to have a plan in place to make sure that you are aware of how much you are going to need to pay in the end.
Another great benefit to converting your garage is that you don’t often have to apply for planning permission in order to have the work carried out.
This is because the majority of garage conversions will fall under permitted development, which means that you don’t have to worry about applying for and being given planning permission.
Whilst you may not need planning permissions, your garage conversion will require building regulations approval.
If you are trying to tackle the work yourself, then this is something that you are going to need to think about, however, most of the time you are going to have a builder carry it out for you, and they will need to make sure that they adhere to the guidance within these regulations for the work that they are carrying out on your garage.
That said, in any circumstances, it is important that you speak either to your local authority, or an expert in order to ascertain what will apply to you and your garage conversion.
If you take the time to speak to someone who can help you, then you can be sure that you are meeting what is required of you and that you are not going to end up in trouble by having the work done on your garage.
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Leigh on Sea
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