Converting your garage into a room is a cost-effective way to increase the usable living space in your home. A garage conversion costs less than an attic or basement conversion, and far less than an extension. They also require no planning permission, so long as you are not enlarging your home or outbuilding.
The conversion process
To Convert a Garage into a Room:
To make a garage into a room, the following steps are necessary:
- The front wall must be reconfigured to replace the garage door with a solid wall, window and an external door if required
- The internal walls need to be insulated
- The internal walls need to be plastered
- The roof needs to be insulated
- The roof then needs to be plastered
- The floor level needs to be raised to match the house
- New electrics need to be installed to suit the layout
- Central heating needs to be integrated with a new radiator
This will convert a garage into a blank canvas for you to use as you please. Optional extras for a garage conversion include:
- Underfloor heating
- Flooring, such as wood or tile
- Plumbing for a bathroom or kitchen
- Skylights in the case of an external garage
- A solid or GRP roof in the case of an external garage
We have covered the cost to convert a garage into a room in another blog post.
Most garage conversions take approximately two weeks to complete. Some take three, depending on the size of the garage and the condition of it to begin with. It’s important to use a reputable contractor for your conversion, so you can be sure the work complies with all the latest building regs and efficiency standard standards.