Garage Conversions Barnstaple

Barnstaple Garage Conversions: When you're checking out strategies to boost the quantity of liveable space that you've got available in your home, then there are 2 routes at your disposal. Either you can increase the space by building an extension or you can adjust the use of existing space that is maybe not currently being used to its full potential. The first solution has quite a few disadvantages which include the mess (it often results in lots of mess and disruption), the cost (it tends to be fairly pricey) and the property footprint (it increases the footprint of your property and lowers external space). Your second route which might take several forms is the recommended route when feasible. The two primary ways to accomplish this are either to convert your loft (where suitable) or remodel the garage. The cheapest and most straightforward of the two is to have a garage conversion. Obviously, this is only a possibility if you aren't presently employing your garage for parking your car. If it's basically standing there acting as a rubbish dump, then you could add up to 10% to the value of your house by simply spending a few thousand pounds on a space creating garage conversion.

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If you speak to an experienced garage conversion contractor to get help with your garage alterations, they'll happily offer advice about the possible purposes that your new room could be useful for. Perhaps you want to create a new family bathroom, gain an extra bedroom for the kids, or simply extend your home's living space. Whichever it is, your neighbourhood garage conversion specialist in Barnstaple will be able to make your dreams a reality.

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If you are intending to sell your house then a garage conversion can boost the selling potential and price of your property. However if you live in an area where off-road-parking is like gold dust, it could be advantageous to keep your garage for the role for which it was intended. If doing a conversion will not raise the price of your house, a dependable Barnstaple garage conversion specialist should make you aware of this.

Before the conversion work can go ahead the design and construction of your garage structure will have to be checked by an architect to make sure that it's suitable, your Barnstaple garage conversion specialist will arrange this. Some modifications might be required before conversion work can begin, because some types of garages in Barnstaple are not built as solidly as residential buildings. In order for your garage to meet the current building laws the upgrading of foundations could be required or perhaps the roof and structure will need strengthening and waterproofing.

Any decent garage conversion firm in Barnstaple will be up to speed on all the appropriate rules and regulations, so that you can relax and watch the conversion work as it progresses.

A conversion can be done on pretty much any form of garage, although with a smaller garage there will be limits in regards to what use you can put it to. A single garage only has about eighteen square metres of floor space and will likely be scarcely large enough to squeeze a family car in, whilst a nice double garage has virtually twice the area at around thirty square metres. The limited space in single garages is part of the explanation why a lot of householders hardly ever bother to use them for their vehicles. As a result these single garages frequently end up as storage rooms for an assortment of household bits and bobs, including spare tyres, toys, lawn mowers and cycles. You're going to have far more area with which to work if you are dealing with a double garage, and you'll also have more alternatives regarding what to use this added space for.

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Barnstaple garage conversion specialists can normally help with site measurement, conversion guidance and advice, planning applications, garage conversions for a granny annexe, garage rebuilding, garage makeovers, garage conversion costings, garage conversion regulations, demolition, free consultations, garage conversions for rental, garage transformations, carpentry, conversion plans, interior fittings, garage conversion for a bathroom, half garage conversions, residential garage conversions, garage conversions for a playroom, garage plumbing, garage conversions for a gym, double garage conversions, joinery, garage revamping, garage refurbishment, garage conversion for a guest room, decorating, custom garage conversions, budget allocation, garage conversion for a home study, structural calculations, garage extension and other garage related stuff in Barnstaple, Devon.

Do I Have to Get Planning Permission for a Garage Conversion?

A garage conversion of this kind will not ordinarily need planning permission so long as the construction work is done internally and the overall structure is not enlarged in any way. There are odd instances when you might need planning approval, for instance if you're converting your garage into an independent home like with a flat for renting out or a granny annexe. In fact planning permission is still going to be mandatory even when a family member will to be using it. If you aren't sure, your first approach must be to contact your local planning division, they will pretty quickly point you in the right direction.

Garage Conversions - The Costs

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Among the biggest advantages of remodeling a garage to create additional living space in your house is it is unquestionably the cheapest option. Generally a garage conversion will cost you approximately £1,100 per square metre, which means that you should be able to finish the entire thing for under £10,000 (depending on the overall area of the garage). You could compare this to somewhere in the region of £35,000-40,000 for a loft conversion or brick extension. Naturally the gained space is limited somewhat although it is by no means inconsequential. it can readily be used for a kitchen, an extra bedroom, a spare sitting room or a kid's play room. Exactly what the cost of a garage conversion comes to will depend on not only the area of your garage but also the extent of the work that needs to be done to achieve it. This includes things like whether the footings need reinforcing, whether the ceiling needs to be raised, whether a structural engineer is required, whether the walls, roof and floor are sound and the extent of planning and design charges.

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Places close to Barnstaple include: Bishops Tawton, Umberleigh, Fremington, Swimbridge, Strangeways, Miles Platting, Tawstock, Goodleigh, Shirwell, Sticklepath, Landkey, Ashford, Whiddon Valley, Roundswell, Lydacott

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