Garage Conversion Stockton-on-Tees

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Stockton-on-Tees Garage Conversions (TS19): If you're investigating potential solutions to expand the amount of living space that's available in your house, there are a couple of routes you might think about. You can either increase the floor area by adding a brick extension or you could transform the way you use existing space which is maybe not currently being used to its full potential. The first approach has some disadvantages which includes the mess (it often results in plenty of mess and disruption), the cost (it's usually pretty pricey) and the footprint (it expands the footprint of your property and lessens external space). Your second avenue which may take several forms is the suggested choice whenever possible.

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The two primary ways that this can be done are to remodel your garage or convert the loft space. The most cost effective and simplest of those is to carry out a garage conversion. Needless to say, this is only possible if you aren't presently using the garage for parking your car. If it is just sitting there acting as a rubbish dump, then it may be possible to boost the value of you property by around 10 percent simply by investing a few thousand pounds of your savings on a garage conversion.

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An experienced garage conversion contractor will gladly give you guidance and advice with regards to what use you will be able to make of the extra living space generated by doing a garage conversion. It may be that you would like an additional bedroom as children grow older or you might like to increase your home's livable space to include a family bathroom or a dining room. Whatever it is, your local Stockton-on-Tees garage conversion expert should be able to to turn your dream into a reality.

A garage conversion can potentially raise the potential for selling your property, should you be aiming to sell it. Although, you need to consider this approach carefully, because in some streets off-road-parking is far more beneficial than generating the extra living space. A credible garage conversion contractor in Stockton-on-Tees will offer guidance, if that is your intention and it won't increase the value of your home if you convert.

Your garage conversion contractor in Stockton-on-Tees will need to ensure that your garage structure had been designed and fashioned in a way that will be suitable for such a change of use, and may hire an architect for this purpose. Since, quite frequently, garages are built differently to residential homes in Stockton-on-Tees, they have to be remodelled before the conversion work can begin. So that the garage satisfies national standards for buildings in residential use it may possibly need new footings or need the roof structure to be strengthened and waterproofed.

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You will be able to sit back and chill though, since it's the duty of the garage conversion firm to acquaint themselves with all these complex rules and regulations.

A conversion can be carried out on pretty much any form of garage, however with a smaller garage there will be limits in regards to what purpose you can use it for. Although it is perfectly possible to convert both double and single garages, singles only barely have sufficient space to fit a family car in and open the doors, giving you only around 18 m2 to make use of. It is because single garages have such a restricted amount of space that most householders in Stockton-on-Tees never even bother to park their vehicles in them. The result being that these garages usually end up as dumping grounds for a wide array of household bits and pieces, including things like tools, lawn mowers, bikes and toys. You're going to have far more room to work with when you are dealing with a double garage, and you will additionally have more choice in regard to what to use that extra space for.

A lot of household garages in Stockton-on-Tees are currently being utilized as workshops, either so as to carry out a hobby (i.e. needlework), or to help with running a business (i.e. motorcycle repairs). If this is the situation you may be unwilling to do a conversion on your garage and would prefer to keep it functioning as a rather handy workshop. You may give some thought to simply shifting your precious workshop into a suitable garden shed (if you've got one!), and make much better use of your garage, or you could forget the garage and do a conversion on your loft instead. You will find there are some good quality sheds available for purchase that could easily be turned into a workshop if you've got ample space in your back garden, allowing you to convert your garage into valuable additional living space.

Next, you'll need to find a first rate Stockton-on-Tees builder to complete the work, if you've made a decision to proceed with a garage conversion. Whilst you could check out a whole host of builders, it is generally safer to single out one that specialises in attic conversions, garage conversions, cellar conversions and the like. You will be on the lookout for a builder who does work with a neat and tidy finish, so you must always ask to look at photos of garage conversions that they have completed previously, and read reviews and get references wherever possible.

It's fairly likely that a person you know in Stockton-on-Tees will have had a garage conversion done recently, therefore you could ask family, friends and neighbours for recommendations of garage conversion specialists they have previously used. Word of mouth tells if a task was done properly, and comes from someone who you trust to be honest and truthful. From your shortlist of companies, make an effort to obtain a minimum of three estimates.

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Garage conversions are available in Stockton-on-Tees and also in: Middlesbrough, Normanby, Redmarshall, Roseworth, Fairfield, Bishopton, Wolviston, Newton Bewley, Billingham, Ingleby Barwick, Whinney Hill, Little Stainton, Eaglescliffe, Norton, and in these postcodes TS16 0AB, TS16 0BT, TS16 0JL, TS16 0BG, TS16 0EA, TS16 0BQ, TS16 0AT, TS16 0HX, TS16 0GR, TS16 0HR. Local Stockton-on-Tees garage conversion specialists will likely have the postcode TS19 and the phone code 01642.

Garage Conversion Ideas Stockton-on-Tees

Garage Conversion Ideas Stockton-on-Tees

Essentially the most common things that people search for when planning a garage conversion in Stockton-on-Tees is "garage conversion ideas". This is obviously a brilliant approach, because at the end of the day, a garage is simply a boring rectangular box and for many it's difficult to picture it being transformed into something useful and attractive. The perfect way to utilize that new space is an aspect which needs to be considered carefully, because the main aim of the conversion is to create additional liveable space that will become an integral part of the overall building. Viewing other property owner's real life garage conversion projects is one practical way to get you to think outside the box.

You should start with the objective to make your conversion seem like an integral part of your property and not just an afterthought. It might even be necessary to make some changes to the layout of the property, possibly adding open-plan elements allowing an uninterrupted flow between the house and the conversion. Exchanging garage doors for features that replicate those of the main building can help to make the garage conversion appear as an element of the whole house. The more technically minded of you will soon realise that you are able to get some awesome ideas by browsing on social media sites such as Instagram or Pinterest where pictures and concepts are available by the bucketload.

Garage Extension Stockton-on-Tees

Last week I was investigating the search terms that visitors use to find our website, and I noticed that "garage extensions" was used quite regularly. So, instead of finding your way here looking for garage conversions, it was really "garage extension Stockton-on-Tees" that you were interested in, which is another thing altogether. This page will not be much use to you if that is the case, because if you're searching for information on garage extensions you presumably do not currently have a garage and will not therefore be needing a conversion!

I believe that it is outside the scope of this page to address garage extensions right now, however perhaps later on we'll look at adding a dedicated section on this. We're still however able to offer you a price quote for a garage extension if you CLICK HERE.

Planning Permission - Do I Need It?

Planning Permission Stockton-on-Tees (TS19)

Providing any building work is carried out internally and the main structure is not enlarged by the work, a conversion of this kind won't typically need planning permission. Planning permission may be needed if you plan to turn your garage into a completely independent home like with a granny annex or an apartment for letting out. Indeed planning permission will still be required even when a member of your family is going to be using it. If you are not certain, the initial approach would be to speak to your local council planning department, and they will soon let you know.

Half-Garage Conversions Stockton-on-Tees

When considering a garage conversion in Stockton-on-Tees, there might be specific situations whereby the local authorities will deny an application for "change of use". This is fairly uncommon but might occur if you live in an area of special interest, in a conservation area, in a listed building or on a new housing development.

The one you are most likely to come across is if your home is located on a newer housing estate. Local councils quite often prefer that all the garage spaces remain, or wish to maintain the uniform look of these developments, and this is the most commonplace grounds for refusal.

As long as you keep your garage entrance the same, this shouldn't be that much of a problem, since it is more the outside appearance of the garage that's important. A "half-garage" conversion may be the answer here, and you could leave the doors and some of the garage alone, and convert the other part of it into a workshop, home office or utility room, to create that valuable extra living space you need.

This will also be a lot less expensive than a full garage conversion, therefore could be a decent alternative if you are on a strict budget.

Garage Conversion Ideas

As you might expect there is a great deal of helpful stuff online about garage conversion at present, which you can freely explore to get various folk's thoughts and opinions on the topic. Should you wish to find the most up-to-date information about planning, designing and costing a garage conversion head here.

What Garage Conversion Experts in Stockton-on-Tees Can Do

Stockton-on-Tees garage conversion specialists can generally help you with planning applications, floor plans, garage revamping in Stockton-on-Tees, demolition, free consultations, garage extension, garage conversions for a gym, insulation, site measurement in Stockton-on-Tees, garage plumbing, garage refurbishment, garage conversion building regulations, granny annexes in Stockton-on-Tees, 3D plans, garage alterations Stockton-on-Tees, garage design Stockton-on-Tees, tailored garage conversions in Stockton-on-Tees, garage conversions for a games room, garage renovation in Stockton-on-Tees, garage makeovers in Stockton-on-Tees, garage conversions for rental, conversion design, space planning, conversion guidance and advice, garage conversions for the disabled, carpentry, garage facelifts, decorating, garage conversions for a granny flat, garage conversions for a home cinema in Stockton-on-Tees, domestic conversions, garage improvements, garage remodelling in Stockton-on-Tees, garage conversions for a kitchen and other garage related stuff in Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham.

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Also find: Wolviston garage conversions, Middlesbrough garage conversions, Bishopton garage conversions, Fairfield garage conversions, Eaglescliffe garage conversions, Whinney Hill garage conversions, Billingham garage conversions, Newton Bewley garage conversions, Norton garage conversions, Little Stainton garage conversions, Redmarshall garage conversions, Roseworth garage conversions, Ingleby Barwick garage conversions, Normanby garage conversions and more.

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Garage Conversions Around Stockton-on-Tees: Garage conversion specialists were recently working in the following Stockton-on-Tees locations: Dunkery Close, Symons Close, Brentford Road, Casper Court, Scotton Close, Audrey Grove, Clarendon Road, Baronport Green, Cumberland Grove, Dovedale Road, Darlington Back Lane, Trecastell, Salisbury Street, Somerset Road, Costain Grove, Skerne Road, Cobby Castle Lane, Aycliffe Close, Bracken Road, Church View, Charles Street, Thatch Lane, Barras Way, Aireborough Close, Birchfield Close, St Michael's Grove, Burdon Close, Stavordale Road, Daylight Road, and in homes and businesses having these postcodes: TS16 0AB, TS16 0BT, TS16 0JL, TS16 0BG, TS16 0EA, TS16 0BQ, TS16 0AT, TS16 0HX, TS16 0GR, TS16 0HR.

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