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Garage Conversions Tips and Advice - Convert a garage and add a valuable new room

 
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Garage Conversions UK - Tips and Suggestions
Below is a short general guide on selecting a builder or contractor for any home improvement project. We have also included some specific tips for anyone considering a Garage Conversion.
 
  • convert your garage into a new roomYour relationship with the contractor or builder for your Garage Conversion or indeed any building project - both large and small is critical. You must feel comfortable with them. Try and imagine what it would be like dealing with this person if there where some difficulties. Few large building projects proceed without at least a few challenges! Will this individual be somebody you feel you could trust around your home - even if you are not around? Does he or she appear fair and trustworthy? Do not be bullied - but likewise don't bully the builder! We have known builders who don't feel comfortable with the potential customer to submit excessive quotations, just because they don't want the work!
  • It is especially important to remember that once work is started it will be difficult to go back on your decision without considerable inconvenience. So take your time and select well.
  • Take a look at their previous work even if it takes extra time and inconvenience to do so. Ask for references. Ask about the builder's / contractors personnel - how did they behave around the home? Did they show respect and consideration for others including the neighbours? Did they clean up at the end of each day?
  • Do remember that not many building jobs go absolutely perfectly. Don't therefore expect perfect referrals all the time. Do however ask if the referee would use the contractor again.
 
Garage Conversion Tips
 
Ideally a garage should be converted in such a way that makes it hard for someone who doesn't know the property to tell that the new "room" was originally a garage.
   
In particular we recommend:
 
  • The new room (ex garage) should ideally be accessed off the main hall way, have the same floor levels through out (rather than step downs),
  • The Garage Conversion (new room) should have similar floor to ceiling levels as the rest of the property
  • All the meter (electric / gas) services should be relocated to outside meter boxes,
  • The Garage Conversion (new room) should be centrally heated,
  • The floor, walls, & ceilings should be thermally upgraded. In particular there should be a quality in-fill construction for the old garage door opening.
  • Most of the above issues are covered within the Building Regulations.
   
     
 
     
   

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