Sunday, 15 March 2009

Garage Conversions

This is a very popular way for families to increase their living space in a very cost effective way. The alteration always requires a Building Warrant but usually will not require Planning Permission. One thing to watch for is that the developers very often omit the foundation below the garage door. If this is the case a foundation will need to be formed to infill the garage door. It is not good practice to simply build off the garage floor slab.
Floor levels can sometimes be an issue especially in modern homes built after 2005. Houses since this time need to have a level access which has brought floor levels closer to ground level than in the past. The new floor will usually need 100mm Kingspan insulation and a chipboard floor finish. In some cases the concrete floor may need to be removed to fit it all in.
The conversion cost will range from about 7,000 to £10,000 +VAT (2009)
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