Garage Conversions & Building Works
A garage conversion is a perfect way to add extra space to your home without extending it. You usually won't require planning permission, although sometimes Building Regs is necessary but don't worry; we can deal with this too.
Most garage conversions are quicker and cheaper than an extension. For a standard installation, including stud work, insulation, plastering and electrics, allow about £1200/m2; this amount will vary depending on the new room's purpose.
Unlike many companies, Potters Interiors can fit out your new room. So whether you require fitted wardrobes, a bath/shower room or a utility room, we have you covered. We can also do specialised fit out too.
How Do I Brick Up My Garage Door?
The whole left by the door would be bricked up often with a large window installed. We normally try to match the outside with the same bricks, cladding or rendering as the house
How Do You Ventilate a Garage Conversion?
If your garage already has air bricks, these should not be covered up. If converting a garage to include a bathroom, kitchen or utility room, you will need an extractor fan to pass building Regs.
Do Garage Conversions Need Planning Permission?
Doubtful but it is always worth checking with your council. About 10% of garages would need some form of planning.
How Much Value Will a Garage Conversion Add?
Done well most estate agents would say you can increase the value of your property by up to 15%. Adding an extra bedroom and ensuite may increase the value further.
We removed an old cold conservatory and laid the footings and built a single storey extension. With the wall removed it made a great kitchen dinner. Everything was supplied and installed by us.
A recent garage conversion where we split the room in two making room for a much needed utility room but still leaving plenty of storage in the remaining part of the garage.
The number one reason for an extra room over the past few years has been the need for a home office space. Adding a space for a sofa bed makes the new room very versatile.
Another split garage giving the owners a great utility room and downstairs WC.