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There are two big advantages to a garage conversion, well actually there are many, but basically a conversion brings extra value to your home, and you often don’t need planning permission! It is estimated that this home improvement could increase your home’s worth by around £45,000. A survey carried out by Admiral Loans found that 45% of Brits use their garage for storage, as opposed to parking their car. Calculations show that on average, each square foot of living space is valued at £350, and the typical UK garage is 128 foot, meaning approx £45,000 worth of space.
Garages that are attached to the house fall under ‘permitted development rules’, and do not need planning permission which costs over £200. The reason for this is that a conversion doesn’t usually change the building dimensions. If your garage is separate from the house, or your home is described as a maisonette, flat or is listed, you will need to apply for permission.
Check with your local authority, that there are no planning conditions attached to your building before starting any work. If you are using a reputable contractor such as SJP Building Services, to carry out the work, they will usually offer to do this for you. Don’t skip this step though, as you could end up having to take down your home improvement.
People up and down the UK have converted their garage, and are now enjoying their new gyms, playrooms, entertainment rooms, utility rooms, hobby dens and even extra bedrooms. Those who sell on eBay for instance have somewhere to store their excess stock, packaging etc. SJP Building Services are skilled contractors, and as well as offering a wide range of building services, also provide project management. They have lots of experience in the industry and have completed many successful garage conversions.
Take a look at their projects page and read about the extensive work, and attention to detail that goes into each job. Alternatively call them to discuss your project on 07725 364109 or 07855 259927.