Garage Conversion: What to consider?

What To Consider When Doing A Garage Conversion:

If you have an attached garage with your house then there is a unique chance to convert it into increased living space. It is still better if you have a direct entrance to your house through the garage.

Until n unless you have space on site to build an additional detached garage for off-street parking, may leave you in the problem. It is also worth taking into consideration that the conversion may put off some buyers when you decide to sell your home you will definitely think about the key factor like local parking options. However, it is easy to convert the garage for a buyer to reverse what they wish to.

Following are the rules and regulation while converting the garage:

  • Do not need planning permission to convert a garage.
  • You do not require any approval of building regulations.
  • You have to satisfy the Building Regulations requirements after damp-proofing and insulation.
  • Approval of new wastewater disposal arrangements from a washing machine or for new electric wiring.
  • The garage needs adequate ventilation such as windows and ventilators.

There are some planning factors as well-

  • If you are going to use the garage in a non-habitable situation then you will need to carry out the damp-proofing on the floor.
  • Another method to spice up the finish of the garage conversion is to add a couple of coats of emulsion paint.

For habitable rooms, you will require to satisfy the requirements of Building Regulations.

  • For integral garages, they include cavity walls, dry-lining with plasterboards to create a suitable surface for decorating.
  • The attached garage walls should be 100mm thick and can be insulated by the incorporating insulation batts between the dry- lining boards and the garage walls.
  • There must be a vapor barrier behind the plasterboard which can prevent condensation from forming in the insulation.

The most important change while converting your garage is choosing between a large window with a new door and a wall with smaller windows.

  1. For the foundation of the garage, you will be needed the approval of Building Regulation.
  2. You can also add other windows to the side or rear walls of the garage especially when you want a partition between your garage and your house.

At last, you will need to extend your home wiring to provide sufficient lightening and a range of sockets to provide a power source. You have to remember how to heat your conversion by extending the houses downstairs heating circuit, or by using individual room heaters.

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