At Dawson Building we’ve been building garage conversions in Chippenham and the surrounding areas for years so we know exactly how to make the most out of your garage, no matter how big or small.
Why would you convert your garage into an additional living space? Perhaps you have a new addition to the family and you’ve realised converting your garage into a new living space will be more cost effective than moving house. Maybe you need a bigger car that won’t fit in your existing garage and you don’t want the space to go to waste.
However, one of the most compelling reasons to consider a garage conversion is to increase the value of your house.
Last year most property sales in Chippenham involved terraced properties which sold for on average £63,383. Detached properties sold for an average price of £285,798, while semi-detached properties fetched £203,553. During the last year, sold prices in Chippenham were 9% up on the previous year. (Source)
So, you’ve decided a garage conversion is what you need? There is a lot to consider but Dawson Building are ready to help with any questions you might have.
Temperature, Electricity, and Water
Amenities like electricity and water are rarely installed in garages by default as they are not views as living spaces. For this reason you will likely have to install electrics and a plumbing system to handle the heating and cooling. You don’t want your brand new room to be chilly in winter or uncomfortably hot in summer. This sort of work will require an expert to strip the garage and lay all the required groundwork. While install the electrics is likely to be relatively easy, plumbing can be trickier, especially if you want to tie it up with an existing system.
Dawson Building will be happy to come out and assess your garage to determine the amount of work required to bring these utilities into your new living area. You will probably have to consult the local authority if permits are needed for such installations but we’ll be able to help you out with the paperwork.
There are many other installation considerations, including:
- Planning Permission
- Walls, Ventilation, and Openings
- Flooring and Ceilings
- Insulation and Damp Proofing
About Dawson Building
The good news is that Dawson Building is expert in all stages of this garage conversion process from sourcing of materials through design and construction.
Chippenham is only 16 miles north east of our head office in Bath, Somerset and we routinely cover areas across the South of England including Chippenham and the nearby towns of Corsham, Allington, Lacock, Calne, Melksham, and Malmesbury.
If you would like more information about our garage conversion services please contact us.