Garage conversions are a good option to add floor area and likely value to your property. Most garages aren’t used as purposeful spaces, therefore a garage conversion can be a way to reclaim space and put it to more practical use. Garage conversions can add living or utility space, a bedroom, home office or bathroom, or expand a kitchen. Most garage conversions will not need planning permission so long as you don’t intend on extending the size of your home, but when considering a garage conversion it’s important to check with your Local Authority, as some limits can apply, for example on the amount of off-road parking spaces in the area. The garage conversion will also have to abide by building regulations on drainage, insulation, damp proofing, among other things.
When carrying out your garage conversion, have a structural survey done on the current garage in order to establish the amount of work that’ll be done. This will determine the best way to perform the conversion. The walls of your existing garage will typically need improving from a single skin design to a cavity wall. Flooring will most likely need elevating to meet the height of your property. Roofs will need either updating or completely changing to a tiled pitch roof style. The existing garage door will generally be infilled with a new brick wall and also have a window added. The new room will need insulating to the standard of habitable rooms.
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North Yorkshire is found in the north east of England, inside the Yorkshire and Humberside region and contains a population of approximately one million. It is the largest area of any region in the UK, guaranteeing a low population density of 330 individuals per square mile. In fact, close to 40% of the county is covered by National Parks. Yorkshire remains to be a conventional county with a great deal of the homes dating back prior to the 2nd World War. For your upcoming house development be sure to employ vetted and respectable industry experts and ensure high quality of work.