Converting your unused garage

Home renovations typically conjure up images of new bathrooms, kitchens and bedroom suites – all modifications to the inside of the house. But what about a garage conversion? It’s an innovative approach to create extra space in your home and increase the value of your property. And if you’re looking for a cost-effective space solution on a budget, a garage conversion is a fantastic way to achieve this. We’ve been builders in Oxford for over fifteen years, and in that time we have provided garage conversions for a variety of applications. Below we will run through the factors you’ll need to consider.

How will you convert your garage?

If your garage has become a general wasteland for miscellaneous items, then transforming it into an extra bedroom or an office is an excellent way to utilise space. If the garage adjoins to the house via an interior door, you may want to remodel the kitchen area to create a larger dining space. Alternatively, for larger garages, you could consider building on top to create a double-storey conversion.

Is planning permission required?

The more changes a builder makes to the property, the more likely it is you will need planning permission. In most cases, a simple garage conversion will only require building regulations approval as only the use of the structure is being modified. As a professional and dedicated builder, we would notify the local council in Oxford and be able to assist in the submission of building plans entirely.

What will affect the cost?

The overall cost of a garage conversion can vary substantially. Factors like the condition of the existing structure, the foundations and the expense of any planning applications will all have an influence. We consider ourselves to be one of the most competitively priced builders in Oxford, so if you are interested in maximising the potential of your garage, call us today for an informal chat.