If you want extra space for a home office or a large, open-plan living area, converting your outbuilding is the most cost-effective option. At Bellamy Building Contractors we have years of experience in the industry working on garage conversions in Leeds and the surrounding areas.
Outbuildings are often used as storage areas for items we rarely use. By converting yours, you can maximise the space in your home and increase the value of your property. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote on your project.
Get in touch today on 01226 725 358 for more information about our services in Leeds and the surrounding areas.
Converting a Garage
There are several types of structure, including internal, single, double and standalone. Before any plans are made, you need to know if the structure is suitable for conversion and what design possibilities exist. For example, double garages are perfect for creating open-plan layouts.
Floors in garages are often lower than in the main building, so they will require levelling. This can be done using a floor screed. Insulation and damp-proofing are also installed to ensure the thermal performance of your home does not decrease.
When installing windows and doors in the converted structure, lintels need to be added where required. For larger openings such as double doors, a reinforcing steel beam will probably be needed. There are many considerations to take into account for garage conversions and our team are happy to offer our expertise.
Uses for Garage Conversions
At Bellamy Building Contractors we will work closely with you in Leeds to design a conversion that is tailored to your requirements. Whether you want to install a utility and downstairs WC or set up a home gym, we are happy to help. Some more common uses for garage conversions include:
- Open-Plan Living Space
- Children’s Play Room
- Home Office/Work Studio
- Guest Bedroom with En-Suite
With more people working from home, having somewhere quiet and suitably designed for use is essential. We can ensure that your office space or studio is customised to suit your specifications.
If you regularly have family members over, an annexe is an excellent investment. It provides guests with all the facilities and space they need. An annexe can also be rented to students or as a short-term let for holidaymakers to make some extra cash.
Factors to Consider
There are several factors to consider before starting work on converting your property. The condition of the structure should be taken into account as this can affect the cost of the work. Some issues that may need addressing include changing the ceiling height, replacing or repairing the walls and reinforcing the foundations.
Garage conversions can add value to your property, but the area’s ceiling price needs to be considered. We would suggest looking at what other homes in the area have sold for recently and whether any neighbours have done similar work done to their house.
If you are just redecorating, this can be done without hiring specialists. However, you should hire professionals for garage conversions to ensure all work is done to a high standard and meets current Building Regulations. These regulations include work done on new electrics, heating and ventilation.
Get in Touch
Contact us at Bellamy Building Contractors today for more information about our services in Leeds and the surrounding areas. Don’t hesitate to call 01226 725 358 for a free quote. Alternatively, send us a message via email at email@example.com or through the contact form for a prompt response.