Garage conversions are the cheapest method for extending your home in Wakefield. If you need extra bedrooms or a quiet office space, here at Bellamy Building Contractors we have the skills and experience to assist you.

Adding extra rooms to your home can increase its value for future saleability. Not only will you be making the most of the space available, but you can get the money you spend on it back later down the line.

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Bespoke Garage Conversions

There is a range of jobs involved in garage conversions. Some elements of the projects will depend on what type of garage it is, such as internal, single, double or standalone. An internal structure is the easiest to convert, whereas a standalone one may require planning permission before any work takes place.

Some elements to consider include:

  • Heating
  • Windows and Door Installation
  • Damp-Proofing
  • Floor Levelling
  • Infilling the Door

Any extension will increase the electricity and heating load on your current system, so they will probably need updating. The walls also need to be inspected to ensure they are suitable for bonding with the property’s existing brickwork.

Ensure that you hire qualified and accredited professionals for all plumbing, heating and electrical services. This will keep your project in line with Part P of the Building Regulations and protect your property from damage done by inexperienced workers.

Building Regulations

Converting a garage from a cluttered storage room into a liveable space usually requires approval under the Building Regulations. These apply to:

  • Fire Safety
  • Ventilation
  • Thermal Performance
  • Access

If you are building a kitchen, utility or bathroom, the plans will have to meet the drainage and waste disposal rules too. We have years of experience in the industry, so we know what permissions you may need and how to design the space to meet the regulations.

Add Value to Your Home

Creating more space in your property will add value to it and make it more desirable to future buyers. Garage conversions are the most cost-effective method. Usually, there are already foundations and walls there you can work with, unlike with a loft conversion.

There is a range of other benefits, including:

  • Increase Floor Space
  • Extra Storage
  • Work Comfortably From Home

Additionally, you can create a layout for your home that is tailored perfectly to your lifestyle. For example, if you enjoy hosting large dinner parties, you can have a large open-plan living area that includes the kitchen for socialising and a downstairs bathroom for guests.

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Common Conversion Ideas

If you have a garage in Wakefield that you don’t use for much and are wondering what to do with it, there are a few common uses that homeowners typically choose from. These ideas include:

  • Studio Apartment
  • Home Cinema
  • Annexe
  • Gym
  • Office or Work Studio
  • Children’s Play Room

Creating a self-contained annexe could be perfect for renting out to students or giving growing children a little more independence. They are also great for when family come to stay at Christmas.

Alternatively, you could convert the space into a studio or office to work from home in. For example, a self-employed architect needs plenty of room for computers and printers.

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