January 18 2016 0Comment

Garage Conversions – Essex

Need some extra Space?

Like many of us, we could all do with that little bit of extra space in our home and rather than move many people are looking to expand their current home and one of the ways they are doing it, is by a garage conversion.


Garage Conversions

Garage Conversion







We have noticed an increase in the demand for garage conversions. For a lot of people the garage is just an unused space and people are now realising its potential to provide that much needed extra room. For growing families there is always a pressure for more space as kids and toys start to take over the house. Many people are turning to garage conversions rather than having the stress and cost of moving home for the additional space.


What can I use a garage conversion for?

There are so many reasons for creating an extra room, here are just some of the possibilities what you could use it for:

  • Playroom for the kids
  • Man cave
  • Home gym
  • Study
  • Studio
  • Private Bar
  • Extra dinning / living room space
  • A TV/Cinema room
  • Music Room
  • Games Room
  • Utility Room / Downstairs Bathroom
  • Additional bedroom



Will a garage conversion add value to my home?

A garage conversion could potentially add a value to your home, you are adding another room which can often boost a home’s value. The value of your conversion will normally rise in tandem with the price of your home. If you need the additional space a garage conversion can also be a cheaper option than moving as with moving you have to take into account stamp duty and legal costs. Adding the additional room also can brighten up your existing home, by removing the garage door and replacing it with a new glazed window and also installing glazed internal doors, will let all the new light into adjoining rooms.


Planning Permission

Planning Permission

Before you commence with any work on your garage conversion it is important to check if planning permission is required. You don’t want to be in the situation where you later find out you did need planning permission and then you are required by law to reverse any work you have had completed and at your own cost! Not all garage conversion will require local authority planning permission but it is always best to get advice beforehand.


Is it worth it?

It is definitely worth your time looking into a garage conversion. At the end of the day you are increasing your property’s value by adding an additional room and providing that much needed extra living space for you and your family.

If you would like more information on garage conversions then go to our website.