Frequently Asked Questions

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Garage Conversions

There isn’t much we haven’t converted, you can literally turn your garage into any habitable space you can imagine.

Here’s few ideas:

  • Living Room
  • Gym
  • Bedroom/En-Suite
  • Office
  • Dining Room
  • Cinema Room
  • Beauty Spa
  • Pet Parlour

A standard garage conversion can take just 7-10 days. This will depend on your requirements and the availability of materials.

To convert your garage into a living space without extending you DO NOT require planning permission. However if you are turning your garage into a bedroom or somewhere you will sleep you will require building regulations.

If your boiler is in the garage this IS NOT a problem as we can box this in so you have serviceable access. Making it look like a normal cupboard.

The cost of converting a garage in the UK can vary greatly depending on the size and layout of the space, as well as the type of conversion you are looking for. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere from £9,000 to £30,000 for a full conversion.

If you’re looking to add extra living space to your home, a garage conversion can be a great way to do it. You can create a stylish and comfortable extra bedroom, a guest house, a home office, a diner, a bar, or even a shower room.

For those with a smaller garage, there are still plenty of clever ways to make use of the space. You can add an additional bedroom, additional bathroom, shower room, downstairs toilet, an annexe, or even turn it into a utility or wash room.

Whatever your needs, there are plenty of ways to make use of your garage and add extra space to your home. With careful planning and a bit of creativity, you can create a space that is both practical and stylish. Overall, the cost of converting a garage will depend on the type of conversion you are looking to do and the materials you need to complete the project.

It is important to consider all of the costs associated with the project before you start to ensure that you are able to complete the conversion within your budget.

If you’re considering converting your garage into a living space, there are a few things you need to consider.

  • Firstly, you need to decide what you want to use the extra space for – whether it’s an extra bedroom, a shower room, a bar, a diner, or a guest house.
  • Secondly, you need to think about the layout and how you can make the most of the space. You’ll need to consider the size of the room and how to make it stylish and comfortable.
  • Thirdly, you need to think about how you can make use of any unused space. For example, if you have a small garage, you could consider clever conversions such as a sleeping area or a small annexe.
  • Finally, you need to think about how you can add extra space to the area, such as a guest room or an extra storage area.

By considering these factors, you can ensure that your garage conversion is successful and you can make the most of the extra living space.

Converting your garage can be a great way to add extra living space to your home. Whether you’re looking for an extra bedroom, guest house, shower room, games room, bar, or just a stylish layout, there are plenty of clever small garage conversion ideas that can help you improve your living space.

Another benefit of converting your garage is that it can help you make the most of a small area. By making clever use of the space, you can create a stylish and functional layout that will improve your home.

Here are some potential benefits of a garage conversion:

  1. Extra living space: A garage conversion can provide additional living space for your home, which can be used as a bedroom, home office, playroom, or any other type of room you need.
  2. Increased home value: By adding additional living space to your home, you can potentially increase the value of your home, which can be a good return on your investment.
  3. Energy efficiency: Converting a garage can also make your home more energy efficient, as it allows you to insulate and seal the space more effectively.
  4. Cost-effective: A garage conversion can be a cost-effective way to add extra living space to your home, as it typically costs less than building an addition or buying a larger home.
  5. Flexibility: A garage conversion allows you to customize the space to meet your specific needs, so you can design it to suit your lifestyle and preferences.
  6. Environmental benefits: A garage conversion can also have environmental benefits, as it can help reduce the carbon footprint of your home. By converting a space that was previously used to store a car, you can reduce your reliance on fossil fuels and reduce your carbon emissions.
  7. Improved accessibility: If you or someone in your household has mobility issues, a garage conversion can make your home more accessible by creating a ground-level entrance or adding ramps or other accessibility features.
  8. Increased storage: Depending on the design of your garage conversion, you may be able to add extra storage space to your home, which can be useful for decluttering and organizing your belongings.
  9. Enhanced home security: A garage conversion can also improve the security of your home by adding an extra locked door and potentially increasing the number of windows in the space.

Some garage conversion ideas include turning the space into a home office, a guest bedroom, a playroom, a home gym, or a multifunctional space that serves multiple purposes.

Overall, a garage conversion can be a good investment with a return, as it can add extra living space, increase the value of your home, and provide a range of other benefits. It's important to carefully consider your needs and budget when planning a garage conversion, and to work with a skilled contractor to ensure that the project is completed safely and to your satisfaction.

Garden Rooms

Yes absolutely. It is query we receive very regularly and the installation of water and waste connections for toilets, sinks, showers and kitchen facilities is becoming more and more regular. The standard connection option is a very traditional method, of trenching and connecting to the nearest mains foul drain and the nearest water supply.

There are building control regulations we need to adhere to but this is something that we deal with for you so there is no need to worry, the connections will be all signed off and paper work provided to you to prove it.

We cannot give exact install times however we have guideline timelines for buildings of different sizes, see below:
  • Up to 25m2 = 2-3 weeks
  • 25m2 – 45m2 = 2-4 weeks
  • 45m2+ = 3-4 weeks
Please note that buildings including toilets and showers with service runs, or projects with lots of groundworks may run longer than the above guidelines.

The majority of the time the answer is ‘No’, we generally design our buildings with this in mind and conform to all regulations, meaning your building will strictly stay within the parameters of permitted development.

There are however, times where planning permission may be required, for more detailed information please see our dedicated page to Planning information.

Our formal quotation holds all the information you need. There are no hidden charges or fees. What is on your quotation is what you pay. Should there be any changes to the specification during the build process, or unknown charges are incurred for unforeseen circumstances they will be discussed with you, the client, never just added to the bill.

All our garden rooms are fully insulated and can be used comfortably all year round. Garden room design and construction takes its lead from modern timber frame building technologies which maximise energy efficiency.

The warmth of a garden room will also be dependent on where it’s sited and how much sunlight it receives.

You can divide the internal space inside your garden room with partition walls. These allow the creation of separate spaces for multitude of purposes. This is useful if you require an extra area for the storage of tools, cycles, garden machinery or anything else.

You might wish to create a separate space for working and one to relax.

Garden Landscaping

We landscapers work all year round, only stopping for severe weather conditions such as deep snow, flooding or extreme heat. So to some extent and allowing for waiting lists, we can usually landscape the garden when it’s convenient to you. 

Many people prefer work to go ahead during autumn, winter and early spring, when they are least likely to be using their gardens. However, landscaping could also be done during the summer months, for example to tidy the garden after building work, or when you are away on holiday and not using your driveway etc.

Absolutely yes! The final choice should always be yours but please remember that your landscaper has a lot of experience in this area and that some landscaping materials might not be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. 

Aesthetics isn’t everything and neither is budget.  You will be living with your garden for a long time so think about functionality first.  It may be important to you that your patio is slip-resistant and stain proof, or that your drive is able to take the weight of heavier vehicles. Some materials take longer to install (and therefore cost more in labour) than others. And not every plant will thrive in your garden – no matter how good they look on Gardener’s World!

In short – yes, you can choose your landscaping materials, but please listen to your landscaper’s advice before finalising your decision.

Sometimes, yes. We may need to use machinery to move soil and contour your garden. At times, our tree surgeons may use chainsaws and our slab layers will need stone saws and cement mixers to do their work.

However we will do our utmost to be considerate to you and your neighbours.  We try not to strike up noisy machines too early in the morning and we’ll do our best to be quiet when the baby is asleep.

On the flip side of the coin – landscaping can be used to reduce the amount of noise in your garden. Need to block out road noise? Talk to us!

There are many indications that a well-designed and landscaped garden may increase the value of a house and help to sell it quicker. A nice garden can add up to 20% to a home's worth.

Some sources even claim that every £1000 invested in landscaping increases the value of a property by £2000.