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Cost of conversion: garage to reception room

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BlogOnTheTyne Fri 29-Mar-13 16:54:41

Has anyone had a garage converted to another reception room/office and if so, how much did it cost?

We're thinking about this. Garage is already attached to house and can be accessed via a utility room. It already has a window too but we want additional windows to replace the garage door, plus bricks of course and around the side, a door from the outside, so it can be accessed without going through the house.

It'll need insulating, floors 'done' instead of cement, I presume and we also want to put in a tiny toilet/sink/shower room as part of the conversion.

How much might that cost these days?

Would we need a builder or can a lot of the stuff be done by a carpenter/man-of-all-trades?

purplewithred Fri 29-Mar-13 17:00:07

Our garage conversion included knocking down a supporting wall adding an rsj, putting in an office and utility room, moving a downstairs loo door, big new window where the garage door was, etc etc. and we went with an expensive package company because I was commuting and dp has never done anything like it before, so they handled planning consent too, structural engineer, building regs etc. So it was top whack pricing. Oh and south east England. Came to £16,000 all in.

purplewithred Fri 29-Mar-13 17:00:31

I would definitely say you need a builder ough.

Potterer Fri 29-Mar-13 19:05:55

It has to comply with building regs so if a joiner can assure you that they can do it to that standard and have it signed off by building regs people then you can go down that route. Personally I had a builder.

We didn't have a door so they knocked through from the hall, we had a double garage converted and retained a store at the back of the garage. We already had a door to the garden from the back of the garage.

2 new windows, plus one side one bricked up, 2 radiators, relocation of loft hatch, new lighting, laminate flooring etc £11.5k. I am in West Yorkshire.

A single garage is ball park £7k done to a decent spec

nocake Fri 29-Mar-13 21:05:09

You'll probably need foundations for the wall (with window in it) that will replace the garage door so that will need a builder. There are companies who specialise in garage conversions and they'll make sure it meets current building regs.

BlogOnTheTyne Sat 30-Mar-13 16:14:48

Thanks for the advice. I think I'll contact various local companies who do these conversions all the time and get some quotes.

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