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converting garage to playroom updated costs

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Ilovetea81 Sun 24-May-15 20:12:46

Hi, has anybody had experience adding a stud wall and turning rear of garage into playroom? Would need to cut internal door through breeze blocks is that possible and if so does anyone have rough ideas of costings?
Thank you :-)

vienaa Sun 24-May-15 21:15:24

you will need to do more than that, Building Control as you are tuning part of it into a room, adding Insulation damp proof and a Vapour Control Layer and other layers to the ground so you will need to dig down, you will need to get the walls insulated too as it will be class as a room and you will need a window..

ChablisTyrant Sun 24-May-15 21:20:49

It depends on lots of things. Are the walls of the garage double cavity like the rest of the house? Will you need a steel to knock through to rest of house? The stud wall part is cheap. The floor will need sorting out because it'll probably just be concrete and lower than the rest of the house. Building control will want to oversee it because rooms are subject to different regs than garages. Should be doable for a few grand though. Isn't complicated.

TheUnwillingNarcheska Sun 24-May-15 21:36:05

Insulation is the thing you want to go over the top on especially with it being a playroom.

We did ours but the reverse, we kept storage at the rear of the garage as that had the boiler and a door into the garden, and converted the front of the garage so replaced the doors with windows and cut a door in. It was the only access point internally so it made sense to do it that way round.

Also mine was a double garage so the costs were higher. You will need to check with planning but you will definitely need building regs. Planning wise they do consider the garage as a place to park a car so they have to assess your outside parking options. Even though you probably don't use it for parking now that has to be considered.

If your garage is an integral part of the house and there is a floor above it then it is probably double skinned, if it is added on, it will probably be single skinned brickwork which will require a cavity wall being created or serious insulation.

Ilovetea81 Sun 24-May-15 22:09:29

Thank you everyone. It always seems simple until you dig deeper. Lots to think about.

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