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Cost of Converting a garage

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thisgirlrides Tue 07-Feb-17 12:20:31

We have the space to extend & want more living area but sadly not the budget so decided to convert our single garage into a room + en-suite but so far haven't had a quote come in under £30k! I was expecting far less than this and wondering if we just need to keep looking for someone cheaper or we need to adjust our expectation (& budget!).

This is for knocking through a door into the house, changing front into a window, bricked by up a back door, raising the floor by 3-4", usual insulating, plaster, plumbing & electrics etc & partition wall. Bathroom f&f, flooring etc are all budget option and both quotes include 5% contingency but not the additional cost of moving our gas & electric meter confused.
We are in the SE which presumably makes a difference sad

everythingshunkydory Tue 07-Feb-17 12:58:54

Wow I would expect to pay half that (midlands)

Elllicam Tue 07-Feb-17 13:03:38

I've had a quote for £5000 (scotland) that was without a bathroom though.

orangepudding Tue 07-Feb-17 13:07:41

I'm in Herts and paid 9k for a garage conversion recently. It was without a bathroom and we didn't need any knocking through as there was already a door from the house

Truckingalong Tue 07-Feb-17 13:09:28

We had 2 quotes for this which were both c£18k. We're in north west.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Tue 07-Feb-17 13:12:25

My parents were looking to do this and the costs were £35k +. They live in Surrey.

TwitterQueen1 Tue 07-Feb-17 13:27:47

Gosh, way too much. Have you tried

suzyrut Tue 07-Feb-17 13:28:49


We had our garage converted on our previous house about 2 years ago. Cost for the building work was £6k without a window or bathroom. However we're currently having a loft conversion with an ensuite and new windows. The quote for those are bathroom £6k including suite and just over £1k for a 1600 x 1600 aluminium window.

So that's not even half the quote you've got. Where abouts in the SE are you, we are Surrey?

thisgirlrides Tue 07-Feb-17 13:57:29

I'm in Kent so unfortunately the company in the link don't cover our area but I'd welcome any recommendations. We had read around £8-10k for a single garage but figured £15k should cover moving the meters & allow for overinflated SE pricing (& we can get there s added to our mortgage without a full revaluation/survey) so to say these quotes were a shock is an understatement! I'll definitely call in a few more people so thanks for the feedback I just wanted to check my estimates weren't totally off the mark. Bastard rip-off merchants envy

Honey1975 Tue 07-Feb-17 14:00:55

We had a quote of 5-6k to turn garage into playroom. We're on Surrey.

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