Garage Conversion Edinburgh
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Garage Conversion Cost in Edinburgh
Garage conversions offer a cost effective solution for homeowners seeking to expand their living space without breaking the bank. Typically, garage conversions do not necessitate planning permission, making them a swift and straightforward home improvement option. This conversion option optimises space utilisation and enhances living conditions at a budget friendly rate.
Home Conversion Scotland offers garage conversion services in Edinburgh, throughout Central Scotland and Fife. Single garage conversions begin at approximately £9,995, while double garage conversions start from around £12,995 and may range up to £20,000 or more, depending on specific requirements. The average cost of a garage conversion in Scotland is around £12,500.
One practical reason to consider converting your garage is its underutilisation for parking vehicles. While garages traditionally serve as spaces for car storage, modern cars often prove too large to comfortably fit within them. Additionally, constraints such as narrow doorways may hinder easy access in and out of parked cars. Consequently, many homeowners opt to park their vehicles outside, leaving the garage to serve as a storage area for miscellaneous items or “to be used later” goods, often becoming cluttered with items like coat hangers.
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Our team has managed hundreds of garage conversions and other home improvements, providing experience and expertise to complete your project with ease.
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What Is a Garage Conversion
As the number of family members increases in your home or if you are already feeling cramped, you might be in need of more space. It’s also becoming a far more difficult task to move home with the property market making things a whole “to do” in terms of finding a better living space that’s local and suitable to other needs. More and more people who live in Scotland are completing home improvements such as house extensions, loft conversions and garage conversions or erecting an outdoor garden room.
You might want to increase your space by expanding an existing room or making a brand new area of your house.
A popular option to do this is to convert your garage, making the most out of an existing space. In a large percentage of homes in Scotland, the garage space is used to store household goods and things people would prefer to be out of sight from their living space. If you own a large double garage and you only need to convert a section, which can also be done easier and quicker than the traditional home extension.
In simple words, a garage conversion is the conversion of your garage into a room that will act as an extension of your home.
Garage Conversions in Edinburgh
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Benefits of a Garage Conversion
A common question that arises when people consider a garage conversion is, why convert the garage? Why not extend some part of the house if more space is needed? There are not one but several reasons why a garage conversion is way better than extending your home. Not everyone may have the space to extend the home to add more space. For such individuals, a garage conversion is the only option to gain more living space.
Even for those who have land space available for an extension, a garage conversion is a superior option. One of the advantages of converting a garage is that it costs significantly less than building an extension of your home. Additionally, the hassle of obtaining a permit for an extension can be avoided by converting the garage instead of extending any part of your house.
Other benefits of a Garage Conversion
No alteration to the exterior, interior or aesthetics of the main part of your house.
Garage conversions take less time to plan, design and install, creating a new space in a matter of months.
Gaining planning permission for garage conversions is far easier than home extensions or loft conversions. In some cases, if there is no increase in size, the new space is not for living in and meets other criteria, no planning permission is required at all.
Converting an existing garage is often more cost effective than building an extension from scratch. Since the basic structure is already in place, you will save on materials and construction costs.
A well designed garage conversion can increase the value of your home. By adding extra living space, you’re effectively increasing the usable square footage, which can make your property more appealing to potential buyers and potentially increase its resale value.
Many homes have garages that are underutilised or used primarily for storage. By converting the garage into a functional living space, you can enhance the overall functionality and usability of your home.
Unlike some types of extensions or additions, a garage conversion typically integrates seamlessly with the existing structure of your home, preserving its architectural integrity and character.
Garage conversions allow for bespoke designs, consult with our building surveyor and an architect to achieve your ideal features and layout.
Garage Conversion into a Bedroom
Create an extra bedroom
Garage Conversion Design Ideas
The garage conversion design process has endless possibilities, with dozens of different ideas being brought to life for homeowners across Scotland. Our skilled team can help you convert your dusty, cold garage into an attractive and usable living space. All you have to do is explain what you are looking for during your free plan and design consultation, and we provide a detailed explanation of costs and what’s possible. Here are some of the ideas that customers have asked for their garage to be converted into:
- A spare bedroom attached with a bathroom.
- Small workspace or home office.
- Personal gym or fitness studio to run a small business from.
- Children’s play area.
- A separate private room for your eldest child or an elderly family member.
- A large guest or entertainment room.
- TV and Music studio.
- Games room.
- An extension of your kitchen.
- Various other workspaces.
The list above is just a few examples of what your garage can be used for. Whatever idea you have, however complicated the transformation may seem, we can help you convert your garage into a practical and modern room in a relatively quick manner.
Garage Conversion into an Office
Create an ideal space to work from home or run your business from
How does a Garage Conversion work?
The first step is to contact us and briefly explain your garage conversion plans. Once you’ve done that, we’ll schedule a home visit at a time convenient for you to have a detailed discussion. On the appointed day, our team of experts will visit your home to inspect the garage space and discuss your plans in detail. We’ll explore how your garage can be transformed into the room of your dreams, considering your ideas and our suggestions. We’ll address all your queries, explain the conversion process in detail, and provide you with an estimate.
Once we agree on the plan, we’ll engage an architect to create the final detailed plan of your garage, which will be used by us and submitted to the local authority. You can either select an architect or we can provide one who specializes in garage conversion plans. The architect will then submit the final plan to obtain a building warrant, which is legally required in Scotland before converting a garage. Once the warrant is obtained, we’ll use the drawing to prepare an estimate for the work. We’ll provide this estimate to you and remain available to address any doubts you may have regarding the cost.
Once you’re satisfied with the estimate, we’ll prepare a contract for you to sign and request a small deposit. Once these formalities are complete, we’ll schedule a start date for the work and provide you with an estimated completion date. The conversion process typically takes 2 to 5 weeks to complete, depending on the size, design, and nature of the space. Please note that no building work can commence until the warrant is obtained, as doing so would be a criminal offence.
Upon completion of the conversion process, our managers will inspect every aspect of the space to ensure it meets our standards. The certificate of completion will be forwarded to the local authority, after which the converted space will be inspected by an inspector from the building standards council to verify compliance with the provided plan.
Garage Conversion Builders Edinburgh
Experienced garage conversion builders serving Edinburgh
Our Garage Conversion Builders
Our team who carry out your garage conversion design and installation consists of experienced tradesmen from all fields like engineers, building surveyors, electricians, plumbers, plasterers, builders, and joiners. We can also subcontract skilled tilers we have used before, so if there’s a bathroom in your new space, we can cater for this whilst ensuring our high quality and standards.
Home Conversion Scotland’s garage conversion builders have over a decade of experience completing successful projects with a strong portfolio and customers you can speak to in detail about their experience.
So, get in touch to arrange a free plan and design consultation with our team.
Queries related to Garage Conversion
- Does garage conversion require planning permission?
In Scotland, planning permission is not required for garage conversion since it typically does not involve adding any additional structure to the existing home. However, it is advisable to err on the side of caution and inquire with local authorities for confirmation.
- How long will it take for the garage conversion process to complete?
The garage conversion typically takes 2 to 3 weeks for a small space. However, it can extend up to 5 weeks depending on the design, structure, and type of conversion required.
- Does garage conversion need a building warrant?
Yes, a building warrant is mandatory to ensure that the space is designed and constructed in compliance with national standards, ensuring safety, proper ventilation, etc. It is the responsibility of the owner to obtain a building warrant from the authorities.
- How long will it take for the authorities to issue a building warrant?
It usually takes about a month for the building warrant to be issued and it is chargeable.
- How much will the garage conversion cost?
The total cost of the garage will depend on the type of conversion and the entire conversion process. An exact amount cannot be provided before the conversion; however, an estimate will be provided once the building warrant is obtained..
- Do I need to arrange any workers from outside?
No, our team comprises experts from various fields of work, including engineers, plumbers, electricians, and more..
- Can a portion of our garage be converted or only full completion is possible?
We carry out full as well as partial conversion of any garages. This is done according to the wish of the customers. Be it full or partial completion, quality work is guaranteed by us.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us anytime, and our customer service representatives will be happy to assist you and provide clarification.
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Areas Outside Of Edinburgh We Convert Garages
We convert garages across Scotland, including the likes of Argyll & Bute, Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, Edinburgh, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow, Greenock & Inverclyde, Perth & Kinross, North Lanarkshire, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire and West Lothian.