Types of Garage Conversion Projects
Knowing the estimated cost of your garage conversion can be important, even if you are still at the planning stage. One of the most important factors in determining your budget is the type of garage conversion that you are getting.
Not only do different types of garage conversion have different results, but they also take different levels of effort. One garage conversion option in Rugeley may require far more work and time than another – especially if it adjusts the existing foundations and room – while offering a much larger amount of extra living space in return.
Attached Garage Conversions
An attached garage conversion focuses on converting a garage attached to your home separately. Since attached garages are connected to the main house through at least one door, they do not require much work to transform into a new space.
The existing structure of this garage can remain relatively unchanged, although you may want to remove the existing garage door. Removing every external ground-level door makes the attached garage much more secure, but keeping the garage doors is still practical if you are turning it into a hobby space.
Most of the garage conversion cost here comes from having to install new pipework and electrical wires, as well as the installation or removal of certain internal walls. Some clients even prefer to knock down the wall separating the garage from the main room that it connects to, extending their floor space instead by combining the two rooms together.
Attached garage conversion costs
Attached garage conversion projects often cost around £10,000 to £20,000 in total, depending on the scale of the project and the amount of work done. Removing load-bearing walls would bump this up slightly higher, as would changing the foundations.
We can make sure that your attached garage is converted quickly and within your budget, turning it into a habitable space that matches your specifications. Every garage conversion specialist within our ranks is fully equipped to break down the costs involved in each step of the process, so let us know if you need more information.
Integral Garage Conversions
Integral garage jobs are a lot cheaper than attached garage conversion projects. Since these garages are already taking up floor space by ‘replacing’ a room within your home, converting them can be a better way to get more floor space from the existing structure of your home.
These are the cheapest options due to the nature of the garage itself. Since it is ‘slotted’ into the existing structure, it often has the same wall quality as the rest of the house, and two-storey homes have a room up above instead of a garage roof that will need improving.
Features like a damp-proof course and roof insulation are already either taken care of or completely irrelevant, meaning that most of the work goes into the garage space itself.
It is not hard for us to turn your garage into a liveable space worthy of the main house. The highest cost may come from removing the original garage doors and installing a new wall space instead.
Integral garage conversion costs
An integral garage conversion is the cheapest option at around £7,500 to £12,500. The entire project boils down to overhauling a single room. Roofing usually is not a problem, and the walls are often just as reliable as any other room’s, meaning the two major problem areas are the door and garage floors.
Since this kind of garage is so cheap and unobtrusive to convert, you often have more flexibility with how your garage is laid out. We can have a structural engineer or another specialist look over your plans, helping you refine your layout while still allowing you to break up the new room however you like.
Detached Garage Conversions
Detached garage conversion work is much more expensive than the previous two types since the garage is completely separate. Even a single garage can be costly since the expenses involved in setting up electrical, water and gas lines can be much higher due to the distance and the effort needed to get everything installed.
There can also be a lot more work required during the conversion itself. The existing foundations and structure of the garage may need to be overhauled, and even our garage conversion specialists will need to work hard to help you stay within budget. In many cases, this is more of a building project than a conversion one.
On the other hand, these garages have near limitless potential since they are not attached to your home. They can become a private office, a playhouse for children, a home bar, somewhere to sit and relax, a hobby space or even just a generic habitable room to use when you have guests around.
Detached garage conversion costs
These garages are expensive to convert, mostly because a lot more work is needed to get everything finished. Ensuring that the garage is structurally sound is important, but your new space may also need a lot of additional equipment for safety reasons, such as its own miniature circuit breaker.
Expect to pay around £17,500 at a minimum (the average for a 36-meter-squared space), with double detached garages of the same size needing at least £45,000 to fully convert. Of course, this can always change, depending on the state of the garage and the number of alterations made.
Double Garage Conversions
Double garage projects are, in general, just more expensive and larger-scale versions of regular conversion work. A double garage often has a dual garage door design and might even be designed as two distinct rooms – both of which mean that more work might be needed to fully convert them.
Even if you keep each door, you will be working with a larger space that might have internal walls (load-bearing or otherwise) and other obstructions that need to be moved or adjusted.
Planning is vital when working with this kind of garage, and our specialists are able to help you adapt the space to your needs.
We can also help you with a garage conversion that only adjusts one half of a double garage or converting the space into two separate rooms. Whatever specific design you are looking for, we can make sure that you have what you need planned out and ready to install within short notice.
Double garage conversion costs
A double garage has a massive amount of potential but with a higher cost to match. You can convert it into one big space, split both garages into separate rooms, or even use internal walls to create multiple different sub-rooms. All of this adds to the complexity (and cost) of what you are trying to create.
Internal doors, different types of floor slab or flooring for different areas, windows, lighting for individual spaces and the adjustment of each garage door can all cost more than you might expect. Estimate at least double what you would pay for a single garage – perhaps more if your plan is quite complex.
Partial Garage Conversions
A partial garage conversion allows you to turn a single garage into a dual-purpose space, either with physical dividers or just using temporary internal walls. These are often very cheap and quick since they are not even a full garage conversion, but it depends on the exact design and plan that you go for.
For example, you might decide to extend your living room into half of the garage or build a dividing wall in your garage so that half of it can become a secondary bathroom. This gives you a massive range of flexibility but also means that there is not really a ‘standard’ for how much it will cost or how long it will take.
In general, if you are converting only a small part of your garage’s internal structure (such as extending another room into one half of the garage or setting up a bathroom), then you can expect the process to be fairly quick.
If you are doing something more complex, it will take more time and money, but not nearly as much as a full conversion in Rugeley.
Partial conversion costs
Since there is not a single specific way that you might want your garage to be converted, it is impossible to estimate a cost. However, some of the simplest partial conversions fall between the £5,500 and £8,500 price range – usually things that do not involve many extra materials to set up.
This all varies heavily depending on what you do, so remember that you will want a professional to estimate the costs. Contact us, or get in touch with one of our experts, if you need help with planning around a tight budget.