Garage Conversion Cost
The average cost of a garage conversion in the UK is in the region of £9,000 for a single garage and £14,000 for a double garage.
The cost of your garage conversion will depend on the size of the area and the building works that need to be done. Garages vary in size and if you are converting the space into a liveable area it will need to be fully insulated and adhere to specific building regulations. Some garage conversions may also require additional work to be carried out to the foundations and existing waste pipes may need to be altered.
There are a few other factors to consider when converting your loft such as the condition of the existing structure. If your garage currently forms part of your home and is enclosed by at least two interior walls and already has a room above it, it will probably already meet the required building regulations. However, if your garage is a standalone building with single- brick walls and a roof constructed from corrugated sheets, you may be looking at a garage conversion cost of up to £5000 alone to bring the structure in line with current building regulations.
Another factor that will influence the price of your garage conversion is whether or not the gas and electricity metres are sited within your garage and whether you want to relocate them to another part of your home. Moving both meters to another location can cost anywhere from £1,000 to £3,000. If you do not want to move them a simple stud wall can be built with a hatch for access.
Your garage may not currently be at the same level as the rest of your home and this may be an essential part to your garage conversion. Having your garage levelled to the same height as your home will have a dramatic impact to the price you can expect to pay. Your garage roof will also need to meet building regulation requirements so work may need to be done here as well.
The cost of the interior design works will also need to be taken into consideration. Again, the cost here can vary. If you are planning on just making your garage an additional storage space this will be cheaper than converting the space into an extra bedroom perhaps with an en- suite.