Greengates Builders Merchants

Would Like To Convert Your Garage Into Living Space?


According to car insurance companies more than 50% of motorists don’t put their cars away every night in a garage.  Garages these days are used for storing junk, tools and garden equipment.

People are now turning garages into extra living space. The ways in which garages are being converted reflects the way we are living our lives these days.  Many are becoming extra bedrooms or living rooms, cinema rooms, party rooms, gyms, home office, self- contained living accom­moda­tion for elderly relatives or young people.

Before converting your garage you need to think about parking space.  Do you have somewhere to park? Space is very limited these days with so many cars on the road.

Some parents are now changing their garages into separate living spaces for their children, as a way of helping them save to get on the property ladder.

Attempting a garage conversion is not for the DIY builder.­  A garage needs to be structurally sound, with the walls, roof and floor well insulated and of sound construc­tion.

A single garage could cost as little as £12,000 to convert and the sky is the limit if you want to add a cinema room.  Whatever your budget you could convert the garage.

If you fancy converting your garage make sure of what planning/­building regulations you need before starting any work.

“Is your garage right for conversion? Maybe it’s something to think about for the future” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire.

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