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When planning a garage conversion you need to choose the right professional for the job. Plentific can help you along by generating a list of the best tradesmen in your local area that offer garage conversions as a service, and you can even access customer reviews to help you compare your options. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about garage conversions?
Before going ahead with a garage conversion you should know exactly what kind of room you want at the end, as this will have a big influence on the cost of the job. A conversion can be a cheaper alternative to building an extension, but if it requires the installation of things like water pipes and electrical outlets this can greatly increase your expenses. For a more complex conversion you may want to hire an architect to draw up plans for you or at least a project manager to oversee the construction.
It is important that you check the experience of your each of your potential choices. You can ask tradesmen to provide customer reviews from previous jobs. You may be able to see picture of previous conversions to help you decide if a tradesman’s experience suits your needs. For any builders, architects or others tradespeople involved in the project, be sure to check their qualifications, as well as whether or not they are members of a tradesmen’s organisation, as this will not only vouch for their skills but also show they can comfortably meet high standards for professionalism and codes of conduct. Ensure that any workers have a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card (CSCS) as this will prove that they have passed a CITB Health, Safety and Environment Test.
How much does a garage conversion cost?
The average cost of a garage conversion is around £5000 to £7000, but this really depends on the size of the project and exactly what kind of conversion you want. Having to add new water pipes or electrical outlets alone could add over £1000. Price can also be impacted by the design of the new interior, whether or not you need a project manager, the types of materials the project requires and the height of the existing floor. When you get a quote, definitely ask for a price breakdown as this will help you compare your options. You should also get some estimates for the long term costs of the conversion, including lighting and heating. Before making a final decision, get several quotes to choose from as this will help you make the most cost effective decision.