Want A New Garage Built As A House Extension?
Building a garage extension can add significant value to your property. MFBS recommend that you do your research before hiring just any builder to undertake the work for you. There are a number of building regulations and planning permission application elements that may need satisfying.
Have a think about what you will be using your new garage for. Is your new garage to keep your car safe, or are you needing extra storage or utility room space? Are you planning on setting up a study, office space, a granny flat, or even a playroom?
This will help you think about how large you want your garage to be. So for instance, at least 6 metres long by 3.5 metres wide would be necessary for your keeping one vehicle in. Obviously, for any more, construction plans need to be appropriately adjusted. If household appliances, such as washing machine, dryer or freezer are to go here too, this requires adequate provision.
Measurements dictate the amount of any building materials. If you are not confident of the size of garage extension you need, then an architect drawing will help and save you from any costly mistakes – like divorce!
In terms of planning permission, since 2008 garage extensions attached to your property are classed as ‘permitted developments’. Your local authority may then apply specific building regulations.
As for appropriate building materials, most garages are made of brick and pressure treated timber or high grade aluminium metal. Protective coating also has to be applied with high pressure steam jets, making it resistant to water, rot, mildew and insect damage.
Of course, we are simplifying the process here, because we understand that it is generally much easier to construct a building extension to suit your particular needs. MFBS have years of experience building garages and will undertake all of the following for you:
- Undertake a full assessment of what you need your garage extension for
- Full measurements
- Building and planning regulations management
- Design plans, including special features: windows, doors, sockets, storage, etc
- Dig foundations
- Lay your floor screed and concrete base
- Construct your garage to plans
How Much Does It Cost To Build A Garage Extension?
MFBS will offer you a realistic estimate, which we know you will see immediately as a worthwhile investment. An average cost of building a garage extension could be anything between £250 and £350 per square metre.
Planning permission is not usually required for a garage conversion, providing the building and improvement work is internal and you do not plant to enlarge the building.
Sometimes, however, permitted development rights may have been removed from some properties with regard to garage conversions. You can contact your local planning authority to check if you have a garage conversion plan in mind, (particularly if you live on a new housing development, listed building, or in a conservation area). Alternatively, we can undertake this aspect of the work for you.
For further information on the building regulations that may apply with garage conversions, please refer to the Government website here, or get in touch with us with your questions.
If you are planning to build a garage, a garage extension or convert your garage, tell us about your project by filling in our contact sheet, emailing us here: firstname.lastname@example.org, or simply call us on: 07888 854464 and we can arrange a convenient time to view any work to be undertaken and quote you