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Did you know that a quality garage conversion can boost the value of your property by up to 10%? It’s one of the most cost-effective home improvements you can make, and acts as a long-term investment you can immediately enjoy the benefits of. Camberford Construction serve as the Camberley and wider Surrey area’s go-to garage conversion specialist, and on this page, have looked to explain exactly how we can turn even long-neglected, run-down garages into comfortable modern living spaces.
There are a number of ways you can approach the design of a garage conversion. It may be that the shape of your garage is ideal for its intended use, either as a bedroom, kitchen, dining area, gym, games room, study – whatever it is you’re looking to add to your property. However, many homeowners around Camberley find that their garage is not the right shape, often too long and thin.
In this case, it’s worth considering splitting the garage into two rooms via block walling. This won’t suit all intended uses, but if you’re looking to add a toilet and some separate storage, it could be ideal. It’s worth noting that you do not require permission from your local authority if your garage conversion won’t involve structural alteration, unless your property is listed or situated in a Conservation Area. In these cases, you will likely require planning permission for even the most minor modifications. If you’re in anyway unsure whether you require planning permission, give your local council a call (Surrey Heath Borough Council for those newly moved to Camberley).
Another important point to consider is that if you transform your garage into a habitable room, you will need to ensure it complies with all relevant building regulations. These cover insulation, fireproofing, ventilation and structural integrity, amongst other matters of safety. Our team are fully versed in said regulations, and can work with you to design something within your budget that will prove both functional and legally compliant. As such, delivering a garage conversion isn’t as straight forward as it might seem. It may involve any or all of the following:
• Insulation & Damp Proofing
• Plumbing & Wiring
• New Walls
• Window & Door Fitting
While many companies that provide garage conversion services to homeowners around Camberley and wider Surrey struggle with being able to offer every aspect of the job to a high standard, Camberford Construction is especially versatile, and can offer the same exceptional quality across the board. This means you’ll end up with a perfect finished product that will pay for itself when it comes time to sell up!