Garage Conversions In Scotland - Reliable And Professional
Looking for a high-quality garage conversion in Scotland?
We have the perfect combination of experienced garage conversion professionals and talented Scottish builders to satisfy your unique specifications for a comprehensive garage conversion from start to finish.
Luke Lloyd Builders can convert all types of garages, including single, double garage conversions, detached, and integrated garages. Garage Conversion to guest bedrooms, play dens, utility or kitchen areas, offices, or gyms are all popular. Garage conversions are a more inexpensive option than relocating or constructing an addition to your house.
Did you know that converting your garage may add 10-15% to the value of your home?
If necessary, Luke Lloyd Builders may convert a flat-roofed garage to a pitched roof or construct a room above the garage. Luke Lloyd Builders conversion teams have been thoroughly verified, trained, and are highly talented in their respective industries. Each project is carried out in compliance with all applicable legal rules and laws.
Luke Lloyd Builders is a leader in completing projects on time, on budget, and to the highest standards. If your looking for garage conversion builders then give us a call.
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Why Should You Convert Your Garage?
Numerous reasons exist for converting a garage in Scotland from the necessity for additional room to accommodate your increasing family to the creation of your ideal kitchen or the need to have a particular spot to call your own. Each homeowner has a unique cause for evicting the garden equipment and rubbish that gather in a garage. In 2018, the RAC reported that 9% of family vehicles were stored overnight in a garage. As a result, the great majority of homeowners never use their garage for the purpose intended. Additionally, a garage conversion may increase the value of your property by up to 20%. However, it is prudent to research current ceiling prices for comparable houses in your neighbourhood before embarking on home remodelling projects as an investment. Lots of our customer are looking to convert their garage into a bar for some late night drinks.
There are various things you can do with a garage conversion, within reason. Our top garage conversion ideas include the following:
Construct an open-plan living area
Combine your kitchen, living room, and dining room to create a beautiful, appealing area that will add movement to your house, increase natural light, and provide a connection to the garden. Open plan living, which is popular among homeowners, is an excellent method to create an indoor-outdoor environment that brings you closer to your outside environment.
This type of room may be built by knocking down walls and reorganising your basement space if necessary, then combining it with floor to ceiling windows and bi-folding doors to create a stunning area that invites the outdoors in.
Create Rooms for your hobbies or passions
If you are devoted to a certain pastime, building a zone dedicated to it may be a dream come true. Whether you want a room for your train set, a man cave, a reading room, a yoga room, a gym, or a workshop for your favourite art or craft, converting your garage space may be the correct choice for you. The benefits of transforming your garage space into a hobby room include the following:
Any equipment required for your activity is stored away from more communal/family areas.
You have your own getaway The area your garage provides may be just what you need, and you won’t have to do major construction work, such as wall removal.
Office at home
If you’re looking for a space to use as a home office, studio, or workshop, your garage may be the ideal solution. Depending on the configuration of your garage, you may be able to build a self-contained room with its own door. This is advantageous if you need to host customers or job-related guests at your home but wish to keep work and home distinct.
If your family is expanding, utilising the space provided by your garage to build a children’s playroom might make a significant impact. Anyone who is a parent knows that toys proliferate exponentially, and having space where you can close the door on the clutter and noise may be a lifesaver. Additionally, when children get older, their playroom may be utilised to complete homework and socialise with friends.
Conversion of a two-story garage
If you really want to go all out, why not consider a double storey garage conversion? This allows you to build the space you want on the main level while also adding an additional bedroom or bathroom upstairs, or both if space permits. Although double-storey garages take longer to build, are more likely to require planning approval, and are more expensive than single-storey garage conversions, the additional space may make a significant impact on your home life.
Luke Lloyd Builders are garage conversion experts and can advise you on the best solution for your particular situation.
Completing Garage Conversions Of The Finest Quality At An Affordable Price
Your project will gain personal attention from inception to completion. Maintaining contact with you, the client, we guarantee a seamless transition from one process to the next, and, most importantly, a successful project and a happy customer.
With the consumer in mind, quality and architecture is prioritised. We take pride in using only the finest — the best tools, the best construction methods, and the best people when working on your project.
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Most Popular Questions
Garage conversion prices can only be correctly determined after a site visit and survey, as well as a firm quotation. Each client’s demands, budget, actual garage layout, and venue are special, posing unique obstacles
This is dependent on a variety of factors; however, we can Still consult with the local council’s planning department and the criteria varies depending on the extent of your project, the council area you live in, and also your particular street/estate/district. If you need to get approval, our architect (or your own) can walk you through the process and assist you.
The time it takes to create a garage conversion (excluding design and planning periods) varies depending on the scope of the work involved with your specific project, for example, a single garage converted into a single space can take 2-3 weeks, while a more complicated double garage converted into a flat can take 4-6 weeks. When we give you a quote, we’ll give you a general timeline and scheduling for your project.
What Modifications Do I Need To Do?
Doors and windows
Consider the following:
- To meet the construction rules, all new windows must be double glazed and energy-efficient.
- It’s important to think about ventilation. A higher amount of ventilation, such as a fan and a window, is required in rooms where steam will be created.
- It’s likely that you’ll rebuild the foundations, lay bricks, and install a new window where the original garage door was. If you want the room to fit in smoothly, make sure the new windows and brickwork match the rest of your house.
- Ensure that your new windows and doors are fire-safe, including having adequate escape routes in the case of a fire.
The roof has been replaced.
It’s possible that your original garage roof is watertight and suitable for its purpose, but if it isn’t, you’ll need to make improvements. This might be a good opportunity to modify the construction to match the rest of the house, such as switching from a flat to a pitched roof.
Damp protection and insulation
To fulfil building regulations, all walls, floors, windows, and roofs must be insulated, as well as the walls and floors damp-proofed. As a minimum requirement, insulation must fulfil U-values established by building regulations. However, they vary across the UK, so check with your local authorities.
It is preferable to invest in the finest available insulation than to achieve the minimal requirements, especially if space will be utilised as a bedroom or living room.
Plumbing and electricity
This is an excellent opportunity to bring your electricity up to code to match the rest of your house. At this step, make sure you carefully evaluate the location of electrical outlets and lights.
If you’re adding a shower room or a toilet to your new area, you’ll need to figure out where the current water and waste outflows are, since this will impact how easy the conversion will be.
Consider if your existing boiler can be utilised to heat the extra room, or whether underfloor or electric heating is a better option.
Who will assist me in converting my garage?
Depending on the scope and complexity of your project, you may require a variety of professionals.
A structural engineer will be in charge of creating the structural drawings and calculations needed to meet building codes. Because most garage conversions are uncomplicated and most homeowners have a clear brief and won’t need planning approval, a structural engineer rather than an architect is likely all you’ll need.
Technologist in architecture
If you have a clear brief and require assistance getting planning approval, an architectural technologist (CIAT) is a fantastic alternative. A qualified architect (ARB) is unlikely to be required because they are professionals in the design process and most garage conversions do not necessitate design inspiration.
If you’re doing a garage conversion in a run-down or historic home, it’s a good idea to hire a surveyor from the start to uncover any difficulties you would otherwise ignore.
You will need to hire a builder unless you are an expert yourself. You may either hire a garage conversion contractor who can handle everything and hire experts (such as plumbers and electricians), or you may hire individuals and oversee the job yourself.
Be aware that project managing different craftsmen who have never worked together before might be difficult. Also, many people search for cheap garage conversions. If you decide to do it on a budget we can help explain all the options to you.
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Garage Conversion Paisley
Garage Conversion Bearsden
Garage Conversion Stirling
Garage Conversion East Kilbride
Garage Conversion East Lothian
Garage Conversion Hamilton
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Garage Conversion Ayr
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