If you're running out of living and working space in your current home in Liverpool, you might want to consider converting your garage as an alternative to moving to a larger and more expensive house. Moving house can be a costly hassle and can also take a lot of time.
Converting your garage into extra space can be an inexpensive and relatively quick alternative to looking for a new home. Today many garages are no longer used for car storage and are instead just used for storing items you no longer use. When you convert your garage, you can not only create extra space but also have a chance to clear out all the old stuff you no longer need.
There is also the excellent advantage of enabling you to stay in your family home and in the area you've grown used to. It can also come out significantly cheaper than moving to a larger house while still giving most of the same benefits. If your garage is near to your house it is likely that you won't need planning permission and can get started straight away (always check local planning laws before beginning a project).
For the average garage, the job of converting it to a living space will involve improvements to the walls, floor and roof. The walls for most garages are normally a single skin, but they'll need to be changed to a double skin wall with insulation in the cavity, if this is done from the inside you should be aware that you will lose some of the floor space as the walls will come inwards further. Your current garage door will, of course, need to be changed to a wall and to support this the foundations may need to be improved.
The floor will need upgrading to include a damp-proof membrane, and you'll also need to improve the roof by adding insulation. You may also need some electrical or plumbing work done depending on what use the room is going to be put to. Although many of these improvements can be done yourself, it is recommended that you hire a professional with experience of this type of job to get it done properly.
This is more expensive, but if you choose a good Liverpool builder, it will mean that your job is done legally and safely. If possible, always choose a builder that comes personally recommended by someone you know, that way you can be as certain as possible that they're capable of doing an excellent job on your Loft, Garage or Basement Conversion.
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