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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Loy

Garage Conversion : Common Questions and FAQ's from Earnock Builders

Updated: Feb 10

Your home is your sanctuary, your haven, and the place where memories are made. But what if we told you that there’s an often-overlooked space right on your property, just waiting to be transformed into something extraordinary?

Read below for some common FAQs on Garage Conversions

1. What is a Garage Conversion?

A garage conversion is the process of transforming an existing garage space into a liveable area, home office or a playroom. It involves renovating the garage in order to make it suitable for homeowners intended use.

2. How much does a garage conversion usually cost?

In Scotland, any garage conversion budget can range from as little as £5,500 to £45,000. Before deciding a budget, it is often useful to measure your intended space.

3. Do I need Planning Permission or warrants before work begins?

For Planning Permission not generally in Scotland, as a garage conversion rarely involves raising a new building, however it is advisable to check with your local council beforehand. In terms of warrants on the other hand, under Building Scotland Regulations a building warrant is required to ensure it is built to national standards.

4. Can I do it myself?

Dependant on the scale of the project, garage conversion work can be done without a professional. However, it is ideal to gain a professional’s insight before and during the work undertaken.

5. Does the Garage need to be insulated?

Yes, ideally walls and ceiling in order to both make the space habitable and energy efficient especially in the colder months.

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