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Garage Conversions

A garage conversion is a great way of achieving additional living space and doesn’t require the need to lose garden space. A garage conversion must be treated in the same way as extending your home in terms of thought out design to ensure the space is maximised and achieve the additional rooms or rooms you need.

In most cases converting a garage will not require formal planning permission and can be carried out under Permitted Development Rights, this is something we always check for you first to ensure your conversion is fully compliant.

It’s important to remember Building Regulations still apply and we ensure your garage conversion is fully compliant with current regulations and often exceeds the standards. This will cover any structural work, insulation requirements and things like fire protection and means of escape methods.

Design is important when carrying out a garage conversion to ensure the front for example blends with your home and doesn’t look like you’ve just removed a garage door and put a window in. We carefully match your brickwork and importantly tooth the existing brickwork back to tie new bricks in to make it look like it’s always been there. Too often we drive past badly converted garages and it’s a head in hands moment that a builder has actually done that work!

Floor levels are insulated and raised to match the same floor levels as the rest of your home again to create a seamless new link, and make your new conversion thermally efficient.

Access to the newly converted garage space is also important so that integrates into your house in a way that works for you.

Natural Daylight

Natural daylight is important in any room. Maybe consider glazed doors such as bi folds if the rear of your garage opens onto your garden, matching window detailing is important to complementing and blend with your existing house.

Means of Escape

The new garage conversion has to be a means of escape and this is normally achieved by a means of egress window.

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Just want to say a massive thank you to our builders, a hugely professional team of guys, with great attitudes, great banter and super skills!!

Literally couldn’t be happier with the work you’ve done over the past few months, you’ve turned our home from a caterpillar into a butterfly!

Liam & Ali Harper

Balsall Common, Warwickshire


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Here at Use Your Space we’re local experts in Extensions and Loft Conversions, with works being carried out across the Solihull and Warwickshire boroughs, we look forward to hearing from you. Registered in England & Wales 10052350.