Garage Conversions in Colchester & the Neighbouring Areas | Creating Living Space in an Existing Structure
How do you currently use your garage? Has it become a convenient place to store tools, gardening equipment, decorating materials, ladders, a freezer and an array of other items? If this sounds familiar, you’re not alone. A recent study by the RAC revealed that almost half of the 10.6 million homeowners in Britain with a garage no longer use them to park their car in. To optimise this structure and the space within, an increasing number of people are turning to garage conversions.
Operating out of Clacton-on-Sea, JSC Plastics & Construction Ltd covers locations like Colchester, Hadleigh, Ipswich, and Wivenhoe, to name a few. We have the resources and manpower to convert garages throughout Essex and Suffolk.
With increasing uncertainty in the housing market and economy, it’s understandable to optimise the space within your existing home rather than committing to a move.
As construction specialists with more than 40 years of shared industry experience, we transform these underused spaces into habitable areas. Best of all, the process is simple, efficient, fast and cost-effective.
This is because garages already have the rudimentary shell of a room, providing the ideal starting point for garage conversions. As long as the structure has strong and stable foundations, which we thoroughly inspect, our team can produce new rooms to any specification.
Some of the most popular conversions include:
To arrange a consultation complete with a free, no-obligation quotation, please call us on 01255 442 310, 01473 353 140 or 07947 305 564. Our team happily travels to locations in Colchester or any of the surrounding areas.
As with any type of domestic building project, we sit down with you to focus on the preliminary tasks first. This ensures all parties have a clear understanding of the work ahead, not to mention clearly defined goals and expectations.
For example, how do you intend to use the room following the conversion? Where will you put the machinery, tools, freezers or other assorted junk currently stored in the garage?
Following the setting of a budget and the timescale for work, our personnel then flesh out initial concepts and ideas into full designs and plans.
In most cases, garage conversions fall under the classification of ‘permitted development’. This means they do not require planning approval. As a result, JSC Plastics & Construction can begin work immediately without prior clearance from your local authority, be it in Colchester or any other regional location. The only caveats include homes in areas with parking restrictions, houses in conservation areas and projects converting garages into a separate house.
Naturally, if your conversion requires planning permission, we handle the application on your behalf.
No matter the location, garage conversions must receive sign-off from a Building Control officer to ensure strict compliance with UK Building Regulations. This ensures aspects like the flooring, roofing, insulation, ventilation and electrical systems all meet the highest of standards.
For the ultimate in aesthetics and performance, we fit uPVC windows on our garage conversions. We have a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, so we have the ideal option for any taste and requirement.
As an alternative to creating more living space on your current premises, JSC Plastics & Construction also designs and builds home extensions in Colchester and the neighbouring areas.