Is your garage simply a convenient storage space for 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 who have a garage, do not use the space for parking. To optimise their garages, an increasing number of people are turning to garage conversions.
Specialists in space creation and extensions, JSC Plastics & Construction Ltd helps homeowners in Frinton-on-Sea, Colchester and Essex transform underused garages into valuable living spaces. Our building company has the resources and manpower to provide complete conversion services, tailored to individual needs. Best of all, the process is simple, efficient and cost-effective.
This is because garages already have the basic shell of a room, providing the ideal starting point for creating a new living space. As long as the structure has strong and stable foundations, which we thoroughly check, our team can produce new rooms to any specification.
Our team at JSC Plastics & Construction happily travels to locations in any of the areas we cover to discuss and carry out garage conversions.
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, or other items 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.
JSC provides all necessary services for your conversion, including roofing, insulation, electrics, plumbing, heating, decoration, doors and windows. For the ultimate in aesthetics and performance, we fit uPVC windows. We have a wide range of colours and finishes to choose from, with an ideal option for every taste and requirement.
As an alternative way to create more living space, our building company also designs and builds home extensions in Frinton-on-Sea, Colchester and the neighbouring areas.
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. However, restrictions do apply to houses in conservation areas and projects which involve converting a garage into a separate house.
Naturally, if your conversion requires planning permission, we handle the application on your behalf.
It is also important to note that 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.