We recently underwent a bit of a renovation to the old club here at Welford, and the job included converting a garage that was connected to the building. It was basically dead space until we decided to do something about it. This is what we learned about garage conversions, as well as some tips for people who are considering thier own.
Garage Conversions Rules & Regs
First up, lets talk about some of the important regulations that surround the garage conversion process. Garage conversions are allowed only if the property still has an existing permanent garage of similar size before conversion (ex: if you own a one car garage, and your home was built prior to 1980, you should build a second permanent garage before converting the existing one into usable living space). You can also get a permit for the construction of a garage by submitting to the local government a complete proposal.
If your property was built before 1980, you may not be able to convert your garage because it is considered to be part of the structural area. Before you start with a conversion project, you should have your local government’s approval. You should also determine if the area where you are going to construct the new garage would be suitable for the construction of a new garage. You should also consider what type of garage to construct.
Types Of Garages
A metal garage, for example, is not a very energy efficient product, because it consumes a lot of energy in its production and maintenance. This means that you will need to pay more money for the electricity used by the equipment installed in the garage. On the other hand, concrete garages are highly energy efficient products, because the material used in their construction can store a lot of energy during the day.
The size of your garage will also affect the time needed for the conversion. If the garage has already been constructed, you should be able to make use of all the space available in the garage. Otherwise, you should plan ahead and place your vehicle inside the garage at the time of the conversion project. Otherwise, the conversion will take a long time.
For people who have not yet purchased their own homes or are planning to buy one in the future, you may want to think twice before embarking on a garage conversion project. The cost of purchasing a home and then building the garage for it is always much higher than the cost of building and converting a garage for yourself. Besides, even if you do not spend that much time on the conversion process, you will be doing it for the rest of your life and your garage will look ugly.
To conclude, if you are thinking of a garage conversion you should first know your options before embarking on the project. You can always hire a professional who will give you detailed information regarding the requirements and costs of garage conversions in your area. Also, you should make sure that the area you want to convert into a garage would be suitable for the construction of a garage.