Partial Garage Conversions, the perfect solution. 

A partial garage conversion offers so many benefits you will wonder how you ever managed without your new living space and why it took you so long to make this obvious home improvement. 

Half Conversion Benefits

The versatility a partial garage conversion offers to your home can be dramatic, a downstairs toilet, a home office or utility room will change the way you live and feel in your home.   

Versatile Space

The options for even the smallest garage are plentiful and will provide a fast simple solution to getting the additional living space you need. 

Additional Value

Of course a garage conversion will add value to your property, but it also helps your other rooms function. Move the washer to a dedicated utility or ditch the desk in the spare bedroom with your own office 

Convenience

A part toilet or bathroom conversion will increase the convenience and comfort of your home. No more guests going upstairs or ques for the family bathroom. 

desk in bay window

Can you partially convert a garage? 

Yes part garage conversions are actually one of our most requested conversions. If you're looking to convert half of your garage and would like a complete design and build solution we can help. 

Our popular part conversions options include.

  • Utility rooms 
  • Downstairs toilets (WC)
  • Home office

while also keeping the garage door and retaining enough space for the essential bulky items such as bikes.

We can also split your garage into two rooms if you don't want the storage space. A popular conversion is the half utility to the back and half office to the front configuration. 


Half Garage Conversion Layouts

Our designer Warren will produce several concept layouts, with accurate measurements of your planned rooms and how the space will be divided up.  Make sure to tell us about any motorbikes or large equipment you plan to store, we can measure these and ensures the partition wall is built in the right location. 

We will also make sure any new rooms such as downstairs toilets conform to the building regulations and are of comfortable size.

Half Garage Conversion Ideas

wc in garage

Half Garage Half Utility Room

This is one of our most popular garage conversion projects and for good reason. Most people don't keep their car in the garage and only require some storage space. 

Taking just a few meters from the garage to house the washer, dryer and create a downstairs toilet can transform the way your home works for you. It also frees up some cupboard space in the main kitchen.  


Home office

Half Garage Half Office Conversion

This can be one of the more difficult conversions to get right for 2 reasons.

  1. Getting natural light into the office if you want to retain the garage door. 
  2. Ensuring the design is compliant with building regulations. Office's placed at the back of garages may become a room within a room. This could breach rules regarding a safe passage of escape during a fire. 

Let our experienced team guide you and provide a compliant and safe design. 

Floorplan of split garage conversion

Half Utility Half Office

If you don't need storage space we can convert a single garage into two separate rooms.

This popular partial garage conversion provides a utility room at the back of the garage which is normally near the kitchen or an existing small utility room. 

While the front of the garage is converted to a room with a door off the hallway. This room makes a great home office or snug for teenagers and games consoles. 

We make garage conversions easy! 

We give a fixed price to convert your garage from start to finish, one point of contact, all trades included. 

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Here’s our Awesome Team

We have an experienced team of professionals and tradesman plus a network of consultants such as Architects and Structural Engineers on hand if required. 

Brenden Surveyor at NEGC
Brenden

Surveyor

Martin site manager & surveyor cutting through a garage wall
Martin

Site Foreman & Surveyor

Architectural Designer
Warren 

Architectural Design Consultant

Al 

General Tradesman

David & Callum

Expert Electrical Support

Whats Included?

We can complete the full project starting with the initial concepts and supplying the full plans for a partial garage conversions. 

  • Design and Plans
  • Demolition and Preparation
  • Brickwork to match
  • New matching window
  • Creation of new access
  • Extension of electrical system & points
  • Extension of heating system & radiator
  • Insulation and plaster boarding
  • Internal joinery to match existing
  • Decoration 
  1. 1
    Plans, drawings, technical specifications and submitting the building regulations application are all included. Please note you will need to pay the local authorities inspection fee directly to the council which is normally around £350 including VAT. 
  2. 2
    We supply all materials taking care to match the new bricks with the existing brickwork of your house. We also match the details of your original build replicating the soldier course details under windows which are often a different contrasting brick to the main brickwork. If you have stone window cills we will liaise with our supplier to have a matching cill produced and delivered to site. 
  3. 3
    Internally we create the new access to the converted space and install a new door. We then insulate the walls and run new services for the extension of the electrical and heating system. Our specialist subcontractors will then connect the electrics and plumbing, once testing is complete we can proceed to plastering your new room. 
  4. 4
    Once plastering is complete we can focus on the finishing details such fitting flooring, matching the skirting boards and internal window cills to the rest of the home. Lastly we provide base decoration with a choice of colours for woodwork.   

FAQ

Do I need planning permission?

Typically garage conversions do not require planning permission and are covered by permitted development rights. However, there are some instances where planning is required such as in conservation areas and new estates which may have had their permitted development rights removed. Part of our process is to check with the local authority if permission is required and obtain a certificate of lawful development. This certificate can come in useful if you wish to sell your home as it proves without doubt that your garage conversion is compliant. This article on our blog takes a more detailed look at planning permission if you would like to read more. 

what are building regulations?

A minimum set of standards that govern the design and construction of buildings, they are concerned with safety and health of the buildings users and aim to provide a comfortable sage environment. It is worth noting that the standards set by the Building Act are the minimum and higher standards are available and would be encouraged by our team who are happy to talk about upgrading the quality of the materials used. Building regulations for garage conversions are typically concerned with insulation levels and damp proofing. The reason is that the original garage construction was not designed to be habitable and requires insulation to be installed during the build. 

Can we also knock a wall down?

The short answer is yes as anything is possible if the budget is large enough. Altering the layout may require structural work such as the installation of a steel beam. Our surveyor Michael will be able to advise on this and produce a measured survey which the structural engineer will use to specify the size of the beam and produce the calculations for the local building control department approval.  

How much will it cost?

This does depend on the type of garage you have and the type of project as well as the size of the garage. Read our cost article to discover more about average prices. A garage to kitchen conversion including the removal of a structural wall will be considerable more than a garage to dining room conversion or a light garage renovation project without structural works. It is also worth remembering that a well thought out quality conversion will add value to your home. 

Can we retain some of the garage space?

Yes, part conversions are actually one of our most popular requests. For example we can use some of the space to create a W.C or utility room while retaining the front of the garage including the door to access a smaller storage space. 


Show Homes and Case Studies Wanted

We are currently looking for show homes and case study projects. If you are happy to have your home featured on our website as we track and share the progress of the build please get in touch. In return for allowing us to feature your project we are prepared to offer a generous discount

Do you Qualify

Please get in touch to discuss your project by requesting a free quote here

  • Integral garage conversions of all types
  • Happy to let us share interior and exterior images of your home permanently on our website and social channels
  • Happy to supply tea and biscuits to a small film crew

What Are You Waiting For? Speak to our architectural designer Michael today!

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