Before you commit to converting your garage, you no doubt want an idea of how long such a project will take. While the exact length will depend on the specifics of your project, looking at average statistics for garage conversions will give you a good idea of what to expect. The team at A&R Property Development Services has converted a vast number of garages over the years for homeowners in Chester, Wrexham and the nearby areas. As such, we can provide reliable information regarding this type of project.
Generally, converting your garage is one of the quickest construction projects you can choose for your home. However, if your garage is in poor structural condition, the process becomes more complicated, resulting in a longer timeframe for completion. In the case of a standard single garage conversion, it should take around 3-6 weeks to turn the garage into a fully habitable space.
Numerous factors affect the time it takes to complete garage conversions. These include:
Creating a Bedroom or Simple Living Space
Many homeowners in the Chester and Wrexham areas use a garage conversion to create an extra bedroom. A basic bedroom is one of the quickest conversions because it will not require extra or complex installations, such as pipework. A simple, single bedroom conversion can take as little as 2-4 weeks. Building a bedroom with en suite will take longer.
Likewise, garage conversions which aim to create a basic living space will take minimal time to complete. For example, a standard living room, dining room or playroom.
A garage conversion design which requires planning permission is likely to take longer to complete. This is because you will need to go through the local authority’s planning process. Conversions which fall under permitted development do not require this extra step. You will probably need planning permission if you wish to change the size, structure or height, or turn the garage into a separate home.
Garage conversions must meet building regulations. A building inspector will carry out a full check and issue a certificate of completion. If work does not meet regulations, further work will be necessary to bring the conversion up to standard, adding more time onto the project.
To avoid this issue, choose a reputable and experienced contractor for your conversion. Homeowners in Chester, Wrexham and the nearby areas can rely on A&R Property Development Services Limited. All our building services meet current regulations.