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Prepping your Walls for that Garage Conversion

Prepping your Walls for that Garage Conversion

If you’ve started to think about converting your garage space into something useful, you’ve probably done a little bit of research already.

And while with Garage Guru this is as straightforward as picking up the phone and talking to one of our guys, approaching a conversion yourself could involve a little more prep to make sure it goes as smoothly as possible.

A key consideration is your external walls. Here’s what you need to think about:

  • Are there any building regulations concerning the treatment of your external walls? This might differ area to area but it’s important to check whether you will need to do any extra work like moisture-proofing/insulation. In some circumstances you may need to install a second wall inside the exterior, behind which you can place any insulation or pipework. It may not be necessary though so it’s best to get guidance on that.
  • Depending on what you want to do with your conversion, it may be that you wish to place further internal walls to create separate rooms. You’ll then need to make sure these pass regulations for fireproofing as will you need to consider any other fire safety regulations within the conversion.
  • Garages can get quite cold, so you should consider over-insulating your walls while you’re conversion is in progress as it’s much easier to do then than later.
  • You then need to consider the garage door. To complete the conversion, many people want to replace the door with something a bit more attractive but this may need further looking into the depth of your foundations. One way of getting round this is to replace the garage door with a window plus panels instead, which could work out less costly.

If you have any questions about garage conversions and how Garage Guru can help you out, get in touch with us at any time.