garage conversion

  1. sammerz

    Garage conversion floor / wall detail

    Hello, I am designing my detached garage conversion, it’s a single skin brick building on a solid raft slab. I’ve had a look on multiple previous posts and cannot find a specific answer. I’ve post here and in the ‘building’ forum, not sure which is best. I am need of advice at the wall/floor...
  2. sammerz

    Garage conversion floor and wall detail

    Hello, I am designing my detached garage conversion, it’s a single skin brick building on a solid raft slab. I’ve had a look on multiple previous posts and cannot find a specific answer. I am need of advice at the wall/floor junction to ensure I do not get damp issues. My design is largely...
  3. R

    Converting a garage, but keeping the garage door

    I'm converting my garage to a habitable office-type room, but I wanted to retain my garage door, so I still have the large doorway, and so it's back-convertible in the future. I'm planning on painting the existing floor with liquid damp proofing, then adding electric underfloor heating with a...
  4. A

    Garage conversion but meters on walls?

    Hi, so we are converting our garage (linked to the 1960's house) into a habitable room. The walls are double leaf brick without cavity. I will therefore need Celotex Insulated internal plasterboard sheets - do you know if 75mm cellotex is the minimum acceptable thickness? Can I simply bond it to...
  5. SpaceWorm

    Garage Conversion Wall & Floor Construction Details

    Hello All, I am planning to convert a detached, 1960's, brick-built (singe-skin with piers) garage with a pitched, tiled roof into a new kitchen-diner and connect it to the existing house with a nice walkway with plenty of glass. The garage is approximately 3.5x6.0m. I am planning to construct...
  6. A

    Garage conversion - planning permission

    Hi, the rules say no planning permission is needed for converting a garage into a room if it's internal. Is replacing the steel garage door with a window and brickwork deemed internal or external? The rules are a bit confusing as this visible change will be seen by external passers by? If no...
  7. M

    Converting Victorian cow shed / garage

    I am trying to convert my Victorian out building into a summer house / gym. The floor is brick and very damp but also has a slope of about 7cm across 3.5m it is also very uneven. I have already put a DPC into the walls and now I need to damp proof and level the floor. Should I: 1) flatten the...
  8. P

    Does our detached garage conversion need building regulations?

    Hi all, As the title suggests, we're looking to have some work done on our 17m2 garage. It's detached, at the end of our garden, and currently just stone inside with three windows, a side door, a garage door, and an asbestos roof. We've got someone lined up to safely remove and replace the...
  9. P

    Does our detached garage conversion need building regulations?

    Hi all, As the title suggests, we're looking to have some work done on our 17m2 garage. It's detached, at the end of our garden, and currently just stone inside with three windows, a side door, a garage door, and an asbestos roof. We've got someone lined up to safely remove and replace the...
  10. L

    Double garage with office space

    Hi, I've just discovered accidently that my neighbour plans to demolish a small shed 5ft from by boundary and put in a 2 storey timber frame double garage with dormer windows facing the front. I've received nothing from the local council, no orange planning application notice on the property...
  11. G

    Garage lining & insulation

    Hi all, Will try and keep this short. Recently bought a house and it has a very old double garage (from 1964) which has been used as a bike workshop for a long time and I wish to convert it into a man cave / editing room for my job - so will need lots of sound proofing. I really do not know...
  12. P

    Garage conversion

    Hi I'm intending on converting my integral garage into a room and there are some questions I've got regarding the floor. Initially I wanted to do it myself, timber on both sides and joists to get to the right height (step is around 200mm). DPC just below the joists (leaving an unventilated gap...
  13. Stephengglasgow

    Building floor in Garage conversion (ed.)

    Hi. Undertaking a detached garage conversion, to turn it into music studio! Any advice much appreciated. The concrete slab is uneven. Should i self-level, dpm, 50mm kingspan then float chipboard on top? Or is it easier to create a timber frame floor with joists packed out to make them level...
  14. P

    Black specks in garage concrete flooring...

    I am currently in the process of zhuzhing up my garage, we had vinyl rolls covering the concrete floor before. I removed it the other day to be met with little lumps of black charcoal/tarmac looking specks in the concrete. It wasn’t stuck down with adhesive so it's not residue from adhesive...
  15. D

    Garage conversion insulate floor?

    Hi, I am planning the conversion of my garage into a workspace and want to make sure it's warm in the winter. It is a detached garage and the current concrete floor won't be insulated. My first question is do I need to insulate it? I will be insulating the walls and roof. I can't raise the...
  16. M

    Is a batten needed at doorway under floating floor?

    Part converting garage to 2.4m x 2.4m utility. Have levelled concrete floor, 1200dpm, fitted 100mm then 50mm (90 degrees) solid insulation. Vapour barrier then tongue and groove 18mm MR chipboard, glued. Was quite pleased. Have recently read on some insulation websites that there should be...
  17. S

    Converting Old Concrete Garage

    Hi all, What are your thoughts on potentially converting this old garage into a mini granny annex? (see attached photo) Roof looks like asbestos and those concrete panel/block walls leave much to be desired. Knock it down or upgrade it?; I’m not sure how those panel walls compare with masonry...
  18. 6

    Wall cracks, garage conversion.

    Hi all Please see photos Thinking of converting garage to bedroom and started exposing brickwork to have a look at the cracks. Brick wall on the right is single and the brick wall on the left is double (external). This is a 1930s property. Now at what point do those cracks become a concern...
  19. Skenn99

    Garage conversion - Planning permission refused - Any tips?

    Hi All, hoping to convert detached double garage into a family games rom but local council refused planning permission as it would mean the loss of a potential car parking spot. I have room to park 2 cars in front of the garage, which has always only been used for storage, but council says I...
  20. B

    Can’t find what I need?

    Hello I’m just hoping to get some clarity on what if any building regs I need for a slight garage conversion. I seem to be finding conflicting information online and was pointed in the direction of this site. I’ll include some pictures which have a window one end and a normal garage door the...
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