Detach an attached garage

22 May 2022
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our bungalow is a link detached (garage to garage) the garage is attached to the house via the third bedroom.

If I am in the third bedroom and next door use the kitchen door to leave or enter the house, I can hear the door being closed because the impact vibrations are travelling through the connected infrastructure.

Also, the garages being connected means there is no side passage to the garden from the front of the property.

I can imagine three things that might work;

1) Assuming planning permission were to be granted, is it possible to reduce the width of the garage, detach it from the house and create a side access path?

2) Or would it be possible to alter the structure in a smaller way so that the connection to the third bedroom is broken
and the external face of the structure is not altered.

3) Acoustically insulate the internal wall of the third bedroom (will this even help with sound coming through the structure rather than airborne sound?)

Any thoughts and advice would be very welcome.

I will take a picture and provide measurements later, once I have got it all together.
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