extending kitchen into garage.



hi all

our house has an attached brick garage.
this was constructed at the same time as the house.
its about 24 foot long and 8 foot wide.

we want to enlarge the kitchen by knocking into the garage.

the garage is single brick with piers in the middle and at both ends.

would we have to build an additional internal wall to provide a cavity fro insulation or could we build a wood frame onto the internal garage wall and then put insulation behind the wall and plaster board it.

any ideas of the of an 10 foot rsj and fitting it into the wall between the garage and the kitchen.

we want to leave the front part of th egarage as a store shed, how could we seperate this off dfrom the part of the garage that will, then become the kitchen.
could we build a stud wall with fire proofing or must it be brick or block.

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2 Feb 2006
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you will need to achieve a 'U' value of 0.3W/m2k on external facing walls. this can be done with cavity walls, stud walls, straw walls or whatever, so long as you can achieve the u value required.

1/2 hour fire resistance can be achieved with 12.5mm skimmed plasterboard on stud walling. but if you're doing away with the garage then i guess fireproofing is irrelevant?

at what height is the garage ceiling/roof currently. is there a room above or is it a stand alone garage with flat or pitched roof?


hi there

the garage has a sloping tiled roof, the tiles match thos on the house roof.

the garage has a ceiling which is the same height as the kitchen ceiling.

the garage is only 8 foot shorter than the depth of the house, in fact some of these houses have the back of th egarage as part of th ekitchen and the front as a garage.

i guess that the original purchaser when the house was buildt didnt want that design.

do you think that ten thousand is a ball park figure to build a single storey extension eight foot by eight foot with a sloping tiled roof.
this would only be for the shell and groundwork, i know a plumber and a electrician and a plasterer.


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