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With over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, Company director Lee saw countless occasions where people were looking for a one-stop shop regarding all garage conversions instead of dealing with multiple trades and different points of contact …… with that thought in mind West Yorkshire Garage Conversions was born, an all in one Garage Conversion company.
Why Have A Garage Conversion?
What can be achieved in a garage conversion? Our professional team will help you transform your home with a quality garage conversion, add value to your home and increase property space and stay in the area you love. We cover all areas in West Yorkshire around Bradford, Halifax, and Huddersfield.
They provide a cost effective way to increase space in your home without the lost costs incurred on moving house!
They can increase the value of your home and serve as a sound investment.
The average garage has 150 square foot of space, which is far to small for useful car parking, make use of the space and convert.
Garage conversions are the cheapest way of extending compared to other types of conversions such as loft.
The simple layout means that the conversion can usually be carried out with minimum disruption and in a timely manner.
Why Choose Us?
Professional, knowledgeable, garage conversion specialists. As a dedicated garage conversion company, we pride ourselves on communication, fixed price contract, friendly helpful team. We love seeing the improvements and benefits our customers get from converting their garage into a beautiful new room for their home.
Over 20 years West Yorkshire Garage Conversions has developed a network of great specialists in all aspects of building including plumbers, plasterers, electricians, joiners, bricklayers, painters and more.
Specialists in garage conversions of any type and experts in delivering your dream conversion.
West Yorkshire Garage Conversions are fully certified with a number of organisations including Gas Safe, City & Guilds, Stroma and NAPIT to name a few.
You can be rest assured that all works carried out will be in full compliance with building regulations.
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority. Why not check out some of our reviews on Google and Facebook
Let Us Convert Your Garage
We’re a great bunch at West Yorkshire Garage Conversions and we would love to work on making your project a reality!
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What Our Customers Say…
Professional, knowledgeable, specialists in garage conversions, pride ourselves on communication, fixed price contract, friendly helpful team.
“Lee and the West Yorkshire Garage Conversions team converted our internal garage into a playroom and the results were fantastic. We first received a professional and thorough written quotation detailing the work and ensuring all our requirements were captured. The work started really quickly and everything happened when it was supposed to.
Four important observations during the work: 1) the guys definitely put a full days work in. 2) they went beyond expectations when it came to cleaning up any mess and minimise any impact whilst I worked from home. 3) everyone was very friendly and professional. 4) social distancing and COVID-19 was taken very seriously.
Lee personally kept a very close eye on progress and was there to answer any questions and keep us updated every step of the way. Lee, like myself, has a keen eye for detail and the quality of the finish is clearly important to him and I found it top notch. I wanted all work to be signed off by building control to avoid any potential future difficulties when coming to sell, and this was all handled by West Yorkshire Garage Conversions with no trouble in getting the necessary paperwork from the council – they were happy to incorporate all the requirements necessary into the works.
The project was completed on time, in budget, and was exactly as promised. Cheers Lee and the team!”
“Last year the West Yorkshire Garage Conversions team built me a beauty salon at my home.
It was a big project with new internal walls, doors, plastering, sockets and spotlights, a bathroom, full cupboard units with sinks in both rooms, we also had outside lights put in.
The job was fantastic, Lee and his team worked very hard and the work was finished to a very high level. Loads of clients have commented how good it looks and we are super pleased with the finished results. we would highly recommend Lee and his team, thanks for the good work!!”
Couldn’t be happier with our garage conversion. It’s made an unused integral garage into a cinema room for our children.
Lee and team advised us of the best way to design the room and went out of their way each day to tell us the stages the conversion was at and who we would expect on-site the next day.
Nothing was too much trouble and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
Just wish we had made the decision to do this before now.”
“Lee and his team did a conversion for us last week and the results are fantastic!
Not only do we now have more space to move around we feel the house feels so much bigger and spacious.
I would highly recommend, they were very easy to deal with, neat and tidy.
We are very happy with the results and now our mother-in-law wants hers doing the same! lol!
Thanks again Lee and team”
“Couldn’t be happier with the work completed by Lee & his team. Converted around 60% of our garage into a habitable room, giving us a good sized office/snug area yet still leaving a good amount of storage space in the original garage.
They guys were always on time, professional & courteous & nothing was too much trouble. All work done to building regs & signed off accordingly. We’re also extremely neat & tidy, cleaning up after each day’s work. Fitted us in on short notice & got the job completed before Christmas as promised. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.”
“Great service from Lee and his team. The work was done a lot quicker than I expected and to a fantastic standard.
Not even the amount of snow stopped these guys from cracking on and getting the job done. Really pleased with my new home office just need my furniture to arrive now! ?”
“Absolutely superb from start to finish. Lee and his team are reliable, well organised, courteous and knowledge about all aspects of building work.
The whole process was made so easy and we were kept fully informed about the construction until completion. We were so impressed we have already asked for a quote for another job!”
“Lee and his team have done an amazing job in converting our detached garage to an office and bar.
They are all extremely professional, hardworking and friendly, and offered us lots of helpful advice as the project progressed. What impressed us the most was the high level of communication, strong work ethic and genuine pride in their work.
Lee spent over an hour to discuss our plans at quote stage which instantly gained our trust and made us feel at ease. He liaised with structural engineers and the Council’s building control department on our behalf and kept us updated on all matters daily.
We were also impressed with how quickly the job was completed at such a high-quality standard. All in all, commissioning them has proved to be an excellent decision and we are extremely happy with the end result! We would highly recommend them to anyone.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need Planning Permission for a garage conversion?
Planning permission is not usually required for having a garage conversion into additional living space, providing the work is internal and does not enlarge the building as this would come under planning permission, but it’s always best to contact your local council and the planning portal. Please refer to permitted development rights.
“With all building work, the owner of the property ( or land ) in question is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant planning rules and building regulations ( regardless of the need to apply for planning permission and/or building regulations approval or not)”
Quoted from the planning portal
Our general advice is to always to discuss your proposals with the local planning authority and building regulations before starting work on your garage.
How much does a garage conversion cost in 2023 in the UK?
An integral garage costs between £10000 – £20000. The average price is around £14000.
A detached garage costs between £15000 – £25000. The average cost is around £20000.
A double integral garage costs between £20500 – £32000. The average cost is around £30000.
A detached double garage costs between £30000 – £45000. The average cost is £34000.
Converting your garage is an increasingly popular way to improve your home. With space at a premium and house extension costs ranging from £25,000 – £160,000 (and beyond) they’re one of the cheapest ways to transform a home. As an added plus, converting the garage means you won’t have to give up any of your garden space either.
How long do garage conversions take?
It takes approximately 2 weeks start to finish to convert a garage, from the moment that we commence to the decorators doing final brush stroke.
Will there be much disruption during the garage conversion?
We try to keep all disruption down to a minimum, taking care to keep your house exactly how you left it, dust sheeting internal areas of the house that need protecting, driveway space covered at all times, no tools and materials left lying about and making sure that all of our team will turn up with a brush, shovel and vacuum cleaner, as we believe a mucky tradesman is not a good tradesman.
What happens regarding deposits and payment?
We take a deposit which then allows us to get your fixed date for when the work can start, we will also issue you with a work schedule so you can see the process and steps along the way.
What shall I do next?
Simply fill out our enquiry form by requesting a free quotation below, and someone from our friendly team will contact you within 24 hours to arrange a home visit and quote you happy, once you’re happy and signed up we can book you a confirmed date for work to commence.
Do you need an architect for a garage conversion?
There is no legal requirement for you to hire an architect for your garage. However, working with a professional architect will give you a much better chance of converting the space to a high standard. They will also have experience in dealing with local planning authorities and other relevant agencies that are involved in the process. Just as importantly, using an architect will ensure the space is converted to meet the latest safety regulations.
In short an architect is not required but it can be a useful especially if the customer is not certain on what’s possible, whoever is doing the proposed works should be able to offer you this advice and planning however if you would like to get a second opinion from a professional who would be regulated on the subject it can be worthwhile.
Does a garage conversion add value to a house?
A Garage Conversion can definitely add value to your home, in some cases it could be around a 20% increase. Another bonus when doing a garage conversion is that planning permission is not always required which cuts down further costs and stresses but will still provide you with the same end product. If you get your conversion signed off by building regulations as a habitable space then your home will have an extra bedroom / liveable space which of course will certainly add value to your home.
What is the best flooring for a garage conversion?
Generally speaking when doing a Garage conversion there are two main types of flooring, firstly a floating floor which is insulated foil backed board sat on top of a damp proof membrane, this is when the required flush floor level is around 100-200mm. The other type of flooring would be a suspended floor which is a timber frame that is sat on top of your damp proof membrane, this flooring would be for larger flush floor levels, probably anything over 300mm. The best finish for the flooring would be chipboard caber flooring which can be installed on top of either a floating or suspended floor, the chipboard flooring will make a nice bed for any floor finish you require whether that be carpet, laminate or vinyl.
How do you raise the floor in a garage conversion?
To raise the floor in your garage conversion there are two main ways in which this can be done to achieve a flush floor level with that of the rest of your house.
The first way would be to install a floating floor, this is the installation of a damp proof membrane on the concrete floor slab and then insulated foil backed PIR board will sit on top, jointed together with foil tape to hold it in place, this is done in order to provide a solid insulated base which will provide you with a flush floor level throughout.
Option two would be a suspended floor, starting of again with the installation of damp proof membrane however this time on top of the membrane a timber frame is installed and secured using joist hangers, this again provides stability but it’s more for the distance between the concrete floor base and the finished floor level, a suspended floor is generally used when the distance would be quite large eg something over 300mm from the ground. The cavities of the frame are insulated with PIR board also to provide the correct thermal levels.
How do you insulate floors in a garage conversion?
In regards to your garage conversion flooring there are a few different ways and a few different factors when it comes to insulating, firstly the two types of floors would be either a floating floor or a suspended floor. The floating floor would be insulation that sits on the membrane to provide a flush floor level ( these are generally used for floor levels of up to 150mm ) and re suspended floor if for larger flush levels at 300mm plus, depending on what levels of insulation is required by building regulations can be a factor as sometimes there will be less insulation required as the floor level maybe be smaller or non existent, in this instance extra insulation would be installed on the walls or ceiling to offset the required amount that should be in the floor.
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