Do you have a growing family taking up more space with each passing week? Or are you ready to start making the changes to create your dream home? Whichever category you fall into, garage conversions by C & L Brickwork & Construction can unlock the true potential of your property’s current structure. According to RAC Foundation figures, only 9% of household vehicles in the UK stay in garages overnight. Instead, garages often become cluttered storage spaces for tools, gardening equipment, bicycles, ladders and assorted junk.
Based in Bolton, our team converts these underutilised spaces into habitable rooms. In addition to our hometown, we cover all surrounding locations, including Wigan and Manchester.
Our CSCS-certified team shares over 40 years of building industry experience. We use this expertise to create new rooms of unmatched quality on time, within budget and in full compliance with the current Building Regulations.
We can turn any idea or concept into a reality. Some of the most popular uses for garage conversions include:
Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation and garage survey in Bolton or the neighbouring areas.
Because a garage conversion optimises an existing structure, our builders typically complete such projects within 2 weeks. This doesn’t include the design and planning phase. However, every project has its own unique needs that require a bespoke timescale. When compared with house extensions and loft conversions, though, you can expect brand-new habitable space with a much faster turnaround.
It’s important to note that converting your garage isn’t simply a matter of removing the door and installing a window.
Most garage conversions qualify as a permitted development, meaning they don’t require planning permission from the local authority. However, because they involve a ‘change of use’, conversions usually require Building Regulations approval. This means you must notify your local council, be it in Bolton or any other location, by submitting a building notice or a full plans application. We can do this on your behalf, if needed.
Your new room will have a fully functioning electrical system – installed by a qualified electrician – that requires testing. Other features that must meet specified standards include ventilation, insulation, heating, plumbing, damp proofing, fireproofing and structural integrity.
A Building Control Officer will inspect the relevant features at certain points of the conversion. This ensures your converted room has the necessary sign-offs and a certificate of completion.
For your peace of mind, we carry out garage conversions with minimal disruption to your daily routines. As much as 95% of our work takes place inside the garage itself. It’s only toward the end of the conversion, when we create the opening from the house to the new room, that we enter your home. But even then, we take every step to minimise disruption.
Garages in Bolton and the surrounding areas tend not to differ a great deal. But the specifications of the rooms we build inside them do. You can rest assured, C & L Brickwork & Construction manages these projects on a case-by-case basis. This means you receive a bespoke approach tailored to your vision from the outset.