Garage Conversions

Garage Conversions

Garage conversions are a great way to add more living space to your home and according to research carried out by Virgin Money a garage conversion can add as much as 15% to the value of your home. Most garages in the UK are no longer used to store vehicles and have become glorified sheds or worse, dumping grounds. If this sounds like your garage then why not think about reclaiming that dead space, there are plenty of possible options for you to consider.

Garage Conversion Ideas

Some of the most popular garage conversions that we undertake include:
  • Utility Room Conversions
  • Kitchen Knock throughs
  • Downstairs W/C
  • Bedroom & En-suite
  • Playroom
  • Cinema Room/Snug

How much does a garage conversion cost?

The finished cost varies depending on the level of work but here's some rough estimates.

Of course the level of work and the materials involved have a significant impact on the cost of a garage conversion so it’s impossible to give a figure that works for everyone. Our team have completed garage conversions that have ranged in cost from as little as £3,500 up to a huge £48,000 so it really does depend. 

To give you a better idea here are 5 different garage conversions that we have completed, how much they cost and what was involved.

  1. Gym Garage Conversion – £3,500 – This was a really simple conversion completed in 3 days. The garage door was removed, the hole bricked up with a new window added and some electrical points were moved to allow a TV to be wall mounted.
  2.  Playroom Garage Conversion – £7,700 – A standard garage conversion completed in 8 days. The garage door was removed, the hole bricked up with a new window added. The floor was insulated and raised to match the existing house and the walls and ceiling were insulated, boarded and skimmed. Additional sockets, lighting and a radiator were installed to finish the room off.
  3. Downstairs W/C and Utility Room Garage Conversion – £10,800 – Multiple room garage conversion completed in 11 days. This garage conversion required the existing garage to be split into 3 smaller sections, a W/C, a utility room and a small storage area with a garage door. The rooms were framed, insulated, boarded and skimmed on the walls and ceilings, A toilet, hand basin, towel radiator extractor fan and lighting were installed in one space, a utility room with 2 appliances, sink, low level and high level cupboards, radiator, sockets and lighting in the other and finally a roller garage door replaced the existing garage door creating a small useable storage space. 
  4. Cinema/Gaming Room Garage Conversion – £15,250 – A bespoke garage conversion with AV equipment completed in 10 days. This garage conversion used specialist materials often used in commercial studios and cinemas. The garage door was removed, the hole bricked up and a triple glazed window installed. The floor, ceiling and walls were insulated with high density insulation and boarded with high density plasterboards before being skimmed. Heating was provided by two additional radiators and smart lighting was installed around the entire room. Power points were provided to the projector and the AV cabinet with specialist wiring to the AV cabinet and fitted speaker system.
  5. Kitchen and Utility/Boot Room Garage Conversion – £28,800 – Pretty much a mini extension without extending the house, this garage conversion was completed in 19 days. The existing garage door was removed, the hole bricked up and a window installed. A door was also added to the side of the garage to allow access to the new Utility/Boot room. The existing back garage wall was removed opening up to the existing kitchen. All floors, ceilings and walls were insulated, boarded and skimmed, new radiators were fitted and the electrical sockets and lighting rings were extended to suit the new layout. The utility/boot room had a sink, 3 appliances and various storage cupboards, hooks and shelving installed. The existing kitchen was removed, new flooring and a new kitchen installed. The existing kitchen window and back door were removed, the brickwork cut out and a set of aluminium bi-fold doors installed.

What about the £48,000 garage conversion? 

Well this was a highly unusual job, converting a detached double garage into a self contained living space which created an open plan living room and kitchen space with Bi-fold doors, a bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Not something most people would require but an interesting project all the same.


If you are considering a garage conversion in the Newcastle area we are here to help.

Garage Conversion

Apex recently converted our garage. The work they have done is to an excellent standard and although there were a few Covid related challenges, which slightly delayed the work, Adam and the team communicated this at every stage and kept us fully updated. We would recommend Apex very highly to anyone considering getting any work done in the future.

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