Space Creation

Space Creation in Woking and Walton-on-Thames | Planning, Design and Construction

Using a space to its full potential requires thoughtful planning. When it comes to garage and outbuilding conversions, it is best to seek the help of professionals who have experience maximising these spaces. Homeowners in Bagshot, Guildford, Walton-on-Thames, Woking and the surrounding areas can rely on Croft Garage Conversions Ltd for expert space creation. As a highly skilled garage conversion company, we tailor plans to individual needs and provide design-to-completion services.

Below, we look at some key services involved in delivering quality garage conversions and outbuilding conversions.

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Planning Permission and Building Regulations

Garage conversions often fall under permitted development, meaning they don’t need planning permission. However, some projects will need planning permission, so it’s important to check before starting your conversion.

Outbuilding conversions are a little different. If you plan to create a separate annexe or home, whether for family or renters, you will need planning permission. Permitted development generally applies for all other uses, including living spaces where the occupant will use the main house for most of their needs.

Our garage conversion company will advise on whether planning permission is needed.

Converting a garage or outbuilding will always need building regulations approval. A Building Notice application will usually do and doesn’t need detailed plans. A Full Plans application with a fully detailed specification offers more security about what work needs to be carried out before starting the conversion.

Important Considerations

When drawing up plans for a garage space creation project, particular attention should be paid to the following:

  • Foundations – will they need strengthening?

  • Walls – are they strong enough and free from defects?

  • Weatherproofing – vital for preventing water ingress and damage

  • Insulation – for warmth and energy efficiency to habitable standards

  • Windows – must meet energy efficiency standards and may need to act as an escape route

  • Ventilation – must be adequate for the space

  • Soundproofing – party walls will need to be insulated to stop sound transmission

  • Electricity – must meet Part P of the building regulations and should suit user needs

These are just some factors that go into creating a compliant, habitable space. Our garage conversion company talks about project requirements and schedules in detail with each customer in Guildford, Woking, Walton-on-Thames and the surrounding areas.

Project Management

Croft Garage Conversions Ltd provides expert project management for every conversion we undertake. There are many benefits to this service, including:

  • Management of project schedules, keeping work on track

  • Optimised space creation and logical, functional layouts

  • Budget control to ensure money is spent in the right places

  • Management of all workers for streamlined project delivery

  • Quality control, ensuring all work meets exceptional standards

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