Do you have a growing family eating up the last of your remaining space? Or are you one of the many people now working from home on a regular basis? Around 70% of UK homeowners are unsatisfied with the size of their property, so if you’re feeling cramped and boxed in, you’re not alone. At Woods Property Maintenance, we carry out garage conversions to help turn dark, dingy storage spaces into tailor-made new rooms. Our stunning results improve your quality of life while unlocking your home’s potential.
Based in Hyde, we cover all surrounding areas in and around Greater Manchester. These include key service locations such as Ashton-under-Lyne, Newton, Oldham, Stalybridge and Stockport.
Why convert your garage?
According to recent figures from the RAC Foundation, only 9% of households in the UK use a garage to park a vehicle in overnight. As a result, these spaces typically become a dumping ground for all manner of items, from tools to bikes, and gardening equipment to ladders.
When you convert your garage into a habitable space, you make much more effective use of it. Of course, this offers an array of practical benefits, but it also increases your property’s market value too. If you’re a landlord, creating an extra bedroom will also increase your monthly rental yield.
While bedrooms are one of the most popular options for garage conversions, they are far from the only option. Woods Property Maintenance can turn any concept into a reality, including:
With an in-house team covering all the trades needed to convert a garage, we provide the complete service package. You can rely on us for safe, fully compliant electrical work (wiring, lighting, sockets), heating and plumbing (toilets, bathrooms and kitchens). We also lay a range of flooring options, including laminate, carpets and vinyl, and we excel at plastering, painting and decorating.
Garage conversions fall under the classification ‘change of use’. This means the completed room must achieve Building Regulations approval before a Building Control officer can sign-off the certificate of completion. Woods Property Maintenance liaises with your local council to ensure everything runs smoothly, including the submission of a full plans application or building notice.
You can rest assured, your new electric system meets current industry guidelines and undergoes robust testing to ensure safety. Further aspects of Building Regulations-compliancy include insulation, heating, plumbing, ventilation, damp proofing, fireproofing and structural integrity.
As a homeowner, you have certain permitted development rights. If your proposed conversion falls within the specified limitations, you don’t need to apply for planning permission before work begins at your site.
For your peace of mind, up to 95% of the physical building work takes place inside your garage. This allows us to minimise disruption to your daily routines. Our team only enters your Oldham, Stockport or local-area home in the latter stages of the conversion, when we create an opening linking your original house to the new room.
Because garage conversions optimise a structure that already exists, Woods Property Maintenance achieves a rapid turnaround time. Generally speaking, the process takes around 2 weeks, excluding the design and planning phase.