As an alternative to home extensions many homeowners are converting unused single or double integral garage spaces. If you need more space, then this may be the solution to your needs. Garage conversions can usually be completed without the need for planning permission however conversion of a garage to any kind of living space is treated as a change of use of part of a building. An application for approval under the Building Regulations must be made before work starts. The submission of a Building Notice is an appropriate way to achieve this.
Most single garages are rarely used for parking a car as they are generally too small and that space can be much more valuable to you if it is converted to provide useful living space. Integral garages are commonly used as storage space and can be the most straightforward to convert with minimal disruption to your home. Work can be completed within a couple of weeks and the new space matched seamlessly to your home.
Almost all ground floor extensions end up providing us with additional multi-functional living space which is generally far more valuable than an additional an upper floor loft conversion that may have limited use. Converting your garage is a hugely popular alternative as it's one of the cheapest ways to add on extra living space.
With more people working from home the most common new use is for a study area. Other uses are a playroom, ground floor bedroom, separate dining room or an annex intended for an elderly relative. Houses with a double garage have the option of retaining part for the use of a car and the other as an extra new room. So if you are located in the North East and are thinking about converting your garage, give us a call!
Garden room outer buildings can be a perfect solution for a home office, workshop or multi-purpose shelter, sympathetically styled and discreetly located they can be practical, tranquil and pleasing to the eye in your garden area.
We offer a complete service for replacing or refurbishing fascias and soffits, guttering and downpipes. Available in a choice of colours and woodgrain finishes to suit any property. Designed for low-maintenance, long-life performance with no painting required. Classic half-round guttering and contemporary square-line guttering are widely used styles that are ideal for residential buildings with higher capacity guttering available for large residential buildings and small commercial premises.
First impressions are important when creating a stylish porch entrance for your home. Designs that blend in with the current aesthetics of your property will bring elegance and practicality to your doorstep. Choosing whether to make a bold entrance or a simple extension you will benefit from the extra space to complete the perfect entrance to your home.
Installing a front porch or upgrading an existing one can transform a tired looking property as well as enhancing security and insulation to your home. With so many styles to choose from, pitched and lean to style with tiled roof, flat roof, full height glazed frames or brick walls and obscure glazing as well as a huge choice of entrance doors you have the flexibility to create a stunning entrance to your home.
For North East garage conversions, porches, garden buildings and other building services make the correct decision and contact Conservatory & Window World. Please view our portfolio and read our 5✰ reviews to see the great things our customers are say about us.
149-151 Watling Road, Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham, DL14 9AU
Phone: (01388) 458 088
"Excellent work very happy."
Mr & Mrs King - Darlington, May 2013
"We would just like to say how delighted we are with our new windows, we can't praise the guys who came to fit them enough, well done them on a job well done. Not only were they very good at their jobs but they were lovely to have around and they left everything so tidy!
The service we received has been excellent, from the initial visit to the showroom through the consultation visit, estimate process, to the actual fitting of the windows it has been professional efficient and friendly. A perfect example of good customer service from start to finish. Thank you."
Mr & Mrs Alderson - Wolsingham, September 2013
Windows & Doors
"Thank you so much for providing such a professional yet friendly service from our first contact right through to completion. It is greatly appreciated!!"
Mr & Mrs Carter - Durham, October 2013
"Very pleased with windows replaced and can feel a difference in the house, would definitely recommend."
Mrs Reid - Bishop Auckland, June 2013
Mrs Hodgson - Barnard Castle, September 2013
Windows & Doors
Mr Allman - Barnard Castle, April 2013
"Could not be happier."
Mr & Mrs Moore - Newton Aycliffe, July 2013
"We approached Conservatory and Window World and from the outset felt completely comfortable with the way in which they conducted their business, there was no sales pressure and it was obvious they wanted to ensure we were going to get exactly what we wanted which was so refreshing after our previous disaster.
Not only did we go with the extension but we also had the garage roof insulated and recovered in Sarnafil and all of the roofline done in UPVC.
During the construction we had very few issues and ones we did were done in order to give us what we wanted (how many builders would be so accommodating).
We cannot praise to highly the way CWW conducted themselves during the whole process and would have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who may be considering a similar project."
I. & D. Bentley - Sedgefield, February 2014
Porch & Conservatory
"We were very impressed with how little mess or disturbance the bricklayer, in particular, made. Quick to completion and result looks as agreed at design. Thanks."
Michelle & Paul - Howden Le Wear, November 2013