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    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 11th Jun 17, 3:00 PM
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    cost of converting garage into a bedroom?
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    • 11th Jun 17, 3:00 PM
    cost of converting garage into a bedroom? 11th Jun 17 at 3:00 PM
    I have been toying with the idea of converting my integral garage into a bedroom and asked a builder doing the same locally and they quoted in the region of 20,000.
    This cant be true as its basically bricking up the front wall of which most would be taken up by electrics and all the internals but cant see how it could come to anywhere that figure.
    Anyone had similar done recently could advise on the price please?
    Thank you so much
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 11th Jun 17, 5:10 PM
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    Keep the garage..........

    You can sleep in a car, but you can't race a bed.

    Seriously........... That figure is ridiculous, all that's needed is the main door removing, the wall bricking up, battens on the interior walls, cavity insulation between, plasterboard on top, same for the ceiling, electrics wired in (DIY if capable). It's not a small job, but it's not a 20'000 job.
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    • Annie1960
    • By Annie1960 11th Jun 17, 6:29 PM
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    • NBZ1978
    • By NBZ1978 11th Jun 17, 6:54 PM
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    I think there's very little science behind that figure, it's simply too much.

    I'm looking to have exactly the same work done and checked an online calculator a few weeks back for a rough guide. The budget option came back as 7k, standard was 10k and deluxe 13k-ish.

    I've had a variety of builders around to view, advise and give quotes. I'm based in the South East and the highest quote for the job was just under 14k, lowest 8k. I've just found a company offering to do the conversion plus toilet/shower room extension (also downstairs but outside of garage) for 15k all in.
    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 11th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    Insulation will be the main issue.

    It is surprising how much apparently useful space you will use - as you fit insulation to the floor ( garage floor will be lower than the rest of the house) - the walls will be single rather than cavity wall - similarly the ceiling (which may be asbestos)

    But 20k no - perhaps 7-8k
    • funnymonkey
    • By funnymonkey 16th Jun 17, 10:09 AM
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    Thank you all for your messages. Sorry for the delay in answering as had internet issues.
    Much appreciated
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