Garage Conversion Glasgow

Quality Garage Conversions in Glasgow

An expanding need to work from home as well as increasing demands from a growing (or ageing) family is creating pressure on the finite amount of space available in our current homes. This results in a constant juggling act and heightened levels of stress as homeowners attempt to accommodate everyone’s needs in a property that simply wasn’t designed to cope with modern ways of living and working.

We are one of the top construction companies in glasgow and we can offer you a space-efficient and cost-effective solution that creates the additional space you need from your existing property, enabling you to work from home productively or to house family members (or guests) in greater space, comfort and privacy.

How do we generate this new living space? We unlock the potential of a building you already have – your garage – and transform it from an underused storage container into usable living space.

What about my car? You may well ask…Many modern vehicles simply do not fit inside existing garages and many garages are damp environments which can actually have a harmful effect on your car over time.

Surely you deserve the benefits that come from fully utilising this large space rather than letting it go to waste as a resting place for the clutter you keep promising to take to the dump or as an unnecessary part-time house for your car.

The team at Builders Glasgow has extensive experience of converting garages into rooms for relaxing, living or working so let us turn your ideas into real spaces. We convert garages for a range of budgets from basic garage conversions (e.g. into a single room) to luxury garage conversions (e.g. into a self-contained flat) and all points in between. Whatever you need to convert a garage into, we can build it for you (subject to planning and building regulations). We are experts in the following, property renovations, wet wall bathrooms, new kitchens, shopfitting, and loft conversions.

Why choose a Builders Glasgow Garage Conversion?

Experienced garage conversion builders
Free, no-obligation estimates
Price-competitive quotations
We supply all tradesmen/women
All types of conversions undertaken
Living - bedrooms, gyms, cinemas, hobby rooms
Working – home offices, studios, workshops
Dwelling – self-contained flats for parent or child
Fully-insured & workmanship guaranteed

A garage conversion by a professional construction company (such as ourselves) will provide you with an additional living or working space that is built to the applicable Scottish building regulations to ensure that it is properly built, insulated, durable, safe – both structurally and in its connection to services (gas, water, electricity) and finished to a high standard ensuring we meet the scottish building regulations. 

The conversion of a garage into rooms may appear superficially simple but it requires the specialist construction knowledge and skills that only a responsible building firm can provide in order to turn it into living space that is fully usable all year round.

Let Builders Glasgow carry out your dream garage conversion project to the standard that you expect and we deliver.

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Our Garage Conversions in Glasgow, Scotland

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David Crossan
David Crossan
07:36 09 Oct 20
Excellent service received and highly recommend to others to use.
Mark kelsey
Mark kelsey
10:24 05 Sep 20
had a new garage conversion installed last week. Looks amazing.
Christine Anderson
Christine Anderson
08:55 24 Jul 20
got a new garage built. me and the wife are really happy.
Victor Richards
Victor Richards
23:53 14 Jul 20
got a small job done last week, Good value for money.
Faraha785 Khan352
Faraha785 Khan352
14:30 14 Jul 20
Got a loft conversion done last week. Really happy with the loft. kid is happy with new room. Thanks
Martin Graham
Martin Graham
11:41 13 Jul 20
Had a full property renovated, new bathroom, kitchen and loft. Happy with the finished work.
Pat Lowe
Pat Lowe
19:45 09 Jul 20
great work
Marie Kelsey
Marie Kelsey
22:33 08 Jul 20
Used these guys last week a new garage build. Brilliant work.
Jamie Brown
Jamie Brown
11:02 08 Jul 20
Got an extension done last week. Was reccomended from. a friend of a friend. Super professional and they were within our budget.
Kim Crossman
Kim Crossman
10:53 06 Jul 20
Expensive but well worth it. New bathroom and kitchen fitted last week. Very professional.
Michelle Fraser
Michelle Fraser
00:21 01 Jul 20

Why Convert a Garage Rather than Extending?

A conventional house extension can be a time-consuming and costly undertaking which usually involves encroaching into your garden space, structural alterations to your property and having parts of it open to the outdoors during construction with the attendant heat loss, dust, noise and general disruption to your normal home life.

Converting a garage offers a number of advantages over a traditional extension:

Planning permission – as an existing building, planning permission for your garage conversion may not be required or be easier to obtain.

Faster & cheaper – as there is (typically) less “building” work required to turn a garage into living space it is usually a faster & less expensive way of creating the same space.

Preserves garden space – developing your garage will leave your precious outdoor space & garden intact.

Less disruption – work is carried out away from your actual house meaning that your normal routine can continue with the minimum of disruption.

Garage conversion services we offer:

Builders Glasgow offers services tailored specifically to the needs of you and your conversion project so we can perform all of the work involved (including decorating) or agree a more limited scope of works if you wish to do some of the finishing work yourself in order to reduce costs. We can supply an introduction to an experienced architect to carry out the design work who will also assist you with planning procedures. During the construction phase, we supply all relevant tradespeople – as per our quotation – and do not expect you to source trades yourself (unlike some competitors).
Building work

We carry out all building work necessary including structural strengthening, wall & roof repairs, roughcasting, insulation, internal framing, concrete floor work & the addition of a second storey if desired (this may require the reinforcement of foundations, which we can also undertake).

Heating

whether you opt to extend your existing central heating system or have standalone electric heating installed, all such work is carried out by either Gas Safe Registered heating engineers or qualified electricians.

Plumbing

Where your conversion requires a kitchen, bathroom, wetroom or cloakroom our time-served plumbers will install it for you.

Joinery

structural timber work and aesthetic carpentry, partitions & stud walls.

Electrical

lighting, sockets, rewiring & appliance installation by our expert electricians.

Decorating

painting and decorating offered including plastering, tiling, wetwall installation & wallpapering to a high standard of finish by our experienced personnel.

How do I arrange a garage conversion?

Staff at Builders Glasgow are fully aware that, for potential new clients, contacting builders to discuss and obtain estimates for converting a garage can make you feel somewhat anxious. Will I get the hard sell? Will I be kept on the phone for ages? Our goal is to put you at your ease and be completely comfortable dealing with us so there is no hard sell and no lengthy sales spiel on the phone. We just collect the relevant details and answer any questions you may have before offering the appropriate advice. We want to your interaction with us to be as straightforward as possible during all stages of converting your garage – from our initial consultation through to completion. Builders Glasgow is here to help and guide you through the process.

Contact us

Call us on 0141 XXX XXXX or contact us by filling in our online form to discuss your conversion project & to arrange a free, no-obligation home garage conversion consultation. .

Consultation

Our surveyor will visit your home (on an agreed date & time), survey your existing garage & talk to you regarding your plans, requirements, budget & the options available. He/she will then go away & prepare an initial quote.

Quote generated

An initial written quote based on the information gathered during our home visit is created & issued to you. Upon your acceptance of our initial quote, we’ll take a deposit and progress to the design stage.

Design stage

If you don’t already have architect’s plans, we’ll introduce you to a suitably-experienced architect to devise your final design & organise the planning application (where required) & building warrant with you & your local council. Design & application fees apply

Work commences

Following approval of the plans & receipt of a building warrant from the local authority we’ll agree a start date with you when our operatives will arrive on site & proceed with the work to convert your garage as quoted.

Conversion completed

The work is finished, waste cleared & final checks made. Your garage has been converted into the living or working space that you need.

What can you convert a garage into?

Over the years that you have lived in your house you have probably given very little thought to your garage but the reality is that it represents a significant amount of space on your property and, as such, offers great potential to expand your living space. Developing your garage could even save you the expense and effort of having to move to another property in order to obtain the extra room you need.

Potential clients come to us with a wide range of needs and ideas for their garage conversions so we have created a wide variety of spaces to meet their diverse requirements. The possibilities for what you can turn an existing garage into are endless, limited only by your imagination, budget and planning/building regulations.

We can convert garages into a range of different rooms including:

  • Extra bedroom/s (& bathroom)
  • Games room/playroom
  • Home office
  • Home cinema room
  • Home gym/fitness studio
  • Artist’s studio/craft studio
  • DIY workshop
  • Independent living flat
  • AirBnB rental room Man
  • cave/Woman cave
  • Indoor cycling room
  • Private bar/entertaining space

Reasonably-priced garage conversions

Our aim at Builders Glasgow is to combine a quality build with responsive customer service at a price that is competitive. We are committed to offering value for money to our clients but refuse to compromise on the safety or quality of the work to save a few pounds or price match operators who cut corners and use unqualified labour in order to quote artificially low prices or maximise profits at the expense of your conversion’s integrity. Builders Glasgow is a building firm that believes in doing things right – taking a pride in our work and treating our clients (and their homes) with the respect, care and attention that they have a right to expect.

FAQ – Questions about garage conversions

Listed below are some of the most common questions posed to us by potential new clients regarding converting garages (accompanied by the relevant answers from us).
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a “typical garage conversion” as every client’s needs, budget, existing garage structure & location are different & as such, pose challenges unique to that job. Prices for garage conversions can only ever be accurately estimated following a site visit & survey plus a definitive quote quote only given based on a full set of (approved) architect’s plans. Operators claiming to offer “instant garage conversion quotes online” should be treated with suspicion. Please contact us in order to arrange for an accurate estimate for your garage conversion project.
Builders Glasgow carries out garage conversion jobs across the Greater Glasgow area including East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire, Dunbartonshire & Lanarkshire including the likes of Newton Mearns, Giffnock, Pollokshaws, Pollokshields, Hyndland, Scotstoun, Paisley, Houston, Bearsden, Milgavie, Bothwell, Hamilton & East Kilbride.
This depends on various factors – sometimes it is not required but you must ALWAYS check this with your local council’s planning department as the requirement varies according to the nature of your conversion, which council area you live in & even your specific street/estate/district. Should you need to obtain permission, our architect (or your own) will guide & assist you in dealing with the procedure.
Yes, a building warrant is required before work can begin. The warrant exists to ensure that works are designed and constructed in accordance with the relevant building building standards & regulations. Our architect (or your own) will advise you regarding the procedure.
Clients can either arrange their own architect or we are happy to put you in contact with an architect experienced in this kind of work (that we have worked with previously) in order to finalise your design & submit it for planning & building warrant approval. Separate design & application fees apply.
Yes, we are happy to quote based on a full set of approved drawings from your own architect. Please contact us to discuss this and how to send us the relevant plans.
This can vary widely depending on your specific local authority, taking anything from 3 weeks to 2-3 months in our experience. We can do nothing to expedite or influence this. Further delays may also result from precautionary measures taken to prevent the spread of the Covid19 Sars-2 coronavirus.
As with cost, the time required to build a garage conversion (excluding design & planning periods) varies according to the extent of the work involved in your particular project e.g. a single garage turned into a single room can take 2-3 weeks whereas a more complex double garage into a flat conversion can take 4-6 weeks. When we quote we will give you a guideline timescale & schedule specific to your project.
No. Builders Glasgow arranges & schedules all trades required to complete your conversion (to the degree agreed with you & as quoted). We can even provide professional painting & decorating services should you wish.
Almost anything you can think of – extra bedroom/s & bathroom (ideal if you have teenagers), an entertaining space for getting together with family & friends (away from busy pubs, bars & restaurants), a home office (to enable you to work from home productively & in peace), a home gym (ideal for a workout if you’re missing your regular gym sessions), a studio (relax and truly enjoy your hobby, craft or art in a dedicated, private space) or even a fully-functional self-contained flat (ideal for elderly parents or adult children who still live at home). The only limiting factors are your budget, original garage size/footprint & planning permission restrictions.
Yes, that is possible. Some clients with double or triple garages prefer to retain some storage space or single vehicle parking whilst converting the remaining space. This kind of conversion is best suited to uses such as workshops for cycles, motorbikes or classic cars or a woman/man cave i.e. part time usage rather than living space. Please contact us to discuss your requirements however, subject to planning & building restrictions we may be able to offer a solution that meets your specific needs for a part garage conversion.
In line with most building contractors, we operate a system of staged payments during the course of the job based on: initial design fees (if you choose us to handle this), a deposit to cover materials supplied then (at regular intervals) instalments for percentage of the work completed at that point with the final payment due upon satisfactory completion of the conversion.

Service Areas

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