321 Timber Building Design and Build
and Out Building Conversions

The current financial climate is proving to be very difficult for many families across Hants, London, Berks and Surrey. You may need to move into a new home to gain the extra space that you need, but an extremely stagnant property market can make this impossibility. Instead, many people are choosing 321 Conversions to make improvements to their current homes – extending into their lofts, cellars and garages to achieve this additional space.

Timber Annexes - Un-used space

Often, when people are undertaking extensions to their properties, garages are not taken into consideration – but as per any other space, garages can be renovated to provide an additional living area. If you have a growing family, or you simply need extra room, a garage conversion can be a very cost-effective and practical exercise – providing you with a tailored solution to meet your exact needs.

Nowadays cars are generally getting much bigger and houses a lot smaller. Years ago, the family car had to protected from the harsh elements, however, as technology advances cars are no longer rust buckets. Carports are also becoming very popular – allowing for easier parking outside the garage.

Garages therefore tend to turn into storage spaces and get filled up with junk. The majority of households will have fitness equipment, toys or memorabilia stored in their garages – quite often, it will take some effort to dispose of these items, so they tend to sit in garages for years or even decades. In the meantime, we are struggling to find the space that we need in our homes. 321 Timber Rooms can help with making this extra space in your garden if you have the space. We even cater for Odd shaped gardens to utilise the space more efficiently.

The questions that you need to ask:

If you are considering a Timber Building Construction in your garden, there are a number of important questions that you will need to ask. Try to think of it as a fact-finding mission, by establishing a few key points now, you could avoid a lot of hassle further down the line. Many expensive mistakes are a direct result of miss-information or not asking the right questions at the start of a project.

Here are examples of the kind of questions that you will need to ask before you start your garage conversion project;

  • What kind of garden do I have – and what can I do with it? ie flat, hilly, large or small!
  • How do I go about creating my garden room plans?
  • How can I create a budget for my garden room?
  • What are the best ways of ensuring that I add value to my home?
  • Do I need planning permission – and how do I obtain it?
  • Are there any building regulations that I need to adhere to?
  • What flooring/roofing/insulation and wall changes are needed?
  • Are there any specific electrical requirements?
  • What kind of windows and doors can I use?
  • How do I choose the right builder/architect for the job?

Why convert your outbuilding with 321 Timber Rooms?

Garden Outbuilding conversions can be a very cost-effective way to provide the additional space that you require. By converting your buildings, you could actually add extra value to your home – the value of your construction or conversion will rise in tandem with the price of your home. Obviously, in very uncertain financial times, it's vital to add value to your home wherever possible. Also, if your building is attached to your house, you can expect to 'brighten up' your home, using glazed doors for access, letting more light into the adjoining room.If its detached from your main living area you have to make sure all services are accessible for the building to be fully independent and functional as a separate dwelling area.

Getting past the red tape

Rules and regulations can be a worry – you may be thinking about converting your garage but really have no idea about planning permissions, building regulations and other key requirements. Contacting an architect and builders can also be a daunting process, you may have concerns about choosing the best people for the job, or if you intend to take the conversion on yourself, lack the inspiration or ideas to get the project off the ground.

All in all, the process of converting a garage or building a bespoke summer house in your garden can seem like an impossible task – but it doesn't have to be that way. With the correct help and guidance, you can easily contract us to carry out your project and can look forward to obtaining the extra space that you need. With expert advice, hints and tips, you can get your garage conversion or timber building designed and completed quickly, efficiently and with a minimum of disruption to your family's daily routine.
By arming yourself with the information that you need, you must be fully prepared for any eventuality and can potentially avoid costly and time-consuming mistakes.

Getting started with your Timber Building

If you have performed a little research – and have decided that a garage conversion will be of benefit to you – it's time to get started with your project. It's true that planning really is the key to a successful purchase – by taking sufficient time to plan your design, identify any building requirements, establish the materials that you would like to use and cover any legal requirements, you can make the project go much smoother and with minimal hassle.

The most important decision has already been made – now it's time to iron out the smaller details and get the work started.
If you are unsure about creating your own plans, or any aspects of the initial planning or building phases, you can refer to our helpful guides for further tips and advice.

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