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  • Converting a garage into a man cave/games room

    am thinking of turning my garage into a man cave or games room and bar.

    It is just a single car size garage and it backs onto my garden.

    Has anyone on here done this and if so any advice you can give me.

    How much am I looking at?

    One issue I do have is an asbestos roof that I thought I could get away with, ie, put a ceiling underneath it but someone at work told me today that I might have to get the roof removed.

    Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Asbestos roof will have to be removed by specialists how much no idea

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    • #3
      I'd look into local building regs bill as any supply of incoming utilities would be certifiable I'm sure!... It's a great idea for a personal space though...good luck with it!

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      • #4
        Identical situation to me pal. Asbestos roof cost a bomb to get rid off (im talking as much as i planned on spending on the actual refurb of the whole thing alone.).

        If you know someone who can help (do cheaply), the electricity/water/heating, go for it. If not, getting the roof removed and the other aspects, the cost does jump quite quickly.

        I ended up knocking the whole thing down (just burnt the roof, dont think that was strictly correct) and got one of them wooden ones, almost like an enormous summer house. I love it now and well worth it.

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        • #5
          http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/bui...documents9/acd


          We get 'asbestos' garage / shed roofs taken off / removed for about 350 up here.

          Done quite a few garage conversions for clients & the number factor is insulation which is covered under Part L of the Building Regulations ( see above link. )

          Are you looking to employ someone or thinking of doing it yourself ?

          Either way ALL works will require a building notice, give your local council's Building Control department a ring & they will give you all the information you need for free, they are usually very helpful as it makes their job easier in the long run.

          Insulation Insulation Insulation is the key ;-)
          "Steve, do you think 25k is a good option when there are indications that within four years, new stadiums on average have increased attendances of 60%?
          For us that would mean around 29k."


          QPR Richard 16-12-2013 10.08pm

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NW_Hoopz View Post
            http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/bui...documents9/acd


            We get 'asbestos' garage / shed roofs taken off / removed for about 350 up here.

            Done quite a few garage conversions for clients & the number factor is insulation which is covered under Part L of the Building Regulations ( see above link. )

            Are you looking to employ someone or thinking of doing it yourself ?

            Either way ALL works will require a building notice, give your local council's Building Control department a ring & they will give you all the information you need for free, they are usually very helpful as it makes their job easier in the long run.

            Insulation Insulation Insulation is the key ;-)
            Sounds like a builder as a QPR fan would be ideal. Nice job for you and I am sure Dave can let you stay at his during the work?
            I played sunday league football today.

            Clearly I was the best player on the pitch.

            I scored 5 and made 7 last ditch tackles.

            We lost 5-0 but the rest of my team were sh it!

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            • #7
              Cheers for the replys fellas will have a good read Of NW's link over dinner.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Bigdave View Post
                Cheers for the replys fellas will have a good read Of NW's link over dinner.
                Just re read the OP Dave,

                Is the garage detached from the house ?
                If so you can do what you want to it, as long as it isn't 'habitable' ie set up for someone to sleep in it ........... either way phone council for advice, you don't have to give your real address if you don't want to
                "Steve, do you think 25k is a good option when there are indications that within four years, new stadiums on average have increased attendances of 60%?
                For us that would mean around 29k."


                QPR Richard 16-12-2013 10.08pm

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by NW_Hoopz View Post
                  Just re read the OP Dave,

                  Is the garage detached from the house ?
                  If so you can do what you want to it, as long as it isn't 'habitable' ie set up for someone to sleep in it ........... either way phone council for advice, you don't have to give your real address if you don't want to
                  Yes it is attached from my house mate.
                  Yeah good idea mate I will give the council a ring and ask a few questions.
                  Cheers again

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                  • #10
                    I know a couple who created a mini bar come nightclub at the bottom if their garden..truely amazing space compleat with dj booth and glitter balls!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by TheLagosExpress View Post
                      I know a couple who created a mini bar come nightclub at the bottom if their garden..truely amazing space compleat with dj booth and glitter balls!
                      Such things have become very popular around here. Kent must be coming up in the world
                      #standuptocancer
                      #inyourfacecancer

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                      • #12
                        when I lived in Acton, the Polish landlord next door converted his garage and six fellow countrymen moved in. I'll give you his No. if it's any help
                        Last edited by lymehoop; 12-01-2016, 02:09 PM.
                        I must away now, I can no longer tarry
                        This morning's tempest I have to cross
                        I must be guided without a stumble
                        Into the arms I love the most

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bluehoop View Post
                          Such things have become very popular around here. Kent must be coming up in the world
                          In some parts of St Leonard's I believe this to be true... Though I never listen to gossip!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Bluehoop View Post
                            Such things have become very popular around here. Kent must be coming up in the world
                            Gods own country or so they tell me Blue, a more upmarket version of SX
                            I blew a lot on vodka and tonic, gambling and fags. Looking back, I think I overdid it on the tonic. - The one and only Stanley Bowles

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Hertford Hoop View Post
                              Gods own country or so they tell me Blue, a more upmarket version of SX
                              As rumor has it Herts old bean
                              #standuptocancer
                              #inyourfacecancer

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