Converting your garage ...

If you have noticed that your current kitchen it just too small for you and your family, then you may look to convert existing space to give you the room needed. If you have a garage attached to your home then this may be the perfect space to convert into your new kitchen. If your kitchen is already situated next to the garage then you may extend into it to give you ample room. Converting a garage is not easy and you may require planning permission. You first need to check that the building work for your garage is adequate....

Is your garage secure?

Many of us use our garages as another place to store goods. It may be that you do not keep your car in the garage but instead use it as a workshop or a place to store your tools and equipment when not in use. Often when thieves are looking for places to target, they will start by trying to find out what there is that is worth stealing and how hard it would be to get in and out. You may not even notice the person walking down the street, watching as you unload your tools from your van...

Installing an electric ...

If you are considering buying an electric car they you may need to get a charging point installed in your garage. Although there are charging points located in public places, these may not be very practical to you. You ideally want to have your car on charge overnight so it is ready to use the next day. Some people worry about the safety of car charging points which is why they always need to be installed by a professional. You may theoretically be able to use a normal socket to charge your car with the right lead but this may...

Is your garage watertig...

If you are thinking of storing items in your garage or if you have electrics in there then it is important that it is watertight. It may have been watertight when it was built but if over time the roof has developed a leak or the bricks have holes in to the outside then you may find that you get water starting to come in. This can cause all sorts of problems and can result in irreversible damage. If you have items stored in your garage such as clothing or rugs etc, then getting them wet could cause them to...

Storing your car in you...

Garages were originally built to be a place to house your car overnight. Over the years less and less people put their car in their garage and instead often use this space for other purposes. It may be that they have converted their garage into a playroom or even a gym.   If you do still use your garage to store your vehicle in then you need to make sure that it is easily to drive it in and out and that it is secure once inside. You firstly need to check that the garage is big enough to fit...

Having a garage built o...

If you have a property that doesn’t have a garage then yu may decide to get one built. You can either chose to have a stand alone garage or one that is attached to your home. You also need to think carefully about if you want the foundations to be built deep enough to allow you to build a second story on the top of it should you decide you want to at a later date. All of these choices will have an impact on the cost so it is important to ensure that you are still within your budget....

Does your garage roof c...

If you have a garage roof that contains asbestos then you need to be very carful about what you do to it. If you need repairs doing or if you want a new roof you may need to get a specialist company in who is trained in removing asbestos. Asbestos is now known to be very dangerous and inhaling it can cause to a long term health issues with can be fatal. If you are considering having a garage extension done which will require work on the roof then you will need to bear this in mind as it can...

Garage roofing options

If you are in the process of having a new garage built or have recently discovered that your garage is leaking, you need to think carefully about what roof you would like to have. There are a number of different options when it comes to the type of roof you have and the material used. Most good roofing firms will explain to you the different options you have when it comes to choosing your roof, but it is always a good idea to have some basic knowledge of which ones are best for what. Corrugated sheets are a popular choice...