Converting twin garages into a double

Converting twin garages into a double

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laam999

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538 posts

141 months

Wednesday 17th August 2016
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Me and my SO are looking at moving home and the only "must have" I have said is a double garage. The thing is most of the ones I. Our price range are twin garages (two connected singles) and most are integral.

How much would it be to have this converted into a regular double, with a regular double door and no wall.

The houses we're looking at seem to have been extended with an extra garage added onto the existing one. This would mean I assume that the wall separating the two garages would be load bearing. How much as a rough guesstimate would it be to have this conversion done?

Sorry if this is a little disjointed, is been a long day and I'm about ready to fall asleep.

Liam

Eg. Imagine this was extends with another garage and floor above



Edited by laam999 on Wednesday 17th August 20:52

worsy

4,959 posts

147 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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Assuming you mean this



rather than this



Unlikely to have a load bearing wall down the middle. You'd need to take out the central pillar and then replace with steelwork across the existing openings. You'll need structural calcs/building regs/steelwork/new doors but 5-10k would be reasonable spread depending on area and costs of doors.

8-P

2,675 posts

232 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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As much as I love having a double, it only really buys you a bit more wall space but a lot more floor space which to me isnt that useful. That is why I wasnt bothered, but it just happened we got a double.

DO you mean you want to go to a single door that is double rather than two singles. If so it can be done, but youll need a large rsj or 2

stuttgartmetal

8,053 posts

188 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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buy a house that you can build one on

Edited by stuttgartmetal on Thursday 18th August 09:41

was8v

1,839 posts

167 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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Anything can be done with deep pockets.

However the existing side of the house would be right down the middle, and it would take a lot of expensive steel and faff to do what you say.

If there is space why not build a 1.5 next to the existing, and convert existing garage to another reception room.

laam999

Original Poster:

538 posts

141 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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worsy said:
Assuming you mean this



Yes, as an example the house I put a picture of has an extension on the side to make it alike the one you posted. I would have assumed the original external wall, now inside the garage, would have been load bearing.

No right guestimates of price?

Thanks all

stuttgartmetal

8,053 posts

188 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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Where's that picture of Basil's Oirish builder ?

worsy

4,959 posts

147 months

Thursday 18th August 2016
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laam999 said:
worsy said:
Assuming you mean this



Yes, as an example the house I put a picture of has an extension on the side to make it alike the one you posted. I would have assumed the original external wall, now inside the garage, would have been load bearing.

No right guestimates of price?

Thanks all
Ah, re reading I see what you are referring to. Ignore my estimate as you WILL have a load bearing wall. As previous poster says, can be done but requires lots of steelwork.