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Home owners can utilise space and even add up to 10 per cent to the value of their properties by converting their garages into a further room according to, the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen.

As many garages end up being used as a storage room rather than for their intended use the space, in effect, is wasted. Coupled with the current slump in the housing market, the garage provides home owners with the opportunity to improve their homes by adding a further room or increasing the value of the property, rather than seeking to move house.

With the potential to be turned into further living rooms, home cinemas, games rooms, offices, ensuite bedrooms and even an extended kitchens, garages present many opportunities and, in many cases, can be converted relatively simply and with minimal disruption to the rest of the property.

However, there are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration before work commences including planning (if the build extends past the existing garage boundaries) and building regulations, insulation ventilation and, if the garage isn’t connected to the main property, having to consider whether the room will be able to be supplied with the required utilities.

Ottokar Rosenberger, Sales and Marketing Director of, commented: “If not used in the traditional way, the garage provides a great opportunity to internally extend any property. However, factors such as location have to be considered if the work is to add value to the property. For example, a house in London where street parking is very expensive, a garage conversion has the potential to even reduce the value of the property.”

To ensure that all the work is completed to a high standard and meets all local government regulations, it is recommended that home owners employ professional tradesmen to undertake the work rather than doing it themselves. Mistakes have the potential to be very expensive to repair and if the work doesn’t comply with regulations, the conversion may have to be stopped altogether and the garage reverted back to the way it was originally.

Whether seeking anything from recommended plasterers and local roofers though to garden designers, can find interested tradesmen from 25 different trades for home owners who are looking to improve their properties.

Every month, manages over £30m in home improvement projects with more than 1,000 tradesmen signing up, making it the UK’s largest match making service for home improvers and recommended tradesmen. The site has more than 55,000 ratings to date and its system ensures that tradesmen are only rated by the customers who find them through the site. The result is one of the fairest and most robust rating systems on the net.

For further information on how to source a recommended tradesperson in your area, visit

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