When gaining planning permission to convert from a bungalow to a house be sure to understand the drawings and conditions of approval. Some planning authorities do not accept the conversion to look like a house and prefer the property to look like a bungalow with a loft conversion. This can reduce the size of the first floor and the bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor will often have reduced head height due to the sloped eaves. If financial gain is your main objective this should be considered, because a converted bungalow with reduced head height would not always achieve the same value as a house.
Garage conversions are great for expanding your living space as the structure is already there and this saves on ground work, brick work and roof costs.
Conservatories can be bought off the shelf and cost as little as £8000, including the building works needed, but they can go up to £30,000 or even more when made bespoke. Quite often there is more building work involved like knocking through into the conservatory which will require a steel and then further works would be needed internally.
A garage conversion can vary in cost from very small amount such as £5/6k right up to £25/30k or possibly more. This will depend on many variables that you should look for when deciding on converting your garage. Below are the main key points to look for which can affect the price of your garage conversion significantly.
A dormer loft conversion can cost on average anywhere between £20k to £60k depending on the size, design and materials. They are more expensive than just converting the loft space without a dormer because the work involves stripping off the roof and re-building the dormer.