How to Choose a Builder to Convert Your Garage

One of the most popular home improvements is the garage conversion. By converting your garage you’re utilising that wasted space and turning it into something you’ll actually use. A new bedroom, office, home gym, children’s playroom – the possibilities are endless.

The first step towards converting your garage is choosing an experienced, high quality builder to carry out the work. But how do you sort the professionals from the cowboys?

Convert Your Garage ( provide high-quality garage conversion services across the Manchester area. They’ve converted garages throughout Whitefield, Prestwich, Bolton, Bury and beyond. Here’s their helpful guide to choosing the right builder to convert your garage for you.

Choose a builder with garage conversion experience

While some builders claim to be jacks of all trades, be wary – they could easily be masters of none. Garage conversions need not be a lengthy process, but they do require a certain level of knowledge and skill. So if you’re looking for a builder to convert your garage, ensure they’ve converted garages before.

Find out how many jobs they work on at once

If your builder is giving full care and attention to your garage conversion, it should only take around seven days (give or take a few days depending on the size of the job). However, less committed builders may be juggling several jobs at once, stretching yours out much longer than it should be. Ensure you ask how many jobs your builder will be working on during your garage conversion – ideally, you’ll be the only one.

Ask how many of their previous garage conversion have passed building regulations

A great way to gauge the quality of a builder’s work is whether or not it passes building regulations – helping you judge the quality and safety standards of the work. Ask about this before deciding which builder will be carrying out your garage conversion. And ensure their work is guaranteed for a good few years, so you’re covered should anything go wrong.

Read testimonials

Another way to judge the quality of a builder is by reading testimonials from previous customers. If a builder has great testimonials, they’re much more likely to be reliable, honest and to a high standard.

If you’re in the Manchester area, and you think you’d benefit from a garage conversion, speak to Convert Your Garage. With around 200 garages converted across the Manchester, Bury and Bolton areas – 100% of which have passed building regulations – they’re experts at what they do. They only ever work on one job at a time – so it won’t drag on for weeks on end.

Find out more about their garage conversion services and read great testimonials from previous customers at