Skills & expertise
- Brick / Concrete Structural Repairs
- Car Ports
- Concrete Garages
- Emergency Builder Service
- Extensions / Conversions
- Garage Conversions
- Garden Studios
- General Building
- Loft Conversions
- Partition Walls
- Project Management
- Steel Work Design
- Structural Design
- Structural Steels
- Suspended Ceilings
- Tree Houses
- Workshop Design / Construction
The Garage Conversion Specialists are a local family business and have been involved with the home improvement and building industry for many years. We are the areas leading force in garage conversions, which are still a relatively new area to the home improvement market.
David and Andrew Bamber, alongside a very knowledgeable and creative team of consultants and staff. All of the building work is carried out by our tradesmen to the highest standard.
You can make better use of your garage space
We have converted garages into many different types of rooms, but the majority of garage conversions are transformed into bedrooms, sometimes with en suite shower rooms. You could create a home office, dining room, larger kitchen or even a children’s play room.
Occasionally the garage conversion is used to home an elderly relative or to provide an income by letting to students or lodgers. Whatever ideas you have, one of our consultants can discuss the practical aspects with you and provide appropriate advice. However, you have to be realistic as to what to do with the space available and be able to comply with current building regulations.
What can i convert my garage into?
Most garages are no longer used for parking cars, but instead used to store unwanted household items, old furniture, kids toys and things that might be useful one day! Does that sound familiar?
Often garages are just very expensive storerooms that could be put to a more cost effective use. From experience we have found that the majority of garage contents can often be dumped, clearing the garage. There are specialists businesses advertising locally who can do this for you.
Do I need planning permission?
In most cases no, but we will confirm the exact position with the local council. You will however require Building Regulations approval for every garage conversion weather you require Planning Permission or not. We will make the application on your behalf.
Why should I choose The Garage Conversion Specialists?
We have built a reputation of delivering high quality workmanship at affordable prices to constantly achieve customer satisfaction.
How long will the job take to do?
We can usually convert a single garage into a habitable room in about two weeks. It will take a week or two longer for a double garage with ensuite and a kitchen. We will need at least a week to plan, survey and schedule the work, and we can usually begin work within about three to six weeks of you placing the work with us. We can also be flexible to meet any specific deadlines if required.
How much will it cost?
We will need to discuss your ideas and agree on your exact requirements before we can give you a detailed quotation for the work, then try to design a garage conversion to meet your budget. Our consultants will not sit in your home until midnight, but, will be thorough in the information that they provide and then leave.
How do I Pay?
We usually take a small deposit, stage payments and final payment on satisfactory completion.
The reviews below represent customers' views and not the views of Checkatrade
Installing an armoured cable to connect my new shed to the house
Andy's team (his son and Danny) did a good job digging the trench with Terris following behind and installing the cable and making good the connections in a very professional manner. All in all a good job - done quickly, neatly and efficiently. Well done - thanks!
Integral Garage Conversion into Self-Contained Annexe
We really cannot fault the professional standards of this company and would highly recommend them. From the design work, performed by father and son, David and Andy, to the actual building work carried out by tradesmen Terris and Danny, every stage of the process was performed to the highest standard, with a friendly and cheery attitude, and all under the watchful eye of the Local Authority Building Control. We are delighted with the new annexe which features a bedroom and ensuite shower room with shower, toilet and basin. We are very glad that we chose this company to design and build it.
Building a single storey extension for use as a studio
We originally contacted this firm to seek advice on converting our garage. In discussion with David Bamber we agreed a new single storey extension would be more viable. As we are in a conservation area planning permission was required. David prepared all the drawings and permission was granted. We instructed Andy his son, who with his team carried out the works. We are delighted with the result and the quality of the construction. All the team were friendly, courteous and and communication between both sides was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. We would use them again in the future.
Removal and rebuid of porch
First class service. Very happy with the work carried out. Andy and team made sure we were informed through the process. They kept the site tidy and clean. Very courteous throughout and went above and beyond to make sure everything was right. Would definitely recommend and use again.
Kitchen refit, knocking through kitchen to dinning room, installing lintel,
Completed work that we asked for and accomadated extra work within the job. Few bits needed tweaking but we're sorted without fuss. Happy with works completed
Replacing a garage door with a window and replacing an existing window with a new single door.
Excellent service from start to finish. Were really helpful when talking through the work needed when discussing a quote and gave insight how work would have to be done in order to comply with regs. The work that was done was completed to a high standard and they explained eveything that was being done and why, so we were always in the loop of how work was progressing. They knew I was aiming to complete the rest of the work myself once they had done their bit and they were more than happy to answer my questions on how to do things. All round briliant service and would definitely use again.
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We work between Dorchester and Poole and surrounding areas
Fully Vetted Trade
Mr Andrew Bamber
Current: Self-Certified on: 12/02/2023