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Garage conversion

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by dc007, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. dc007

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    Looking to get my garage converted. It'll involve levelling the floor and putting a plasterboard skin in, and sadly also a complete new roof as it's leaking like a sieve !

    Actually, this'll be for my gym rather than home-theatre, but the conversion principle is roughly the same.

    I've just been quoted £3500, flat roof included....

    Does this seem reasonable (I'm M25 area).... ?
     
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    Welcome to the world of builders within the M25 area, I have been quoted a cost of between £5000 and £10000 for converting a single car garage. Hence I will say your quote is reasonanble. However I don't see how such a job can even cost £3500? What I am hoping to do is estimate the cost of materials required and then ascertain what percentage of the quote is labour
     
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    I know the feeling. The quote I've just received for the same job is £10k !

    I wish I was a builder !
     
  4. dc007

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    £3500 beginning to look more and more attractive.... !
     
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    Just make sure it's a quote and not an estimate - builders tend to bump up prices for unforseen work, so you could end up paying double...

    Gary.
     
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    £3500 sounds like a disgracefull price for the amount of work that is involved in such an easy job, materrial costs alone would not top £300 and all the work could be done in under 2 days so you work it out:nono:
     
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    Umm, £300 i think someone is having a laugh.

    You try getting all the proper plasterboard / timber / Cellutex / electrical wiring / central heating / all decorative materials.

    Good luck.....
     
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    Oh and i forgot the fact that the garage needs a new roof....
     
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    £300 :laugh:

    My conversion was part of a bigger job but it probably cost around £10000. That did include a brand new roof, you don't want it leaking after a few years. :lesson: They also added about 30cms to the height which has come in handy for not bumping my head on my 9" CRT projector. :smoke:
     
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    if you read above his garage is not going to be converted to the extent that you have mentioned
     
  11. dc007

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    Well, the three quotes are in - 3500, 3500, and 4700....

    So, 3500 it is...

    As has been pointed out, its not actually a conversion for cinema. The new roof is around 2000, the lining, lagging and plastering plus levelling of the floor and sealing with Synthapruf will be 1500, including labour and materials...

    The man reckons it'll take a fortnight, weather permitting.
     
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    I get depressed when I hear the quotes for building work you guys get in the UK.

    Im looking for replastering and new ceilings in existing house plus a c.450 sq foot extension for an updated home cinema setup, and a 400 ft garage to be erected.. well there is a bit more to it than that, but nothing extra ordinary .... the cheapest quote i have gotten so far is €225,000 thats (stg150,000), whatever about persuading the better half that ill be so much more pleasent if only i could invest in a new home cinema set-up, ill get slapped around the place at the cost of the room to put it in:)

    I am sorely tempted to get some quotes from uk builders to come accross and do the job....

    If anybodys knows a builder in Ireland that might give me a reasonable quote... if there is such a thing here anymore... let me know.

    There will probably be a Sony HS20 available by the time I can afford to build a room for it....

    Vex.
     
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    im a plasterer if you have details of what is wanting doing

    sorry to hijack thread
     
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    /me rubs his builders hands together ;)
     
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    I'm not sure how much work you are talking about but I got a pretty decent quote for my garage conversion from these guys http://www.garageconversion.com.

    Not sure they would beat £300 though :)
     
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    how much was your quote if u don't mind me asking and what does your garage conversion involve,

    regards,

    Neil
     

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