Semiskimmed plastering is a local, family owned and run business. We pride ourselves on offering an uncompromising level of service and craftsmanship on every job we undertake, and our many satisfied customers can attest to that. We have the experience and knowledge to help to turn your dreams into reality.


Why consider having my garage converted?

It may surprise you to know that a standard single garage is around 150 sq ft. and although you would probably fit in a standard sized family car you would struggle to open the doors!

However, converted that extra space could become invaluable additional living space for you and your family. Semmi skimmed plastering  are experts in converting your uninviting and under-used garage into a warm and habitable living space that could also add value to your property.

Just a few ideas you could use that extra space for:

 1    home office/study

 2    playroom for the children

 3    dining room

 4    family room

 5    bedroom with/without ensuite facilities

Every garage conversion we complete is totally unique and carried out to incorporate your specific requirements, to utilise the space available and to meet any building and planning restrictions.

Firstly we will come out and survey your home and give you our expert opinion on ideas your may have and also make any suggestions that we think may help based on our knowledge and experience. As with any work we are asked to quote for, you will not be under any pressure or obligation, you will receive a full written quotation after our visit for you to consider in your own time.

Do I need planning permission and/or building regulations for my garage conversion?

Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 the permitted development regime covering garage conversions changed and planning permission is not usually required, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building.

Sometimes permitted development rights have been removed from some properties with regard to garage conversions and therefore you should contact your local planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live on a new housing development or in a conservation area.

The conversion of a garage, or part of a garage, into habitable space will normally require approval under the Building Regulations.

For more information please go to the governments planning portal website.