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01-23-2010 11:22 PM  8 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

Derbyshire. United Kingdom

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Hi I am thinking of converting my garage into a room.

I shall quickly describe my home. New build in 2000, attached single garage. Window and door at the back to outside as well as a internal door into the house/kitchen.

I am thinking of converting the back half (ish) into a room.
Now I have just had gas central heating put in the house and the plumbers fed me some pipes into the garage for if and when I do do the conversion.

one of the side walls and back wall is single skin and the floor is conrete. The walls I can see a DPC (damn proof course) but the floor is concrete and I dont know if that has a DPC in it.

My idea is to fix a stud wall around the garage and plasterboard. Adding a door from the new garage room into the remaining garage.
Then getting a plasterer in to do his magic.

I have looked around and seen plasterboard and the metal strips you put on corners etc, joining tape and the likes.

Just wondered if anyone had any pointers. My brother in law is a ex builder who now lives down south but is coming up to give me some pointers in a month or so, just wondered if anyone has done it before.

I am also having new UPVC windows and doors in the house in the next 2-3 months and the present window and door in the garage is opaque but I am having clear glass put in for those.

The only thing that I cannot get my head around is the floor at the moment. Ideally I would when all done want it carpeted in there. Just unsure what I would need to do if there is no DPC under the concrete.

The room will have my guitars and piano in it. No neighbours close enough to cause a problem either.

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01-24-2010 12:04 AM  8 years agoPost 2
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rrProfessor

Big Coppitt Key, FL

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Just wondered if anyone had any pointers.
I've got some experience in the Building Trades, but since you're in the UK and I'm in the US (and neither of us will be eager to pay the Puddle Tax), the only Room Conversion pointers which can legally be offered at this point are:
↑ → ↓ ← ↕ ↔
Sorry mate. Good luck though, and Cheers to you and yours.

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01-24-2010 01:40 AM  8 years agoPost 3
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rrVeteran

Levin new zealand

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paint the floor with 2 coats of Mulseal bring it up the past the DPC
on the walls to form a continuous membrane and you should not have a problem.

Tony.

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