How to Convert Your Basement into a Flat


If you have a garage or a basement, you can turn it into a flat fairly easily. If it is a partially unfinished room, you might need builders to help you finish the room. The room must be up to different national codes, but it also needs to be a functional flat. The functional flat needs heating, air conditioning, plumbing, and many other elements of a standard flat.


Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems need to be installed in your basement or garage flat. There are many different ways to heat and cool an apartment. Builders in York can help you with many different kinds of heating and cooling options. In some cases, the builders will expand your central heating or air to your new flat. Alternately, they can help you install a stove or a freestanding air conditioning unit. Expanding your central HVAC system is often the most cost effective way, but not necessarily. Only a skilled builder can determine which is best for you.

Finishing Surfaces

You also need to make sure that the surfaces such as the floor and the walls are finished properly. Most garages and basements have concrete floors that are unfinished. Installing carpet is probably the simplest way to convert this floor, but you can also install other types of flooring. You should ask a builder about insulating your floor and walls. Insulation installed in the floor or in the walls is often fibreglass. For a less invasive option, builders might opt for insulation that goes underneath the flooring and on top of the concrete floor.

These are just a few of the ways that you can have your spare garage or basement converted into a flat. That will allow you to expand the amount of room in your house without any additions.