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Keen to create an extra space for visitors to stay over, the owners of this property worked closely with the designers at Oakwrights Country Buildings to create a twostorey garage structure, which has living accommodation on the upper level. Similar projects would cost approximately £22,700

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10 key things you need to know when planning your new garage

Most people still think of the garage as a standalone zone with the chief purpose of housing the car. However, a growing number of homeowners – and self-builders in particular – are rethinking this strategy, and choosing to create multi-functional spaces that form an extension to the main living area. A well-designed structure can also infuse your property with extra kerb appeal. These tips will help ensure you achieve the right result for your scheme.

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The September edition of Build It magazine will help you get your self-build, renovation or extension project off on the right foot. It’s packed with inspiration and advice, including: • Britain's best self-builds and renovations (page 19) • A contemporary, low-maintenance home (page 30) • Prefab homes: The future of self-build? (page 70) • Why underfloor heating makes sense for renovations (page 73) • How to create the perfect kitchen-diner extension (page 94) • How to get value for money (page 106) … and more!