In most garage conversions the floor should be elevated as the building regulations for the current garage requires a ‘fire step’ down into it from a habitable room. The garage conversion floor will require damp proofing and insulation to meet building regulations. If the flooring does not need to be raised but still requires additional damp proofing and insulation, there are space saving possibilities available like vacuum insulated panels which can offer the required levels of insulation without raising the level of the floor substantially.
This raised flooring can be carried out as a solid floor, provided additional damp proofing and insulation is laid on top of the existing concrete floor to be able to meet the required U-value for insulation as laid out in the building regulations. This raised solid floor can then be finished with a layer of concrete and boarded. Alternatively, a floating floor can be installed. This is often used when a larger gap between the garage conversion and your home needs to be met. A floating floor requires a timber construction with a void between your timber and the existing concrete. This also requires a layer of damp proof membrane and insulation, and also could require vents to provide ventilation and also to allow the air within the floor to circulate. Underfloor heating can also be installed in your garage conversion to provide heating to the new room.
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