Together, we are facing a situation that is unprecedented. Global Corona virus pandemic affects our families, our businesses, our communities and the way we live. At this time, we would like to update you on how we approach the development of the situation at Acura Developments.
Firstly, our hearts go out to anyone affected by the virus, directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with people who are sick, to whom we extend sincere wishes for a full recovery. And we were really inspired by the selfless healthcare workers around the world who are at the forefront working tirelessly to care for people in need.
Like many other businesses we to are also looking at ways of keeping our business sustainable through these times and have been looking at ways in which we can help the community at the same time. We have realised that many families are struggling to find the extra space required to accommodate working from home and having their kids around full time.
The costly process of buying a new home and moving is not only impractical due to the current situation within Australia it is now not even a logical solution.
There are so many other ways to create new space in and around the home including adding Verandah’s, Decks and Patios or dividing existing rooms though none of these create a permanent, practical solutions to your space requirements.
Converting your garage into a living or working area on the other hand is a perfect way to freeing up some valuable space in your home. It will provide the space you require; it is inexpensive and will add value to your home.
Choosing to carry out a Garage conversion is a practical solution to providing more space in your home and has many substantial benefits.
One of the main benefits of Garage Conversions is the cost. A garage conversion is one of the most cost-effective space creating options available. Another for those who have double garages is that we can easily convert just half of your garage and leave the other half available to keep your car.
Garage conversions can be completed quickly as there are no foundations and not many walls to be built, this adds further to the cost savings. Most garages already have electricity so in most cases this is another possible expense avoided.
A Garage conversion is the most obvious choice especially if you compare it to the cost of a full house extension.
As we are working with an existing building structure the costs for a Garage conversion are minimal. However, we must consider that some major changes to your existing garage may have to take place,
Windows and doors
Of course, if you want to make your garage conversion look like a natural extension of your home you will most definitely want to consider adding windows and door. Acura Developments offer many options and can advise on the most suitable positions for your windows and doors.
Your garage door can be left in place, and we can work around it but for a more permanent solution that will add significant value to your home we recommend removing the door to make way for a new wall. Your new wall is an ideal location for new windows and doors and when fitted at the same time as the wall construction will not only save you money it will save a lot of time and of course add value to your home.
If not already in place studded internal walls will need to be added to tie your new room into the rest of your home. At this time any additional electrical wiring that is required can be added. Once all electrical work is completed Insulation needs be added to ensure maximum comfort and energy efficiency.
If your garage floor is already concreted the floor covering options are endless, Carpet, tile, wood flooring the list goes on. Acura Developments can help with ideas and advice on any type of flooring you require. If your garage does not already have a concrete floor a new floor will need to be poured before moving to the floor covering stage.
Acura Developments are Managing the risks of exposure to COVID-19 for both our Client and our employees. We are stringently following all the advice and requirements outlined by Safe Work Australia Including but not limited to:
You can download the Building and construction industry: Minimising the risk of exposure to COVID-19 h or visit this link Safe Work Australia. A Business resource kit can also be downloaded here: Business resource kit – COVID-19 .
We are all going through unprecedented times with COVID-19 virus threatening our very way of life. We find ourselves temporarily separated from our families and communities. Acura Developments want you know that we remain at close hand, and we are ready to help and assist with any of your requirements.