The Four Most Common Garage Conversion Questions

Garage conversions can be an excellent, cost effective way to create additional living space without the hassle of giving up space somewhere else. Common Questions 1. Will I need planning permission?This depends on whether or not you seek to extend the external area of the garage. If not, the conversion will typically be covered under ‘permitted development rights’ (PDR). 2. Where do I start?Once a planning permission is acquired or work is allowed under PDR, then it would be best to consult a building surveyor, architect or structural engineer to help design your conversion plans. 3. Does a garage conversion add property value?Typically, yes. Anything that improves and creates additional living space to your home will add value. You just need to ensure your project is properly planned, managed and...
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Things to Consider When Choosing Electric Door Openers for you Garage

Electric door openers are installed to open a garage door automatically instead of manually. It can be cheaper to fit a current door with an opener, rather than buying a whole new electrically operated door. It can also be easier in many ways, as the door you have in place will already be a good fit and you won’t need to find a new one that will fit into your door opening. There are still various factors you will need to consider before buying an electric door opener, though. If you take these points into account immediately, it is more likely that you will get the perfect additional part for your garage door, and that you will be able to enjoy an automatic opening mechanism for many years to come....
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Maintaining Your Garage Door

To ensure you are prolonging the life of your garage door and helping it keep your valuables secure, it is best to perform a few simple tasks. Regardless of whether your garage is used to store less-used items, a vehicle or as extra living space it is paramount that keep your garage door in great shape so that it can provide the much-needed protection it should. • Inspect all the moving parts for cleanliness, including springs, cables, rollers, track and even the lock. Keeping these areas clean and free of debris will help keep them working properly. • Inspect the moving parts for any wear and tear. If there are signs of damage, make repairs before the door is used again. Minor repairs could possibly be done if you are...
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What Are Mechanical Bearings Used For?

If you are using any type of equipment, especially large equipment, it will likely have multiple bearings to make it function. If you are not sure when the bearing is, it is simply a circular component, comprised of an inner and outer layer with ball bearings inside. These are often referred to as sprockets, yet bearings are very different because of the ball bearings that can assist in the rotation of different elements of the machine. If they are properly lubricated, they can ensure the total functionality of any piece of equipment for what could be months or even years into the future. Here is why many machines are built with mechanical bearings. Understanding What A Bearing Is A bearing is, at a basic level, a machine element. It is...
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A Selection of Electric Door Openers for Garages

Garage door openers can turn any garage door into an electric one, which can be easily opened with a switch, remote control, or even an app. This makes access to a garage far simpler and people can access the garage without having to leave their car, or have the garage door keys to hand, or struggle with an up and over door. Electric door openers come in many sizes and styles to suit all garage door types so whatever you have installed, you can adapt it rather than having a whole new door installed. It is essential the right opener is used with the right type of door though, so that it will work efficiently and correctly. A garage door opener has the potential to make your everyday life more...
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