Fast and economical garage conversions patented in the UK
A Newcastle architect has patented a ‘quick and cheap’ system for converting parking garages into bungalows.
The Husk concept has been developed by Russell Edwards, who also runs Newcastle architectural practice Edwards Architecture.
Husk’s patented system of inserts a living space inside an old parking garage. It retains the single skin brickwork and concrete floor of the original garage. The roof is lifted off and the modular living space, built off-site, is lowered into place.
Because they are created around existing garage structures, the properties are classed as refurbishments, which makes planning easier.
Husk says that it is working with several social housing providers to bring forward schemes using its method. It says that several sites, including a project in Peterborough in County Durham, are already under development and more are expected to come on stream soon.