Do I need Planning Permission and/or Building Regulations for my Garage conversion?

Planning Permission

Under new regulations that came into effect from 1 October 2008 the permitted development regime covering garage conversions changed and planning permission is not usually required, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building, for more information please click here to go to the governments planning portal website.

Sometimes permitted development rights have been removed from some properties with regard to garage conversions and therefore you should contact your local planning authority before proceeding, particularly if you live on a new housing development or in a conservation area.

Building Control

The conversion of a garage, or part of a garage, into habitable space will normally require approval under the Building Regulations, for more information please click here to go to the governments planning portal website.  We have a long standing relationship with a local building control company and include building regulations in all of quotations for garage conversions.

If you are in Nottingham, Derby, Newark, Mansfield or surrounding areas, please call us, we are here to help.