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Garage Conversons FAQ

In many cases the conversion of a garage to living accommodation does not require planning permission and will be regarded as “Permitted Development”. … In these circumstances Planning Permission will be required before you can carry out a garage conversion.

If you have off-road parking and depending on where you live, you may find converting a garage can significantly increase your home’s value. If your garage is attached to your house, you should be able to convert it into another room for between £10,000 and £20,000.

Planning permission is not usually required to convert your garage into additional living space for your home, providing the work is internal and does not involve enlarging the building. … A condition attached to a planning permission may also require that the garage remain as a parking space.

When compared to building an average extension, a garage conversion is the obvious choice. For example, a brand new three by four metre extension could cost upwards of £13,000. A standard garage conversion, however, should cost between £4,995 and £7,000.

A garage conversion doesn’t always need planning permission as it often falls under ‘permitted development’. … Converting a garage will always need a building regulations application.

A single-car garage conversion can take anywhere from one week to one month depending on the scale and scope of the conversion.

Illegal Garage Conversions. … An illegal garage conversion occurs when a property owner or tenants alters or modifies their garage for living purposes without obtaining the proper approvals or permits from the City.