Building Regulations

Building regulations for garage conversions

Garage conversions require a building regulation application i.e. a Full Plans application or Building Notice submission, where the intention is to provide:

  • An extra bedroom
  • A bathroom or en-suite
  • A playroom
  • A study/office
  • Kitchen/dining extension

NB: A professional garage conversion company like ourselves will make all applications on your behalf – however, if you have any doubts about either the planning or building regulation process you should contact the building control department at your local council.

Other approvals:

Electrical installations need to be either installed by a Registered Part P Electrical Installer or inspected and tested by a building control body (for which an additional charge is payable).

Why inform the building control service at your local council?

Building control will help achieve the construction standards set out in the Building Regulations. Future sales of properties where work has been completed without building regulation approval can be difficult.

It should be noted that garage conversions can be quite complex building work.

Besides building regulations there may be a need for structural alterations that will require the services of an engineer.

In all aspects of such a conversion there should also be awareness of the health and safety aspects affecting building occupiers. Those considerations make it important to find a competent builder with a good work history and one where references can be provided.

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