Any advice on integral garage conversions?

i’m told as its leasehold the ground management company will want an architects plan, is this right? Won’t need planning permission but was told I have to inform the build regulator so he can come along to see its screeded and has sufficient damp proofing in the walls, floor etc etc.

Is this about right?

I know nothing about the actual subject of this post so, therefore, I felt free to chime right in.

My initial reaction to this subject is that if you don’t like the way it turns out just take the derivative to get things nearly back to the way they were.

I should add, however, that if someone has useful information do not let me derrail this thread.


Your post took more effort in thinking of a witting script (it is a lovely post by the way), the knack is to make it appear effortless and easy.

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Not quite the same but we had a cellar conversion and we had to provide plans and comply with building regs etc.

  1. Ensure that any cars are removed from integral garage before any conversion. I think you’d definitely be covered by a SORN, but your new conservatory or whatever will be overpowered by that tricked out Maestro you kept from the 1980s.

  2. Consider future house price value. For example, many people don’t like it when you put a bedroom downstairs, especially if it hasn’t got an ensuite. Also, consider the flow of the house, heating costs, etc. All of that will factor

  3. The house should look like there was never a garage there afterwards. Take all your spanners and pornography off the walls, remove all the stuff you’ve slung in there for several years, and make sure that the new wall is correct, front and back.

  4. Assuming you followed step 1, ensure you have enough space for your vehicles.