Converting an existing garage into a living area is a great way to free up some valuable space in your home. With house prices continuing to rise, combined with the high cost of moving, buying a new home is very expensive.Over 500 completed projects and counting in architectural services
Converting an existing garage into a living area is a great way to free up some valuable space in your home. With house prices continuing to rise, combined with the high cost of moving, buying a new home is very expensive.
There are a number of benefits in choosing a garage conversion as a way to extend your home, the main one being that it’s fairly cheap to do. If you’re lucky and have a double garage, you can even convert half the space, keeping somewhere to park your car but still benefiting from a new room.
Garage Conversion Drawings / Permitted Development Drawings
Thinking of converting your garage to create an extra room but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. At Pro Arkitects – Design & Build Experts, our Architectural Design team will help you refine your garage conversion ideas and produce designs that show what your new space will look like. Our team will produce a detailed package of Architectural drawings showing you the future floor plans and elevations of your property after your garage conversion has been completed. These drawings include both your existing and proposed property and meet the requirements of the local authorities, and therefore can be used for the purposes of submitting as part of your planning application, however it is likely that you will not require full planning permission as the garage conversion may fall within your lawful development rights.
You can check the UK Government guide HERE to see if your garage conversion plans are likely to need Planning Permission. Even if your garage conversion is considered Permitted Development (ie. doesn’t need Planning Permission), it is still a good idea to get a Lawful Development Certificate. This is basically just written confirmation from your Local Authority that you can build without Extension Planning Permission and definitely aren’t breaking any rules! The Lawful Development Certificate will also come in handy when you eventually come to sell your home. The Lawful Development Certificate Application requires garage conversion drawings of the exact type you would normally use for a Planning Application.