A19 Garage Conversions
6 Arundel Walk, Wingate, TS28 5LJ
01429 837 256

Do I require planning permission for my garage conversion?

Over 75% of the garage conversions we have completed did not require local authority planning permission. We will confirm the position with your local Planning Authority on acceptance. Most garage conversions do not attract an application fee but if they do it is normally between £135-£250.

Do I require building regulations for my garage conversion?

Even where Planning Permission is not required, it is a legal requirement that, Building Regulations must be adhered to.

Sometimes Building Regulations for a Garage Conversion can be avoided where the garage is under 30 metres squared. This reduces costs where budgets are tight and the customer signs a legal disclaimer accepting a lesser standard.

Not getting a Buildings Regulations Certificate will certainly lead to problems selling your property and could even lead to the Council making you change it back!

We do not recommend this course of action.

A19 Garage Conversions deal with Building Control Officers every day and will deal with all aspects of Local Authority Regulations on your behalf.

How long will my garage conversion take?

A single sized garage conversion with no plumbing works and no complications has a target completion of 7 working days but are often completed in 5 working days

How much will my garage conversion cost?

Every job is different but for a single integrated garage conversion, within approx 25 miles of Sunderland, where the core tasks are required we start from under £6000.

For example a playroom or dining room would include:

*Garage door removed and replaced with brickwork and a window
*New floor is added
*Garage walls and ceiling fully insulated
*Internal door leading into house
*Walls fully boarded out and skimmed
*4 double electric sockets, a ceiling light and switch to main fuse board
*Radiator connected to existing system
*Skirting boards and back moulds fitted to finish

Extra sockets for an office, plumbing for a toilet, ceramic floor tiles or extra venting or heating would be considered extras.