Who and how do I consult for planning permission?
Will my garage conversion need building regulations approval?
Yes, all garage conversions need building regulations approval or else the conversion is technically illegal. It is critical that you get a completion certificate once you do a conversion or else your local council can enforce a reversal of the work been done. This is why you must keep the completion certificate and our 10 years insurance backed guarantee, given to you when we complete your garage conversion, in a safe place. This certificate will show new owners that all work was done according to local building control and the insurance certificate will cover the conversion for the remainder of the insurance period.
Would I require planning permission for my garage conversion?
Only a few garage conversions would need planning permission if the permitted development rights have been removed. We will take care of this process on your behalf and do the applications, drawings and liasing with the planning department to get planning for your conversion. This process can take 6 – 8 weeks after the application has been accepted to complete planning. It is worth noting that we have never been refused planning to date...
How does Bespoke Garage Conversions deal with planning or building regulations?
Bespoke Garage Conversions are proud to have been awarded the Local Authority Building Control status by Derby City Council and can now offer all their customers a national approval. We received this status because all our conversions are approved by all local authorities in England and Wales and that saves time and money for all our customers.
We submit all drawings received nationwide through Derby City Council and they then forward it to the local council in your region, all our designs are already approved so the building inspector will just make sure that we convert your garage in accordance with the pre approved design.We will contact the local building inspector to inspect our progress, and on completion will forward the completion certificate to you along with our 10 year insurance backed guarantee.