garage conversion plans St Albans

St Albans Garage Conversion Plans & Designs

Understanding when and how a garage can be converted without planning permission is absolutely crucial. Likewise the engineering and the vision behind it.

You might think that if there's any doubt, the safest thing would be to apply for planning permission. But you'd be wrong!

One of our repeat clients, himself a seasoned builder, recently obtained a lawful development certificate from us for his own garage conversion. Just after he finished the work, it turned out that his property was exempt from the scheme. Were it not for the certificate we had obtained, he would have had to dismantle it. Planning permission would have almost certainly been refused.

Garage conversion plans for houses are generally lawful to build without planning permission - see our general list below.

Why not call us and check how the rules apply to your property. For no commitment, no fee - garage conversion plans in St Albans call 020 7205 4123. We're happy to help.

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Planning Permission For Your Garage Conversion

Planning permission is not normally required. However, permission is required where you extend or alter the garage roof space and it exceeds specified limits and conditions.


A garage conversion for your house is considered to be permitted development, not always requiring an application for planning permission.

Where does garage conversion planning permission apply?

Please note: The permitted development allowances apply to houses and not to:

  • Flats and maisonettes (view our guidance on flats and maisonettes)
  • Converted houses or houses created through the permitted development rights to change use (as detailed in our change of use section)
  • Other buildings
  • Areas where there may be a planning condition, Article 4 Direction or other restriction that limits permitted development rights.

Just Plans can help guide you through this process: for garage conversion plans in St Albans - call 020 7205 4123

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