Do I need planning permission to convert my garage to a kitchen, playroom or bedroom?


In most cases planning permission is not required and most garage conversions qualify as an exempt development defined under Section 4(1)(h) under the Planning & Development Act 2000.

However, the garage must firstly be attached to the dwelling house and already be planning complainant as a garage. The garage conversion cannot be used as a separate dwelling. The garage structure  will also need to be upgraded to comply with current building regulations.