Is it necessary to get planning approval for a garage conversion?
Most garage conversions in Scotland do not need planning approval since they do not involve the construction of a new building.
However, before beginning any construction work, you should always consult with your local government’s planning department. Please
note that planning approval is not the same as a building warrant/building standards; it is concerned only with the location, appearance,
and function of the structure, as well as its impact on the environment (see below).
Is a building warrant required when converting a garage?
Yes. The Building (Scotland) Regulations 2004 exist to ensure that building works are designed and constructed to national standards
(e.g., in areas such as structural safety, drainage, light and ventilation), and it is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that a
building warrant has been obtained from their local authority’s Building Standards Service (which can usually be done online) prior to
starting work. We can assist and advise you on how to get a construction warrant from your local council here at Luke Lloyd Builders. This
is a crucial legal need for any garage conversion to guarantee complete legal compliance ” it takes around a month to acquire and is fee-
Ready to arrange your garage conversion in Glasgow, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire or Lanarkshire? Contact Luke Lloyd Builders to get your project underway