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Frequently Asked Questions

What will the cost be for the garage conversion plans? 

Planning Permission Design: From £149.00
(may not be required).

Building Regulations Design:
From £149.00.

We provide a free site visit to quote the design works at your property.

Why are your fees considerably less than traditional Architects practices?

Traditional architects can charge £1500+ to design a garage conversion. At garage conversion plans our fixed fees start at £149.00. We keep our overheads as low as possible and pass the cost savings over in our design fees.

What areas do you cover?

We cover all the UK with our garage conversion design services.
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Do you guarantee a building regulations approval?

Yes. We have designed thousands of garage conversions all over the UK. We often work for specialist garage conversion companies when they need a set of plans and council approvals.

How long do the approvals from the Local Authority take to be processed?

Planning permission for a garage conversion generally takes around 8 weeks from submission (if required). 

building regulations application for a garage conversion takes around 3 weeks.

Do you apply to the Local Authority for building regulations approval?

Yes. The forms are quite complicated and a mistake can cost weeks of delays. We fill out all forms and act as your agent. We submit all of our applications using the Government's submit-a-plan web site. This saves postage time, as the application is with the council the same day.

Do your fees include the local authority planning permission and building regulations fees?

Planning Permission Fee:
£206 (As of January 1st 2021).
(May not be required)

Building Regulations Fee
Between £160 - £200 dependant on Local Authority.

The Planning Permission and Building Regulations fee is payable to the local authority and is paid by the homeowner directly to the local authority.

How do I get a quote for my garage conversion plans? 

You can get a quote here:
We are happy to call to your property to take a look at your proposal and give you a quote for our design works.

What happens if the council want our garage conversion amending, and do you charge for this?

Amendments of plans are always free of charge using our service. If you need you plans amending then just drop us an email or call explaining the change and we will amended the plans.

How many sets of plans will I get?

We provide you with 4 sets of A1 paper plans. We also send you a copy of the plans in PDF format by email, should you wish to print your own additional copies. 

How detailed are your drawings?

Examples of our garage conversion drawings can be found here.

Our drawings are extremely detailed and fully annotated. All of our work is produced in the UK by qualified staff. Typically a set of drawings will include existing and proposed plans and elevations. Our drawings are far more detailed than actually required for planning permission and building regulations approvals. All of our drawings are computer generated using the latest AutoCAD software. Samples of our drawings are available for viewing on this web site.

What other services do you provide?

We also design external garages, domestic extensions, loft conversions, porches and conservatories for planning permission and building regulations submissions to you local authority.

If you have a question that you would like us to answer please use the contact us link, and I will post them to this page.

Do you charge any differently for a single or double garage?

No. The amount of design work and council application work will be the same. We don't charge any differently if your garage is a single or double.

Can I start building my garage conversion before obtaining building regulations approval?

We recommend that you obtain a building regulations approval before your builder starts the works. This covers you and your builder, so they know the plans have been approved by the Local Authority and the works can then take place.

Do you have any general advice about a garage conversion?

We would recommend that you stay away from building notice applications, this is where a builder constructs your garage conversion without a set of approved building plans.

Builders sometimes tell homeowners that a set of plans is not required and this will only delay the construction process. 

A set of approved building plans will resolve any issues before a garage conversion is even started. It's nice for a homeowner to see what can be achieved with their garage conversion before it's even built.

Building Regulations

Free quote at your property

We provide a free quote for our design work at your property.

High quality Building Regulations plans designed using AutoCAD

Easy to use plans for your builder to work from.

We deal with all aspects of the Building Regulations

We've dealt with over 2000+ garage conversion Building Regulations Applications.


We use Submit-a-plan to instantly submit your Building Regulations Application.
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Garage Conversion Design

We cover the whole of the U.K. with our design services. 

Please contact us to get a quote. 
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