Converting Detached Garage To ? Annexe
Posted 21 January 2014 - 05:44 PM
Our large single garage (nearly a double) is over 5 metres from the house & was converted to a games room about 9 years ago.
We would like to convert it into small habitable annexe for my son & his partner.
However, should they ever manage to move on we would then like to rent it out.
Currently flat roof but want to heighten at one end for mezzanine level. Have (free!!) plans done by an architect
Where do I start? Apart from watching George Clarke.....
Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:36 PM
So first step would probably be to get your architect to do some exterior sketches/elevation drawings and see what the planners say about the change of use.
They may have concerns if the building will be a totally self contained dwelling capable of being sold or rented out separately, or if there are parking/traffic issues. Less concerned if the occupants share use of the kitchen in the house or similar. Try for the former and have the latter as a fall back?
Edited by temp, 21 January 2014 - 06:42 PM.
Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:37 PM
(In fact it came whilst my back was turned.)
Edited by joiner, 21 January 2014 - 06:37 PM.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 09:38 AM
Have lots of other questions but I will look more closely this site today.
To reduce costs I would like to try & use the existing single skin brick garage,
1. Where can I find how deep existing foundations need to be (clay)
2. can this be clad (wood) on the outside rather than insulating on the inside?
Edited by bravedave, 22 January 2014 - 09:38 AM.
Posted 22 January 2014 - 01:07 PM
One thing to watch is if the garage has a DPC. It should do, but that's no guarantee that it does have one. It's something that can be remedied, so not a major issue.
Posted 22 February 2016 - 06:15 PM
I note that the annexe/garage conversion maximum height measurements are to be made from the immediate external ground adjacent to the walls. Do this mean that if I dig below the external ground level that is allowed as a permitted development seeing that we are to put in a mezzanine floor for the sleeping quarters that is open to the ground floor so not strictly adding a second storey which requires planning permission?
Hope someone can answer this without me going to the Council!