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Potential for granny annex?

Garage potential for granny annex?

Asked on Apr 19 2012, Home Improvement in Rugby | Report content

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  • If you are looking to convert a garage into a granny annex? Contact your local planning department. You will most likely require planning permission and will most certainly require building regulations approval.

    Answered on Apr 19 2012, Report content
  • There’s always the potential, but often it costs more than people expect. Whether the garage is integral or detached, the insulation won’t come up to the levels required for living accomodiation so you’ll have to do that as well as adding heating and changes to electrics. Also, the floor in a garage isn’t flat, it slopes out (to allow spills to run away from the house) and the floor level will be dropped from that of the main house. That can be an advantage if you want to add insulation at floor level, but leveling it can take some effort if you want some kind of solid floor. You’ll also need some kind of support (beam/footing) across where the garage door is to support the wall (and window?) you’ll want to put in. On some modern estates in areas with limited parking, you can find there are covenants restricting garage conversions. Easiest thing is to look around the neighbours and see if anyone else has done it...

    Answered on Apr 19 2012, Report content

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