Wednesday 13 June 2018

Ask our Architect: Do we need planning permission to turn our garage into a house?

Query: We built our house in the country in 2006 and also built a garage to the same spec as the house with plumbing and electrics. My son now needs to live in it. Do we need planning permission or what should we do, as it is already kitted out with kitchen and bathroom?
Answer: When considering the construction of any building, the two main areas for statutory compliance are planning and building regulations, with the former posing the greater challenge in this instance. The response to what may seem like a straightforward question is very much dependant on the specific details of the situation.

Reads the full article @ The Irish Independent

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