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Construction of a garage attached to an existing home will normally require Building Regulations approval.

The construction of an attached carport (open on at least two sides) would not normally require approval if it has a floor area of no more than 30 square metres (except in respect of electrical installations).

The construction of a detached garage would not normally require approval (except in respect of electrical installations), if:

- the floor area is no more than 15 square metres; or
- the floor area is between 15 and 30 square metres and the garage is at least one metre from any boundary, or is constructed from substantially non-combustible materials.

Converting any garage into habitable use will normally require Building Regulations approval.

Learn more about building a garage on the Planning Portal.

Learn about garage conversions on the Planning Portal.

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