I have a garage that is connected internally to my house. The garage is part of the same slab and same roof structure as the house and is already lined with plasterboard. There are no structural changes that would be required with this renovation.
I want to convert this into a bedroom with ensuite and robe. I've had a look through the BCA and by definition it would appear that a garage is a Class 10a structure and I would therefore require building approval. However, given that the garage is structurally connected to the house I don't understand practically why it wouldn't just be a Class 1 structure, therefore the work wouldn't require building approval.
Can someone clarify this for me?