building regulations

  1. A

    New Ensuite - Regs and Sloped Ceiling

    We are currently planning and designing a new en-suite in our master bedroom. This is an entirely new room as there is no ensuite already. The ceiling along the back, longest wall is sloped with the lowest point being around 5ft. Is there any regulations regarding minimum height/headspace...
  2. A

    Removing the wall around protected stairway, 3-storey house

    Hello all, New to this forum, hopefully I can contribute in due course! Got a fire regs question if anyone in the know can please advise? Haven’t bought the house (yet) so am not getting designs and submitting building regs approval. I'm keen to get a feel for what could be done. The goal...
  3. J

    Outbuilding 2.8m tall near boundary

    Hi, I am in Essex and I would like to build an outbuilding 4.9m x 2.7 meters (approx 13sqm) and 2.8m tall near the neighbour boundary. I would need planning permission because it is above the 2.5m tall permitted development limit. Would I need building regulations approval as well? According to...
  4. M

    Building Regulations in Scotland

    I drew up my own drawings for planning permission and got them approved. I'm about 70% of the way through drawing up the building regulations drawings but will like a structural engineer to review and approve before the drawings before i submit. It's a relatively straight forward 2 storey side...
  5. P

    Does our detached garage conversion need building regulations?

    Hi all, As the title suggests, we're looking to have some work done on our 17m2 garage. It's detached, at the end of our garden, and currently just stone inside with three windows, a side door, a garage door, and an asbestos roof. We've got someone lined up to safely remove and replace the...
  6. P

    Does our detached garage conversion need building regulations?

    Hi all, As the title suggests, we're looking to have some work done on our 17m2 garage. It's detached, at the end of our garden, and currently just stone inside with three windows, a side door, a garage door, and an asbestos roof. We've got someone lined up to safely remove and replace the...
  7. A

    Garden Outbuilding - building regs?

    I'm considering building a garden room / outbuilding down the bottom of the garden. I'm no builder but I'm toying with the idea of using a SIPs garden room kit as an insulated brick one is expensive. I've seen 6m x 3m design from supersips that we like, it's going to be located within 1m of the...
  8. J

    Thermal render on old cavity wall house.

    Hello. My house needs re-rendering and I understand that now under building regs it need to be thermally improved. However the house was built in 1914 and has a narrow cavity wall. The cavity doesnt exist everywhere either. In some places the walls have virtually no cavity and the wall in the...
  9. Marcin Kaluza

    Garage improvement project

    Hi All, I am in a bit of a pickle and would appreciate some advice. I have an "attached" double garage which I would like to make more habitable as I tend to spend a lot of time tinkering with motorcycles. I intend to tile the floor, install some insulated plasterboard to external walls, add a...
  10. L

    Retrospective planning enforcement/building regulations

    Hi, I have recently made a complaint about our neighbours extension. The extension is built right up to our fence and outwards to what appears to be outside of planning rules. The building is constructed with what could possibly be inappropriate materials. The roof is corrugated plastic...
  11. D

    Justification for steel beam on half brick wall

    We recently started our loft conversion in a terraced house. The contractor followed the plans based on a calculation that was provided by a structural engineer. The work progressed to a level that three steam beams were put in place and by this time we heard back from the council building...
  12. C

    Landing & door regs for the first floor door (double story extension)

    i can greatly appreciate some advice. I’m building double story extension and architect told me I need hallway on the first floor which is about half the width of the room. (I’ve attached current design, pls see yellow circled area.) 1) what is the min requirements for building reg for the...
  13. B

    Distance of doors from landing

    Good morning, I have moved a bathroom wall to enlarge the bathroom. Previously the door was swinging outside and there was a small area in front of it. I have moved the wall bringing it closer to the staircase that is coming from the ground floor but with the door swinging inwards now. My friend...
  14. N

    Example plans for application for warrant for bathroom

    Hi all, Has anyone here successfully applied for a building warrant for converting a room upstairs into a bathroom? Would you be willing to share the plans you submitted? I'd like to avoid paying an architect/designer if possible but in order to make sure I'm not biting off more than I can chew...
  15. L

    External timber partition within existing opening

    I have got planning permission to divide one larger room into two with a timber partition wall ending in the external large existing sliding doors opening (with concrete lintel above). I am struggling to find any construction details for an external timber pier for this dividing wall between...
  16. A

    Bricking up an external door?

    Hi Folks, I could do with drawing in the general wisdom please. We are about to take on a full refurb of a semi and there is an external door in the kitchen that we would like to remove / brick up, to make better use of the space for the new kitchen. What are the restrictions on removing an...
  17. C

    Retrospective building regs for wall

    Hi there, grateful for some advice on this query. We purchased our house in 2016, with a little conservatory on the back. Apparently this was built before previous owners bought in 2007, and no building regs in place so We purchased indemnity insurance instead in order to get mortgage agreed...
  18. Radders_23

    Internal wall removal with indemnity policy on another part of the house

    Hi all, We are currently in the process of buying a house that has an indemnity policy for planning permission and building regulations for the front porch and also the extension. However, we are now also considering internal walls that we want to knock down such as that containing the airing...
  19. ConfusedBuilder

    Building near a sewer in 1998

    We have had some issues with our neighbour during our planning application (we tried everything to get them on side). Long story, short, we have approval but we know they are going to cause trouble with the Part Wall Agreement (they already signed up to a Surveyor) so we are looking at ways of...
  20. P

    Wall 100mm or less - no trunking, against building regs or ok?

    Hi, I recently had a rewire done by a niceic approved electrician. Trunking was used in 99% of places except behind a plasterboarded wall. This only came to light when I went to have a cat 5 cable fitted (hole shown on top of double socket). Here's a pic, I've circled the untrunked cables in...
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