1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Detached Garage Coversion - Fire rated plasterboard

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by moomarine, 28 Mar 2019.

  1. moomarine

    moomarine

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Hi, Im looking to convert half of my detached garage into a study. I have confirmed with local Building Control and the Planning department that I do not require planning permission or building regs as it conforms with permitted development. Even so I want to build to regulations completely. Im happy with the procedure for insulating, ventilating, electrics and DPM for floor and walls but what im not sure about is Fire Regs in relation to partition between new room and garage space and the ceiling, do I need to use fire rated (pink) plasterboard or not? I imagine not for the ceiling as there is no room above due to it being a detached garage.
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    28,838
    Thanks Received:
    3,668
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    All plasterboard is fire resistant.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Tigercubrider

    Tigercubrider

    Joined:
    22 Jul 2016
    Messages:
    3,285
    Thanks Received:
    503
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    if there is a door into the garage then it probably needs to be a fire door with closer?
    You'd want to prevent any fire in the garage traveling along any exposed flammable material into the house.
     
  5. moomarine

    moomarine

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yer I plan to use a upvc firedoor with closer. In regards to the plasterboard I understand that standard plasterboard is fire resistant but wasn't sure if I was required to have 30 min plus in the garage?
     
  6. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    28,838
    Thanks Received:
    3,668
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    12.5mm plasterboard and skim gives 30 minutes, which is what is required.

    I didn't think that there was such a thing as a uPVC fire door. o_O
     
  7. Sponsored Links
  8. moomarine

    moomarine

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Ahh ok maybe it's a standard door then. Got a window and door guy coming to do it.
     
  9. A door between a house and attached garage needs to be half hour fire resisting self closing and there has to be a minimum step up of 100mm from the garage floor to the house ground floor level.
     
  10. charliegolf

    charliegolf

    Joined:
    7 Jan 2014
    Messages:
    920
    Thanks Received:
    58
    Location:
    West Glamorgan
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    The garage is detached.
     
  11. moomarine

    moomarine

    Joined:
    28 Mar 2019
    Messages:
    4
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Yer it's detached
     
  12. DIYnot Local

    DIYnot Local

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2019
    Country:
    United Kingdom

    If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

    Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


    Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

     
Sponsored Links
Loading...

Share This Page