Radiator/washing machine in conservatory

16 Feb 2023
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United Kingdom
Hi, we want to replace our old and dilapidated lean-to with a new consevatory. The existing lean to has our washing machine plumbed in - plumbing has been there since before we moved in. I'm now learning that that isn't okay in the eyes of building regs. So, I understand that if we build a new conservatory and want to keep the washing machine in there, it won't be exempt from building regs. What does that mean exactly? Is it possible to have a washing machine plumbed into a conservatory if we pay for building regs inspection? Or will building regs never sign off having a washing machine in a conservatory? We're also wanting to plumb in a radiator and the same questions apply- would this ever be signed off by building regs? If so, what would building regs be looking for to sign this off as okay? Thanks for any help.
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Because we need the space and cant afford a full extension. The current lean to is constantly leaking and, as you say, is unusable 363 days of the year. The new conservatory would have bifold doors and a insulated roof (and hopefully a radiator) so we might squeeze a few more days use put of it. Any thoughts on building regs?

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