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External walls

Building Regulations: Decoration and renovation

Re-decorating the surface of an existing wall would not normally require approval. 


Renovation

External walls are considered to be thermal elements (defined in the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended)1.

It is likely that a renovation of a thermal element will trigger a requirement to upgrade the thermal insulation of that element at the same time.



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    1. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/2214

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