Is building regulations approval needed for a garage conversion?
The conversion of a garage, or part of a garage, into habitable space will normally require approval under the Building Regulations.
General guidance on the performance expected of materials and building work in order to comply with the building regulations and practical examples and solutions on how to achieve compliance for some of the more common building situations can be found in the approved documents section.
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The following pages give an indication of some of the elements normally required to satisfy the requirements of the Regulations when converting a garage.
These common work sections give an indication of several other elements normally required to satisfy the requirements of the Regulations when converting a garage:
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