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Conservatory Building Regulations Advise

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Building Regulations Advise

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Conservatories are normally exempt from building regulations when:

1. They are built at ground level and are less than 30 square metres in floor area

2. Quantity of glazing to walls and translucent material to roofs which was defined before has been altered - so will need to be confirmed by your local authority if you require accurate guidance.

3. The conservatory is seperated from the house by external quality door(s). Glazing and any fixed electrical installations comply with the applicable building regulations requirements (see below).

4. The Heating for the conservatory is still expected to be independant of the house heating system.

You are advised not to construct conservatories where they will restrict ladder access to windows serving rooms in roof or loft conversions, particularly if any of the windows are intended to help escape or rescue if there is a fire.

Any new structural opening between the conservatory and the existing house will require building regulations approval, even if the conservatory itself is an exempt structure.

This is provided as a general guide and it is important to check with your local authority building control department if you are not sure about your conservatory project requirements, before your building work begins.