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Building Regulations – Electrical, Fire, Safety & Security Regulations

Building Regulations For Garden Buildings & Extensions

Myndstone are builders in Shrewsbury who take care of all regulations, standards and requirements which are applicable when building garden rooms and house extensions in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Mid Wales and West Midlands

From sustainability, planning, security, ventilation, fire, sanitation, and disabled access to carbon emissions, mains electricity connections and water and drainage management.

If you’re planning property renovation, barn conversion or kitchen extension or have any questions about our garden office or house extension costs, quotes, prices, estimates, please don’t hesitate to call us on 01743 461471 or 07813 333374.

 Garden Building Regulations & Standards

Garden rooms are a popular way to add extra space to your home. However, it is important to ensure that you comply with the relevant building regulations. Building regulations are in place to ensure that all house extensions and garden buildings are safe, energy-efficient, and built to the highest standard.

According to the UK Planning Portal, garden rooms under 15 square meters and without sleeping accommodation typically do not require building regulations approval. Similarly, garden rooms ranging from 15 to 30 square meters without sleeping arrangements might not require approval if they meet specific criteria, such as maintaining distance from boundaries or employing non-combustible materials.

If you plan to sleep in your garden room, you will need to choose a design that complies with building regulations. Not many garden room ranges comply with the building regulation rules for sleeping accommodation as standard, but Myndstone can tailor the specification to your requirements.

Q: How long does the planning application process usually take?

The planning process typically takes 8-12 weeks. Our designers and architects will work with you to design your bespoke building and draw up plans. We will handle the submission of these drawings for the planning application on your behalf, making the process smooth and efficient. Any requests for minor adjustments from local authorities will be communicated to you promptly, and we will act swiftly on any necessary resubmissions.

Q: How does Myndstone comply with Local Authority Building Control (LABC)?

Once planning is approved, our architects create detailed plans for submission to your Local Authority Building Control (LABC). This initiates a positive regulatory process designed to protect you as the consumer. Our expert communication with external agencies ensures swift inspections and smooth construction, avoiding unnecessary delays.

Q: How does Myndstone adhere to Construction (Design & Management) Regulation 2015?

CDM is a comprehensive regulation that covers every aspect of our performance while working on your project. We assume the role of principal designer and contractor unless otherwise instructed by you. We work closely with you and our teams on-site, conducting risk assessments and managing health and safety during construction to ensure a safe and successful project.

 Garden Building Energy, Fire & Safety Regulations

Q: How do Myndstone ensure energy efficiency regulations and carbon emissions compliance?

Energy efficiency regulations have evolved in recent years, and our SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels) construction minimizes cold bridging, surpassing energy-related regulations. We use the Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) software to ensure our designs comply with carbon emissions and Part L, which pertains to the conservation of fuel and power.

Q: How does Myndstone address fire regulations?

Fire regulation (Part B) is of paramount importance, especially for public buildings. We closely liaise with local fire inspectors and ensure timely access to the site for the installation of specialized fire safety equipment such as detectors and sprinklers. The design phase also includes detailed plans for safe means of escape and appropriate use of fire-retardant materials.

Q: What safety and security features are incorporated into Myndstone designs?

We prioritize safety and security, especially when buildings are used by children. Our attention to detail includes the installation of features like hinge protectors on doors and windows, laminated safety glass, soft impact, and non-slip floorings, as well as damage-resistant light fittings and other innovative enhancements.

Garden Building Regulations Costs, Prices & Fees

We are happy to advise on and residential or commercial building renovations, conversions or extensions in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Cheshire, Mid Wales and West Midlands

To discuss building regulations and legal fees or any other costs, prices, estimates and quotes for your garden room, spa, studio or garden office, contact us using the form below or call us on 01743 461471 or 07813 333374.

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