I want to build an extension to my home, do Building Regulations apply?
Yes - but a porch or conservatory built at ground level and under 30m2 in floor area is exempt, provided that the glazing complies with the safety glazing requirements of the Building Regulations (Part K) and thermal separation from the main dwelling is maintained and the space has independent heating. You can speak to a Building Control Surveyor for further information on safety glazing etc.
It is advisable to ensure that a conservatory is not constructed so that it restricts ladder access to windows serving a room in the roof or a loft conversion, particularly if that window is needed as a means of emergency escape in case of fire.
Last updated: 08/09/2020 08:55:02