Kitchen Building Regulations

Work to refit a kitchen or bathroom with new units and fittings does not generally require building regulations approval, although drainage or electrical works that form part of the refit may require approval under the building regulations.

If a bathroom or kitchen is to be provided in a room where there wasn’t one before, building regulations approval is likely to be required to ensure that the room will have adequate ventilation and drainage, and meet requirements in respect of structural stability, electrical and fire safety.

In some situations you will require an approval when doing work on kitchens and bathrooms. When refitting kitchen and bathroom furniture and fittings, you will most likely need any approval. But, in case the work involves electrical or drainage work then it may be necessary to obtain a building regulations approval.

Also, in case the kitchen or bathroom will be in a room where there weren’t before, it is mostly likely you will need to obtain an approval to ensure the work you are going to carry out will respect the structural, electrical and fire safety requirements, as well as others.