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.

When you are building new kitchens or bathrooms in rooms where they weren’t before, you will most likely need building regulations approval on the work carried out. This is to ensure that you will comply with the norms with regards to fire safety, electrical, drainage, structural stability, ventilation, and others.

This also may apply when you are doing electrical or drainage work to an existing kitchen, you may still need an approval for this kind of work.

When doing simple furniture and fittings changes to your existing bathroom and kitchen, it is most likely you won’t need any approval for these.