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 a building regulations is needed and in some it is not required. They are generally required when the bathroom or kitchen is going to be made in a room where it wasn’t before. This is to ensure the room will have the adequate stability and fire safety, as well as ventilation and drainage. When you are remodeling an existing kitchen or bathroom, an approval isn’t usually necessary unless you need to do work on the electric or drainage systems.