I am working on a 3 bed semi and have had to call in building control
due to the relocation of a bathroom and a couple of other items. The
problem is that there are a couple of items raised by building control
that I was not aware applied to a house - I thought they just applied
to flats - I could of course be wrong!
1. They want sound insulation in the ceiling between the ground and
2. They are demanding 12.5mm plasterboard ceilings throughout with a
3mm skim as they consider anything less will not provide 30 mins fire
resistance. This scuppers my plans of not having to have the ceilings
skimmed and there is no way I can lift and fix 15mm plasterboard!
Can anyone advise if the above points are mandantory in a 3 bed semi
or is it possible I/they have lost something in translation?
Thanks in advance
- posted 12 years ago