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Building regs for office conversion to 2 flats

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  • Building regs for office conversion to 2 flats

    Just wanted to know if any one had some advice for me.
    I just purchased a property at auction that has planning consent for conversion to 2 flats. I understand i need to follow certain regs with regards to sound and fire insulation.

    I wanted to know is it possible to add sufficient sound and fire proofing without a new ceiling being added, i.e can you lift the floor boards upstairs and add insulation that way. Also it has been mentioned to me that new building regs state you need damp proofing on all exterior walls. Does any one have experience of this and have a idea on cost and method.

    Also the ground floor does not have any access to the stairs for flat2 which i understand will cut down on fire regs,any advice on this would be great.
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