Double garage conversion-internal wall??

Postby gmac00 » Tue May 08, 2007 12:59 pm


I am in the process of getting one half of my double garage converted into a family room. Drawings where completed, planning permission granted quickly and the builders are starting on the job. They have partitioned of the two garages with a timber frame and chipboard and will insulate the put plasterboard on and plaster. My question is…………….do they normally not brick up the gap between the garage and the new room or is it always just plasterboard and timber??? My wife is cracking up about not having a wall separating the two area's. I know I should have checked the drawings more carefully!!!

Can anybody shed any light on this for me?




Sorry for not being too technical I am not that good when it comes to stuff like this ;-)
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Postby thedoctor3 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:13 pm

Hi Graham, Fire regulations would insist that the partition between the garage and living accomadation was constructed in a fireproof material. Usuarly block or brick but timber frame is OK provided the cladding complies with fire retarding specifications. Better check this out. PS. The door would also have to comply.
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Postby gmac00 » Tue May 08, 2007 1:34 pm

Thanks for the quick response. I will check with the builder.
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