Garage compartmentation

Provision of information

Your warranty surveyor may require written confirmation from the Building Control body clearly stating they are satisfied the compartmentation between the garage buildings has met the requirements of the Building Regulations

Warranty requirements

All garages constructed with the dwelling will be covered under our warranty requirements, even those that may be classed as exempt under Building Regulations.

Garages must meet the requirements of Section 19 of our Technical Manual as well as meeting any Building Regulations requirements.


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This technical document provides additional guidance relating to how the Functional Requirements in the Technical Manual may be satisfied for compartmentation where a garage building is divided into more than one ownership.

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Every care was taken to ensure information in this article was correct at the time of writing. Guidance provided does not replace the reader’s professional judgement and any construction project should comply with the relevant building regulations or applicable technical standards. For the most up to date LABC Warranty technical guidance please refer to your risk management surveyor and the latest version of the LABC Warranty Technical Manual.

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