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Dry/stud wall and building regulations?

Are there any dry/stud wall and building regulations online? A quick search did not find any.

I need to know minimum thickness, fire regulations with regard to materials, etc.
I'm using materials designed for stud walls so should be okay.

In case people ask, this is replacing a wall that used to exist.
It won't have a door, only a door sized opening.
It has it's own windows, with emergency exit to outside without requiring a ladder. The other 'room' also has windows and a door.
It's going exactly where a wall used to be so structurally should be okay.

The old owners took the wall out to make one stupidly-shaped room that just doesn't work (I think they realised this too as they hung a curtain across the room sometime after taking the wall down.

Additionally, has anyone built a stud wall here and want to share their experiences, especially if they built the wall on top of a floor with underfloor-heating with an unrecorded layout.

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Old 16.05.2019, 10:14
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Are there any dry/stud wall and building regulations online? A quick search did not find any.

I need to know minimum thickness, fire regulations with regard to materials, etc.
I'm using materials designed for stud walls so should be okay.

In case people ask, this is replacing a wall that used to exist.
It won't have a door, only a door sized opening.
It has it's own windows, with emergency exit to outside without requiring a ladder. The other 'room' also has windows and a door.
It's going exactly where a wall used to be so structurally should be okay.

The old owners took the wall out to make one stupidly-shaped room that just doesn't work (I think they realised this too as they hung a curtain across the room sometime after taking the wall down.

Additionally, has anyone built a stud wall here and want to share their experiences, especially if they built the wall on top of a floor with underfloor-heating with an unrecorded layout.

Thanks
Can't help at all with regulations ..

But when i suspected my underfloor heating was not working, I bought FLiR camera attachment for my iPhone . It showed my that the heating was working, just not very warm. But was surprisingly detailed too, I could follow the pipes from room to room. every bend was totally visible.
It's not millimeter accurate obviously because the heat spreads.. But could be a cheap option to get the general layout.
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Can't help at all with regulations ..

But when i suspected my underfloor heating was not working, I bought FLiR camera attachment for my iPhone . It showed my that the heating was working, just not very warm. But was surprisingly detailed too, I could follow the pipes from room to room. every bend was totally visible.
It's not millimeter accurate obviously because the heat spreads.. But could be a cheap option to get the general layout.
Not nearly accurate enough - and if a mistake were made - it could be very costly!
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Re: Dry/stud wall and building regulations?

I still haven't found any regulations so I'll ask a question here as I'm only in a planning stage and can double check later.

Does anyone know if electrical cables within a wooden-framed stud wall need to be in conduit (PVC or otherwise) or can I just run them (straight) through holes along, and in the centre of the frame?
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Can't help at all with regulations ..

But when i suspected my underfloor heating was not working, I bought FLiR camera attachment for my iPhone . It showed my that the heating was working, just not very warm. But was surprisingly detailed too, I could follow the pipes from room to room. every bend was totally visible.
It's not millimeter accurate obviously because the heat spreads.. But could be a cheap option to get the general layout.
John how did you find the FliR camera ? Did you buy the pro model or the normal one ? Im interested in finding out where heat is escaping in our house and am considering this.
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Re: Dry/stud wall and building regulations?

The regulation for wiring is probably "Has to be done by a qualified electrician", but i never checked when doing a similar project.

I used the flexible blue conduit when building a stud wall, but i had the metal studs (very easy to use). If anything, using this means it is a lot easier to pull through wires should you find any issue once the plasterboard is up.
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Re: Dry/stud wall and building regulations?

The dry wall it the best to be done with a metal construction ,because its much easier to be installed ,quicker and in the metal parts there are already a holes prepared for FLEX ROHR ( blue pipes ) where the cables are going thru .


And yes all the cables have to into a pipe ,that is the regulation for safety .
if you have to change the position of the cables you are not allowed to make joints in side the pipes . Thats mean if you would like to extend then you will have to rewire all the cables .

Hope that was helpful .

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