I have applied for planning permission to convert my outhouse to a small dog grooming unit. This permission is required for any conversion where there is a change of use to a business within a residential area. I didn't appreciate the paperwork needed at this early stage as you also need a Building Warrant and possibly a certificate from the Licensing Board. You then need to consider H&S aspects and environmental regulations for dealing with animals. All this for an outhouse that will have no structural change & already has electricity. All I want to do is check the electrics are to regulation standard then add a bath & table but I still need to get all the certification before I can even start dreaming. Can anyone who has carried out similar changes provide advice before I panic and back out at the first hurdle. Also, because of the warrants required for building, I was looking at other options that meant I would not need a plumber to install a bath. I know hydrobaths are an option in these circumstances but would be more expensive than getting a plumber to add a standard stainless steel bath. Are there any other baths that operate similar to hydrobaths where no plumbing is needed but at a lesser cost?