Below is a copy of a letter that I received after I asked why I did not get my certificate. The documents that refer to are somewhere on the web site of the consuel, but the site has changed. An outside toilet would be allowed I suppose if you were to go to the lengths of putting in undergound cables and of course you would need proper plumbing, all rather costly.
I was referring to outside toilets that are not plumbed the one's used in the old days or the type with chemicals etc.
It would seem to depend where you live. We were unlucky to be chosen for inspection as they just take pot luck on these things. But because we have been in the Echo du Berry twice we are now in the spotlight even more so. If you manage to find the said documents you will find that it is quite clear that you must have passage between your toilet and another living area, a door is no longer acceptable.
Not only was I shocked at the requirements but also the consuel general of the Berry, our mayor and several other person. Because my argument was that they should only be interested in the safety aspect of an insulation and not if you want to pee outside or not have a bedroom etc.
It also makes no difference if you own a old property, because if it is a new installation then these rules apply. It would also seem that if you wish to sell your property that an inspection is now made to make sure you have all these things including foss etc. My friend who's husband has just died has been told that the fire she has is not good enough, if indeed she is to change it has not yet been made clear.
So you see no one is pulling my chain, not that it fitted in yet anyway, today is raining so we have to don the wellingtons and an umbrella to visit the toilet as we have the roof off at the moment.
En réponse a votre courrier, nous vous confirmons que l’attestation, CONSUEL fournie ne pourra pas être visée.
Et effet son visa implique la validation de toute une installation, depuis son point de livraison jusqu'à l’ensemble des circuits de toutes tensions et natures de courant associes en vue de l’énergie électrique (articule 8 du règlement d’intervention du CONSUEL).
Nous vous rappelons qu’un logement doit comporter à minima :
Des pièces principales : chambre, séjour,
Des pièces de services : cuisine, salle de bain-wc,
Conformément aux articules R111.1-R111.2 et R111.3 du code de la construction.
EN outre l’équipement électrique doit être suffisant pour permettre une utilisation normale d’un logement.
Nous vous demandons donc de bien vouloir faire établir une nouvelle attestation de conformité lorsque l’état d’avancement de l’installation électrique permettra une validation par nos services.
Dans cette attente, nous vous prions de croire, monsieur, l’expression de notre considération distinguée.
Translation of letter
In response to your letter, we confirm that the certificate, provided by the CONSUEL cannot be issued.
And indeed this visa involves validation of an entire facility from the point of delivery to all circuits of all kinds of tensions and power associated to the electric power (articulates Regulation 8 of the intervention CONSUEL).
We remind you that a dwelling must include at least:
The main rooms: bedroom, living room,
The service rooms: kitchen, bathroom and toilet,
According to R111.1-R111.2 articulated and R111.3 of the code of construction.
In addition to the electrical equipment must be sufficient to allow normal use of a dwelling.
We therefore ask you kindly to establish a new certificate of compliance if the status of the electrical system will allow validation by our services.
In the meantime, we ask you to believe, sir, the assurances of our highest consideration.