One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Renovate or update an old building in line with the latest building regulations.‘the wiring will be brought up to code’
renovate, redecorate, refurbish, recondition, rehabilitate, rebuild, reconstruct, overhaul, make overView synonyms
- ‘You will probably have to bring the home up to code if you undertake a remodeling.’
- ‘He warns that bringing the building up to code would be ‘extravagantly expensive.’’
- ‘The gallery, which was formerly a storefront, had to undergo a few building improvements to bring it up to code.’
- ‘We didn't have to bring the bathrooms up to code and compliance because we didn't change the existing structure; instead, we cosmetically cleaned them up.’
- ‘In 1905, the architect bought the building on Orchard Street and included these improvements when he brought it up to code.’
- ‘Right now, many wood stove manufacturers don't want to invest the $50,000 extra it would take to bring their product up to code.’
- ‘If your older deck was built this way, bring it up to code.’
- ‘The company then told her that she would have to use its contractors to bring the building up to code.’
- ‘He also said it would cost at least $5000 either to remove the addition or to bring it up to code.’
- ‘Workers replaced the windows, cleaned the brick and brought the building up to code with ramps and elevators.’
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