A Sai Kung restaurateur faces a $250,000 bill to make his rest rooms just centimetres smaller - because they do not comply with plans drawn up 40 years ago. Buildings Department officials claim that the toilets in Peter Zahalka's restaurant are 22cm too wide and 80cm too high. But Mr Zahalka has accused the officials of sticking their noses into his 'customers' business' - by threatening to close the establishment unless he complies with the order. He has been told the size of the toilets at Oddfellas in Sai Kung Town do not comply with the original plans that were approved in 1961. He says it will cost him $250,000 to make the alterations. Mr Zahalka says either a previous owner increased the size of the original toilets without first seeking approval or the plans are wrong. Because of the toilet issue, the Buildings Department has refused to grant him an extension of his temporary business licence, which expired on August 6. Should he operate without the licence, he could be fined $10,000. Other Food and Hygiene and Fire Services department requirements have been met, but Mr Zahalka cannot receive the final stamp of approval until the Buildings Department approves his toilets. 'They just want to give me grief - they have no idea how much things cost,' he said. 'Just because they are the Government they can do what they want, even though their logic is stupid and ridiculous. They are also demanding the walls and roof [of the rest rooms] be reinstated to the original reinforced concrete because that's the way it was originally built and approved. It just doesn't make sense. 'We are surrounded by illegal structures, which are dangerous, but nobody cares about those . . . instead they have singled out my comfortable toilets, which they say are too big.' A Buildings Department spokeswoman said the problem lay with the unauthorised changes, which do not match original plans and could affect the structural safety of the toilets. The department receives 1,200 complaints relating to unlicensed buildings each month. Mr Zahalka has spent $4 million renovating the restaurant and says he cannot afford to make his toilets smaller.