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Why do I need Building Regulation Consent?

Building Regulation approval is important as it protects everyone from defective and negligent construction. It will prevent problems with selling your property in the future.

Why do I need Building Regulation Consent?

One issue that crops up weekly is that people make alterations to their houses, including removing load-bearing walls and chimneys without the right permissions. It is very common indeed.

It will cause problems when the house is sold and may mean additional expense for the seller and time delays for the purchaser. Building Regulation approval is important as it protects everyone from defective and negligent construction.

Unsupported chimney

The chimney on the left has been removed from the party wall throughout the house and only the top remains – completely unsupported. Inside the roof space the cracks were so wide you could see outside clearly. (see below)

Clearly visible cracks in roof space

 A builder was called and he removed the upper part of the chimney by hand without tools.

A strong wind would have brought it down through the roof onto the pillows of the master bedroom.

Why do I need Building Regulation Consent?

Date: 2014-04-24 13:52:05

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