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Building regs open plan conservatory
Hi all, some advice would be appreciated.
Bought my house 6 years ago, it's a terraced house with an original 2 story dormer at the back. Originally the ground floor of the dormer would have been where the back door was. At some point this part of the wall has been removed (steel put in), and extended sideways. This extension has proper foundations, etc, but the roof is polycarbonate. This was all done well over 25yrs ago, before the previous owner had it.
Now my problem - due to recent storm damage I need to replace the roof, and will also update wooden windows / door with UPVC. But I'm worried about how this will impact when I come to sell (in the next few months), as it won't have building regs sign-off.
Building regs won't sign off a like for like replacement as far as I know because to be counted as a "conservatory" it needs to be separated from the main house with walls / door - this isn't the case, and not possible to change back. From what I can see, if replacing a "thermal element" i.e. the roof, it needs to meet energy targets, which it won't. My only other option would be to replace the existing design for a flat / pitched roof - but that will cost a fortune and take time.
Would a like for like repair trigger requirement for building reg sign-off? Or am I overthinking this?
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