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    • DRP
    • By DRP 6th Mar 18, 10:22 PM
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    New roof for converted loft
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    New roof for converted loft 6th Mar 18 at 10:22 PM
    Hi y'all

    We have a converted loft that was 'regularised' by BC when we moved in 4 years ago. Soon we are getting it refelted, retiled, new velux flashing kits x3, and the small dormer reclad.

    The loft was converted c1998, so the 2013 regularisation (I assume) shows the loft meets the BC standards at the time it was built?

    1. Does the work described above require me to inform BC? If so, will the work mean the whole loft must meet current standards for loft conversions? The following from the BR .gov site suggests not as we are replacing tiles like for like and not modifying anything below the felt:
    If the existing roof covering is to be replaced with a different material to its original for example, slate to tiles, then approval under the Building Regulations is likely to be needed to ensure the roof will be adequate in terms of structural stability (applicable where the replacement tile will be significantly heavier or lighter than the existing), and also meets requirements in respect of fire safety and energy efficiency
    2. I intend to improve the insulation later in the year - take down plasterboard, (paltry) insulation and re-do. How much can I do without the need for BC involvement?

    Any comments appreciated.
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 7th Mar 18, 1:41 AM
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    I'm not sure why it's a problem to involve BC? Why would someone upgrade and try to hide it? It's nothing but a positive. It's postive, inspected work. A bonus to any future buyer.
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    • By DRP 7th Mar 18, 6:15 AM
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    • 7th Mar 18, 6:15 AM
    I'm not sure why it's a problem to involve BC? Why would someone upgrade and try to hide it? It's nothing but a positive. It's postive, inspected work. A bonus to any future buyer.
    Originally posted by Doozergirl
    For Q1, If it isn't necessary legally, then it's extra hassle & cost for both myself and the BC team.

    For Q2 If I can do some or all of the work in a way that avoids w/o BC involvement then again, it saves time & money.
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