Q & A
Below are a number of questions that the Building Control Surveyors often get asked.
Q1.: I am thinking of doing some building work in my house. I am told that I need Building Regulations, what does this mean?
Q2.: I am thinking of extending my house. I am told that I need Building Regulations, what does this mean?
Q3.: I have a letter from Planning, advising me to contact Building Control regarding some proposed building work, why?
Q4.: I am selling my property. The purchasers solicitor has asked for a completion certificate for an extension I had built 4 years ago. I applied for Building Regulations at the time, but I have been through my household records and cant find the Completion Certificate. Can you help?
Q5.: A few years ago I had a builder convert the loft of my house. I left him to deal with all the paperwork, but I have since found out that he didn't apply for Building Regulations and the work wasn't inspected. It is all complete now, and I am concerned that if I wont be able to sell the house . What should I do?
Q6.: My plumber has just installed a new gas boiler, he said that he would certify the work. I cant get hold of him to give me the Certificates, and a friend thinks he has gone bust. What can I do?
Q7.: If I want to replace one or more windows in my home, will the Building Regulations apply and do I have to make an application ?