Any aspiring home extension owner must have awareness of building regulations before they proceed with an installation so that they don’t flout the rules.
Home improvement specialists like Orion Windows will address building regulations in any initial conservation we have with customers as the last thing we want is for them to be instructed to alter or knock down their new extension after it’s been built – believe us it does happen if you ignore building regulations purposely or innocuously.
If the bullet points above are all adhered to then the extension does indeed comply with building regulations.
For official confirmation that this is the case, get in contact with your local authority and ask for an Exempt Buildings Form. Outline the plans on this form before returning it to them. They will assess it and come back to you with written confirmation of their decision. If they give you the green light you should store the written confirmation somewhere safe as you can present it to the next occupier of your home if you ever decide to sell.
Planning permission is something totally different to building regulations and this also needs to be addressed before work commences. If the structure is a ‘permitted development’ planning permission is automatically granted, otherwise you will need to try and obtain it first. Speaking to your local authority is again your best bet.
Orion Windows is well used to organising all planning permission and building regulations arrangements on behalf of customers – you won’t have to do a thing!
Your only task right now is to get a FREE quote and let your conservatory or orangery buying adventure begin.
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