In October 2010, the latest revision of Part L of the building regulations came into force with the objective of implementing the EU's Energy Performance of Building Directive.
The aim is to reduce energy use in buildings. Part L is concerned with the Conservation of Fuel and Power in buildings.
THE KEY REQUIREMENTS:
HOW TO COMPLY:
WHAT HAPPENS IF THIS PROCESS IS NOT CARRIED OUT?
The homeowner CANNOT opt out from having their insulation upgraded to Part L. Unless it can be proved that the payback period will be more than 15 years or the work is not technically feasable, but even then the roof must be upgraded to the best standard that is within this criteria.
WHAT MUST A HOMEOWNER DO IF CONSIDERING REFURBISHMENT OR REPAIR OF THE ROOF
Remember the so-called "roofer" with a van and a ladder can cost the homeowner dearly if any work carried out is not with the approval of Building Control.
Refurbishing over 50% your roof?
Did you know that the work must be reported to Local Authority Building Control or you could face a fine of up to £5000?
Don’t be caught out; Building Regulations are the LAW
Work done to your roof as with many other jobs around your home need to be notified to and approved by your LocalAuthority Building
If I fail to Comply with Building Regulations?
If you do not inform LABC you are at risk of prosecution, which can result in a hefty fine. If the work is found to be faulty LABC could insist that you put it right at your own expense.
You will also have a problem when you come to sell your home as you will be asked to provide certificates of compliance with the Building Regulations. This will mean you will have to obtain new certificates.
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