Loft room - building regs

Discussion in 'Tradespeople' started by Strontium Dog, Jul 22, 2020.

  1. Strontium Dog

    Strontium Dog UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Hi everyone. I've just enquired about building regs approval for putting a velux window in the back of my roof. Apparantley I'm not allowed to as the loft is already partially boarded out and as this would be two "improvements" I need to get planning permission and building regs approval for a full loft conversion. This is not worthwhile as I dont need another bedroom and would have to sacrifice too much space on the first floor. Can anyone suggest a workaround? I think if I just go ahaead with the work, one of my neighbours is bound to shop me to the council. I dont think we will move again from where we are.
     
    Posted: Jul 22, 2020 By: Strontium Dog Member since: Dec 2, 2008
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  2. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Do the work secretly so the neighbours cannot see it.

    Doesn't always work - people get curious about the big hay bales hiding the house.
     
    Posted: Jul 22, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  3. simon field

    simon field UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    How do your neighbours know you’ve got a partially boarded loft?

    And why would they care about someone else’s roof window?
     
    Posted: Jul 22, 2020 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  4. Strontium Dog

    Strontium Dog UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I guess the neighbours dont need to know about the boarding because whe they pick up the phone to building control because they see the window being installed, the guy from the council will find that. They care about the window because they are twats.
     
    Posted: Jul 23, 2020 By: Strontium Dog Member since: Dec 2, 2008
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  5. simon field

    simon field UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Put the window in.

    Remove the boards (temporarily) stack them in the loft.

    Wait a few weeks to see if the twats complain.

    Re-fix the boards.
     
    Posted: Jul 23, 2020 By: simon field Member since: Feb 4, 2011
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  6. Chris Ashdown

    Chris Ashdown UKBF Legend Free Member

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    If its in the front roof, facing the road and nobody else's house on the road has one, expect problems, if on the back roof i doubt anyone would complain and worth the gamble
     
    Posted: Jul 24, 2020 By: Chris Ashdown Member since: Dec 7, 2003
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