Should I have got Building Control Approval


Postby magiccat » Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:29 am

We had an 8 foot stud wall built to create a hallway in our open plan front room.

The handy man who was doing our tiling suggested it and carried out the work. He said we didn't need to apply for building control as it was non structural and didn't effect fire escapes as there is an external door in each room - existing front door in hallway and existing patio doors in lounge and new internal door from lounge to hallway.

We listed this work on the property information sheet but now our buyers solicitor is asking for a building control certificate.

We obviously don't have one! Or a guarantee from the handyman.

Any ideas what we need to do now?
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Postby xavi99 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 12:04 pm

In my opinion your handy man is correct becasue the work does not come within the definition of building work in the building regulations. There are no structural issues and it make the means of escape better particularly for the first floor.

Tell your solicitor to advise that it is not notifiable work.

Good luck,

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Postby magiccat » Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:54 pm

They have now agreed we didn't need Building Control Approval so contracts being exchanged tomorow :)
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Postby xavi99 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:47 am

Well done, good luck

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Postby magiccat » Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:33 pm

Thank you :) And thanks for your previous post - made me more confident in holding firm so much appreciated!
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