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  1. frutbunn replied to the thread Looking to plasterboard loft. Please identify this wood structure..

    You have a trussed rafter roof and the bracing is diagonal wind bracing and should remain in place if this is an external gable wall,...

    25 Oct 2020 at 6:45 PM
  2. frutbunn replied to the thread Building Regulations Certificate.

    I know of 3 instances where the policy didn't pay up for loft conversions, I don't know the precise details but I believe they used my...

    25 Oct 2020 at 5:03 PM
  3. frutbunn replied to the thread Building Regulations Certificate.

    It sounds to me like the only thing you didn't get done was a final inspection from B control, rather than wasting your time thinking of...

    25 Oct 2020 at 2:58 PM
  4. frutbunn replied to the thread Cavity trays.

    None unless you remove the cavity trays in one operation. It has to be done in stages.

    25 Oct 2020 at 8:14 AM
  5. frutbunn replied to the thread Loft conversion - roof insulation.

    Sounds about right for a private inspector! I have a friend who mainly did lofts and used to use a private inspector for that very...

    24 Oct 2020 at 9:18 AM
  6. frutbunn replied to the thread Loft conversion - roof insulation.

    Had he even been on site?

    23 Oct 2020 at 9:30 PM
  7. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    It did say "could", however there was no mention it was a conversion in which case it won't apply. It COULD apply to a part M compliant...

    23 Oct 2020 at 12:02 PM
  8. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    Application is needed, installation of a controlled fitting, Part M could apply if you are moving the WC from a different position.

    23 Oct 2020 at 11:50 AM
  9. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    Absolutely correct its not a change of use, however it is a material alteration under Part A and B there's also a change in energy...

    23 Oct 2020 at 11:47 AM
  10. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    No. The only change of use's applicable to a dwelling is "the building is used as a dwelling, where previously it was not". Just to...

    23 Oct 2020 at 9:00 AM
  11. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    Certainly do, however in some situations its very clear and is not open to any interpretation, for example your "change of use" comment...

    22 Oct 2020 at 7:56 PM
  12. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    Your comment on "change of use" was just wrong, plain and simple, not open to any interpretation "the only one that matters." had to...

    22 Oct 2020 at 7:39 PM
  13. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    B Regs do change, but you can only apply the regs applicable at the time the app was submitted.

    22 Oct 2020 at 6:25 PM
  14. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    Having had a little more time to consider it, I'm still of the opinion that it cannot be insisted upon, however I'm also now of the...

    22 Oct 2020 at 6:17 PM
  15. frutbunn replied to the thread building regs 'grey area' utility room.

    You should really stop making comments on B Regs when you really don't understand them, this is categorically NOT a change of use under...

    22 Oct 2020 at 5:58 PM