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changing type of balustrade on flat roof

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by rolysatch, 26 Mar 2015.

  1. rolysatch

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    Hi

    I've got a wooden balustrade (made of stair spindles and newel posts) that goes around the flat roof above my conservatory. Its been there for years and has recently blown down in the wind. Rather than replace it with another wooden one I want to put a glass and stainless steel up there instead.

    So basically I'm replacing one that was there before but with a different style but the same proportions. Does anyone know if I would need planning permission for this?

    Any advice appreciated

    Thanks in advance

    Roland
     
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    No, not planning permission if it has been up there for more than 4 years, and not a listed building etc.

    But you would need a building regs application, and certification or calcs to show that it will comply with the loading requirements.
     
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    hi tony

    thanks for the advice. very useful. i've contacted building control and asked them what they think.

    thanks again

    roland
     
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