No Loft insulation - flat built in 2011 - is this right?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by Lucio Godoy, 4 Jun 2016.

  1. Lucio Godoy

    Lucio Godoy

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    Hi all

    I have purchased a 2 bed flat in Winchester this year in February built in 2011.

    The flat is on the second floor, which is also the last floor, that means I have the roof on top of my flat.

    The kitchen and living room area are under a pitched roof, so the ceiling flows that design.

    In the rest of the flat it has flat roof, and the ceiling follows that design.

    I was inspecting a bad odour coming from the ceiling, and I called a plumber to check for issues with the waste pipe. The plumber commented that I had zero insulation from the roof to the flat, and said that he had never seen anything like that before!

    Is it mandatory to have a minimum level of loft insulation? If so since the house was built 5/6 years ago is the leaseholder/builder responsible to rectify?

    By the way the flat is very warm during hot days and cold on cold days.

    Many thanks

    Lucio

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    stavros.london

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    For such a new built it sounds like they should have included insulation although not sure what the building regulations actually say on this matter.

    Talk to the flat management company to find out more. Also ask them for the relevant flat documentation pack for owners, it may say something on the matter. If it was meant to have insulation then this should be covered and thus rectified by the developer as it falls within the 10 year NHBC new built guarantee.

    As a side note: I assume you didn't have a survey or report done on the property before buying? This is one of the things that should have been mentioned I reckon.
     
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