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Sliding patio doors 1980s

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Lomond82@, 9 Aug 2020.

  1. Lomond82@

    Lomond82@

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    Hi

    very briefly I need advice.
    based in Scotland
    Sliding patio doors installed approx 1980s by previous owner but no paperwork.
    Have had to apply for letter of comfort at nearly £400 but if they don’t pass it I’ve to Fix things and reapply at another £94.

    Can anyone advise as I’ve googled the life out of it if
    A. The step will pass
    B. The glass is allowed

    Attached is pictures with measurements and info from glass. It’s not the clearest BUT it’s 30-40yeara old

    Thanks in advance.
    We know it needs replaced by easier to have paperwork in place to just replace as and when we can afford that having to submit building warrants and pay architect for drawings based on the purchase. Letter of comfort seemed quicker and easier, just wished we had done it when we bought the property and the LOC was £70
     

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  3. KenGMac

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    Lomond82@, good evening.

    Sounds like a zealous Solicitor asking questions?

    Can I suggest you ask some questions, such as.

    1/. When the doors were installed, a long time ago, Certification as we know it today simply did not exist? how can you provide certification for something that was installed prior to the [modern] certification schemes coming into force?

    2/. As for Building Control / Planning, as I recall there is a [sort of] "statute of limitations" where the Local Authority cannot take any action because the alteration is historic, not something that happened in the last 2 / 5 years?

    Suggest you ask the local to you Planning and B/Control about the time limits that they are bound by and cannot take action after [say] as I recall 4 + 10 Years.

    Ken.
     
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  4. frutbunn

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    I have know knowledge of Scottish B regs., particularly older superseded regs. I'm a BCO in England.
    However I would be pretty confident that it would not have required B regs at the time providing no new lintol was installed.
     
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