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Upper floor flat - Loft conversion

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by Polstar, 20 Jul 2012.

  1. Polstar

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    Sound attenuation. I have designed a loft conversion in a mid terraced first floor flat. One of the panning conditions was for a sound attenuation scheme. I submitted amended plans showing drylining on the party walls. The Public Health Officer has said that the condition cannot be discharged until i show that we intend to upgrade the floor betweeen the ground floor flat and the first floor level of my client's flat! Surtely this isn't necessary? The planning officer (assistant i mentioned earlier) says that as there are more bedrooms there is a likely increase in people living there and therefore will crerate more noise so we need to upgrade the impact and airborne spound insulation across the whole of the ground/first floor! anyone had any experience of this?
     
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    Appeal the condition or send them the details requested
     
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    i would love to appeal but the clients are about to have a baby and therefore want the conversion done ASAp! looks like i willl need to break the news of disruption and additional expense!!! bugger :(
     
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    Doh, have'nt you even done that yet? First thing I'd have done! Keep your clients informed of everything asap. Minimise the embarrassment!
     
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    i had broached it but was hoping that someone would see sense and only make us sound insulate the party walls within the loft conversion area.
     
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    If you only have to "show a sound attenuation scheme", then just show it. It's only a thick line with "Rockwool" pointing to it on a sketch. I can't see why the clients should be charged extra for this :rolleyes:

    That discharges the condition
     
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    I'm not charging them extra, i just meant that they would need to install it (surely - the planners willl check?) so there would be the additional cost and upheaval of doing it?
     
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    No the planners cant check. I was not aware that they had the powers to open up a structure for investigation

    Further they can't enforce an invalid condition, and either way if need be the work can be done at a later time ... or never at all
     
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