ALERT | Owners may need Certifiers on porch extensions?
by Bregs Blog admin team
Looks like this topical issue is back with us given recent industry advice by DECLG and BCMS suggesting extensions are cumulative.
The following post was written by the Breg Blog team on 8th September. Following recent correspondence received from readers on the issue of S.I.9 exemptions for minor works and invalidated short form commencement notices, we urgently call on our readers in the professional bodies and Local Authorities for clarification.
More than 6 months after the implementation of S.I9, it would appear that there has been confusion over the interpretation of the requirements for domestic extensions. There are now serious concerns that the generally accepted application of the new regulations may be wrong. Perhaps it is a drafting error or perhaps the guidance did not spell it out, either way it looks as if it does not matter if you build under 40 m2 because every previous addition of floor area to the house may be cumulative!
If this is the case, there are a number of very serious consequences.
- Many domestic projects may have gone on site (post March 2014)…
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