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Will You Need Building Regulations Approval For A Solid Roof?


Requests for our solid roof systems traditionally increase in summer because some householders find themselves faced with a conservatory or orangery that gets unbearably hot, and a solid roof can solve this.

Solid Roof Edwardian Conservatory

It’s an easily fitted product and can sometimes be completed in a matter of hours, causing minimum disruption. But we’ll never fit a solid roof until we know if building regulations approval is required first.

The planning department at your local authority are the people to speak to about this.

A solid roof is really light, and that often goes in its favour as more often not, the current framework of a conservatory or orangery can be retained and won’t collapse under its weight.

According to the GGF (Glass and Glazing Federation), our industry’s premier regulator, the addition of a solid roof to a conservatory changes it from a temporary structure to a permanent one, and they advise that you speak to your local authority building control team.

TradeMark can do that for you if we are entrusted with your solid roof installation.

Please, ignore any company that tells you that building regulations approval isn’t needed straight off the bat.

If you were to follow this claim and then it transpired that you were misinformed and you don’t have a building regulations certificate for the solid roof, it could cause you a massive headache when trying to sell.

You will be expected to show proof of this document to a buyer’s solicitor. Without it, they’ll likely withdraw their interest.

A retrospective application for building regulations approval can be submitted, at great inconvenience, and won’t necessarily be granted.

Avoid this nightmare scenario by leaving things in the capable hands of TradeMark – we’ll make it a stress-free experience.

Book an appointment with our team to discuss a solid roof installation and we can get things moving for you.


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