19th Feb 18 | Back to blog
Considering a wall removal project? Here are a few tips to help you get started!
If you are the owner of the property, you are responsible so make sure your builder has complied with these rules.
When choosing a builder always do the research look for:
Cutting corners when it comes to building expertise will cost you more in the long term and more importantly is unsafe.
Planning permission and building regulations are not the same.
Building regulations are in place to ensure the necessary calculations for any structural work, fire safety details and so on are accurate. All this information can be found online. We do recommend using structural engineer’s or even better find a company like Cannon that are there to oversee the full project.
On submitting your application to building control you will be sent details such as who your appointed Building Control Officer is, what stages inspections need to be made to check building works comply with the building regulations and upon completion arranging to get the work signed off.
Take care in reading the document fully.
If you have any questions about any of this, feel free to contact our office on 0800 859 5181 to arrange a free survey to discuss your upcoming project.