Part L Explained for Insulation and Ventilation
Since October 2006, Under the government's new part L regulations, you/we have to notify your Local Area Building Control officer (LABC) when over 50% of a flat or pitched roof is being replaced.
They will insist that they are called in to inspect the roof and make sure your contractor as fitted the correct amount of insulation in place. LABC will make a charge for this.
In your case it would be an estimated cost of £240.
If you don't comply with this, then you risk a fine of up to £5,000, plus the cost of putting the work right if it isn't up to the required standards.
The other risk when avoiding this ruling is that if you ever sell your property, you will not be in possession of a building works completion certificate (Part L Compliance) for your new roof and insulation.
This document is asked for by every solicitor dealing with property conveyance.
Luckily for you, we are certified to carry out that inspection for you without the need of a Building Control Officer.
Stace Roofing are licensed under the NFRC 'Competent Roofer" scheme, which allows us to certify any qualifying roofing and insulation work to your property.
We provide you with this service absolutely free saving you £240 in additional LABC fees.
On top of this we also throw in a free insurance-backed 10-year guarantee, worth an additional £125 covered by 'Competent Roofer" to cover you in the event that you ever have any future problems.
This gives you a huge £365 in savings plus the peace of mind that you never need to worry about your roof again.
You'll be issued with a Buildings Regulations Compliance Certificate directly from the Competent Roofer office.
So, in a nutshell, the law states that you have to insulate and ventilate any part of your roof if over 50% of it is being stripped.
Please ensure your contractor is either using the Competent Roofer scheme or your LABC.
Click here for an example of your 10 Year Insurance Backed Warranty and Part L Compliance Letter required with all insulated roofs.