Renewing Your Roof

If taken care of roofs will last for many years without the need for replacement but there comes a time when it may be neccessary due to the actual age of the house.

Deterioration of roof battens, broken tiles or slates, rotten barge boards and degraded roof linings are the most common reason for rooof repairs.

For advice and a home inspection please contact us here.
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Roof Leadwork

Lead is used extensively on roofs due mainly to its durability. We are skilled in its use and fitting requirements and whether your requirements are for a modern lead aspect or repairing an existing grade listed building, Ernie Mew & Sons Ltd has the expertise you require.

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Building Plans | Planning Permission | Build Regulations

 
Planning Permission - Guide
 
Rebuilding or changing the design of your home with a loft conversion or house extension is a major undertaking and requires careful planning. The UK Government’s Planning Portal is a good place to start your research and to find out the legal and logistic requirements from a simple boarding up with floors in the loft to the full remodel, including roofs and every element of solar panels and solar heating that supports the changes.

Free Advice - Where To Start?

The thought of starting a new house build or even an extension to your current property can seem daunting to some and a building challenge to others. The important thing is to obtain honest and affordable advice. The internet is a wealth of information and you can easily be led down false paths. Start by looking at the UK Government's website's building regulations section. In a clear and well presented graphical interface the rules are clearly spelt out and can form an excellent basis for your project.

The thought of starting a new house build or even an extension to your current property can seem daunting to some and a building challenge to others. The important thing is to obtain honest and affordable advice. The internet is a wealth of information and you can easily be led down false paths.

Start by looking at the UK Government's website at the Planning Portal interface. In a clear and well presented graphical interface the rules are clearly spelt out and can form an excellent basis for your project.

What Permissions Are Required?

The good thing about the guide is that the graphical interface allows you to choose which area of your property that you want to investigate the rules and how they apply to what you wish to do. The areas fall into the following categories:

  • Roofing.
  • Exterior Walls.
  • Chimneys.
  • Extensions and additions to the main building of the property.
  • Windows and doors.
  • Garages.
  • Fences.
  • Walls and gates.
  • Trees and hedges.
  • Adverts and signs added to the property.
  • Sheds.
  • Wind turbines.
  • Satellite dishes, aerials and antennae.
  • Fuel tanks.

How Do I Obtain A Plan?

Lastly, where do you get a plan for your new house or extension? The Planning Portal has plenty of advice on this aspect at their "Buy A Plan" page. Their recommendations for online companies all offer free registration and search facilities so that you can resource your plan before you buy.

Alternatively, find an architect but do take care with who you choose and research the architect you select carefully. The Architects Registration Board is a good place to start and finding others to recommend one is always a good option as is the professional section of Checkatrade, where feedback is given on registered architects in your area of past work, by their Clients. The "Need More Information" area of the Planning Applications is a wealth of information and will clearly lead you through all the development stages.

 

Planning A Flat Roof | Planning Regulations

 


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A useful guide to planning and house extension or full build, including roofing and solar panels.