Yes, where the loading upon the roof is to be increased by more than 15 percent, appropriate strengthening works or replacement of roofing members must be undertaken. However where the roof loading is to be significantly decreased, appropriate works to the roof structure and anchorage must be undertaken to prevent uplift of the roof under wind loading. The only exception to this is if the work is to be carried out and completed by a company registered on the following competent person scheme:-
- NFRC (National Federation of Roofing Contractors Limited)
- Recovering and Repairing Existing Roofs and the Building Regulations
The following provides guidance with regard to the Building Regulations when re-covering or repairing pitched and flat roofs.
- Electrical Safety In and Around Dwellings
Guidance on electrical safety in dwellings as detailed in Approved Document P of the Building Regulations, routes to compliance, and information on competent person schemes with a search facility for registered contractors.
- New and Replacement Boilers
Information regarding the provision of new and replacement domestic central heating boilers, including a list of approved competent person schemes for gas, oil and solid fuel combustion appliances.
- Replacement Windows Doors and Roof-Lights
Information on the installation of replacement windows, doors and roof-lights and how to apply for building regulations consent.
- Wind and Solar Power Generator Installations
Information on wind and solar power generators in relation to Building Regulations requirements, with external links to grant funding and further information on renewable energy sources.
- Is Building Regulations Approval Required
Find out if Building Regulations Approval is required for your proposal and what works are exempt under schedule 2 of The Building Regulations.
- Competent Persons Schemes
Information about the competent persons schemes, with a link to the Department of Communities and Local Government website that provides a list of the current scheme providers and their contact details.
- Cavity Wall Insulation
Information regarding the injection of cavity wall insulation including routes to compliance and competent person schemes.