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Im a newbie on here so apologies if this has been answered somewhere else on this forum.
Basically, I am thinking of purchasing a property that has had fire damage so the roof is totally destroyed. I have had a look at the rest of the property and there isnt much fire damage however a wet August means alot of rain damaging/walls the ceilings inside.
This is going to be my first major renovation project and wanted to know if building regs will be involved for the replacement of the roof only or for the entire property renovation? Will I be able to do some of the work or will this have to be given as a project to a contactor?
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Crikey! That's a big project to take on as a newbie!I am assuming this is a cash purchase?I don't know the answer to your questions but I am sure someone else does and hopefully they will comment.
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Hi Venessa, yes its a cash purchase. I have a couple of properties and can do most of the DIY myself but first time for a property with no roof on it, lol.
It's not for you.
It's a job for an experienced builder.
Beware. I once viewed a local house with what seemed to me like not much damage, but several experienced property people told me to walk away. They had learned the hard way, costing them a lot more money than budgeted. The damage is always worse than it appears. The heat gets into everything, rafters, beams, cables, meaning a complete rewire, pipe joints...
It's like an iceberg, where 90% of it is not visible.
With most fire damaged properties, the most cost-effective solution is a complete demolition and rebuild from scratch.
More complicated in a mid-terrace, but still probably the best option.
With a detached house, I would say it's ALWAYS the best option. Even just demolishing and clearing the site, then selling as a building plot will probably be better than trying to repair.
I would never want to buy a fire damaged house that had been ''repaired''.
I dont think that is a relevant analogy. a building is different to flesh.
b. regs reqd for renewals eg roof, insulation, windows (or fensa), boiler (or gas safe), wiring (or niceic/eca), even ceilings in view of thermal and fire AD's, and any above ground drainage that is being altered/ added.
if its a straight repair then b. regs not reqd. but compliance should not be worse than before.
yes of course you can do work yourself.