Planning your roofing project - what to think about
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Last Edited: 24/Jun/2016

Like most external work undertaken on your home, roofing projects tend to be something you might only worry about once every 20 years or so. This means that legislation is likely to have changed since you last undertook major renovation or replacement. You might be surprised to learn that since October 2010, you require Building Regulation approval for all re-roofing projects. Although you won't necessarily need to submit plans to the local council, you will need to inform them before work takes place, as they will need to visit to check that the work you have planned meets with their approval. In addition, there are now energy efficiency standards which need to be met, so they will want to make a repeat visit when the work is complete to check that it measures up to these. 

Planning permission

If you're about to undertake more than a straightforward roof repair, there's a good chance you will need planning permission, and there are certain guidelines you should check with the local council before you start work, just in case. A Building Control Officer will be able to advise you. As with any major works that may need permission, you could be liable for large fines if you don't comply with the necessary regulations. 

Choosing a contractor

Again, as with all major home renovation projects, don't settle, get Woodstock Roofing to take a look first. Those who have used us in the past are very satisfied customers. If one or two are nearby, ask if you can look at as much of the work as is accessible, and talk to them about their general satisfaction with the us and project as a whole, including any particular challenges we overcame together. 

Remember, although there are no formal qualifications required for a roofing contractor, they should at least have taken NVQ qualifications, or trained through the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. There are trade associations which a reputable roofer is likely to be a part of, so don't feel that you can't ask about this before work commences.

Woodstock Roofing is your best bet for all of this. Operating in Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. We have a highly trained team with decades of experience. Don't settle for less, get the best.