Clearview National November 2017 - Issue 192 - Page 75

CONSERVATORIES& SOLIDROOFS Reliable advice is always welcome For home owners looking to replace their conservatory’s existing roof, or for those who are adding a conservatory to their home and would like to have a solid roof installed, then they may be naturally wondering whether they need to apply for planning permission. » » IF YOU ARE THE proposed installer, your customers will appreciate reliable advice on the issue. It used to be that conservatories had to have a certain percentage of their roofing be translucent in order for them to be exempt from planning permission, but changes to building regulations mean that planning permission for a solid roof or large conservatory built in England may not be necessary. New temporary changes also mean that home owners may build a larger rear extension (up to 6m for attached and 8m for detached properties) so long as they 62558 notify surrounding - NovaAluminium - QUTR.pdf properties using the Neighbour Consultation Scheme. These temporary changes apply to all projects completed by 30th May 2019. Even if the conservatory is exempt from planning permission, you may still need to use the neighbour consultation scheme. The scheme applies to single-storey rear extensions, and involves notifying the local planning authority of the proposed project. The local planning authority will notify neighbours of the project so that they may have a chance to raise any objections. properties have 21 1 Neighbouring 13/07/2017 15:58:25 days in which to object to plans and, if no objections are received within that timeframe, then the project can go ahead. ‘you may still have to use the neighbour consultation scheme’ When planning a conservatory, you should always check the Planning Portal website to find the full list of limits and conditions with which the conservatory must comply. The website is split into sections, as there are different regulations for properties in England and Wales, and there can be different rules for those who live on designated land or in a Site of Special Scientist Interest - regulations may well be more strict. Metrotile provides a series of video installation guides. Designed to give an in-depth yet easy-to-follow insight into all aspects of the Metrotile installation process, including accessories and roof windows, they are a useful aid to both experienced installers and newcomers to Metrotile. Cut to Size Polycarbonate Sheet Why give yourself the unnecessary hassle of trying to cut polycarbonate sheet yourself when we can do it for you? C M Y CM MY FABRICATORS TO THE TRADE OF HIGH QUALITY ALUMINIUM GLAZING SYSTEMS CY DOORS • WINDOWS • SHOP FRONTS • CURTAIN WALLING • BI FOLDING DOORS CMY K Innovative designs and a comprehensive range of windows suitable for the architectural, commercial, public, new build and retail markets are hallmarks of Nova Aluminium. A strictly trade only supplier, our service fits well with companies who only produce PVCu and do not want to lose any aluminium enquiries they receive. We can also benefit organisations that are at factory capacity enabling them to secure an order without disrupting their normal workload. Find out more at www.nova-aluminium.com Tel. 0117 955 6463 Fax. 0117 955 6472 Email. glazing@nova-aluminium.com 11 Lawfords Gate, St Judes, Bristol BS2 0DY Cut your waste to a minimum and make handling and transporting your sheets much easier, saving you both time and money. • Free of charge cutting service • Get the specific dimensions that you need • Avoid the possible contamination of cutting on site • Multiwall polycarbonate is blown free of dust and taped • Wide selection of both multiwall and solid sheet • Free delivery Ordering your sheet couldn't be easier. Visit our website and enter your requirements into our easy to use online cut-to-size tool, or get in touch by phone or email. 01925 826314 enquiries@birchwoodtrading.co.uk www.birchwoodtrading.co.uk C L E A RV I E W-U K . C O M » N OV 2017 » 75