Do I need approval to make alterations?

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Yes, you will need approval to make internal alterations to your home either

  • if the alterations are of a structural nature e.g. the removal or part removal of a load bearing wall, or removal of part or the whole of a chimney,
  • or if they affect fire safety e.g. changed layouts, etc.

Generally, if the alteration involves the insertion of a beam or lintel or will affect the stability of the building then the alteration is a structural one.

If you are unsure if the alteration will require approval then seek the advice of an expert or contact us.

Published: 27 July 2012 - 7:53am

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