Just a little off-piste on this thread
Has anyone any experience of mortgage/insurance/warranty issues when using any of these materials.
We are converting a steel frame agricultural building which has a cement fibre roof and keep coming up against the dreaded 'non standard construction' issues. So much so that we are considering block work and Eco roof 'tiles' just so we can say it's brick and tile
Sorry if I have hijacked the thread but on a relative note our building is at least 20 years old and the cladding seems fine. The roof is good but we are going to replace it anyway for the above reasons.
The key it that your exemption must be granted and your notice of commencement received before you start work on site. Best ask the council to confirm receipt in writing (include an SAE?) rather than relying on using a signed for delivery service. Our planners signed for brick samples, lost them and the person that signed for them couldn't be identified from the sig.
Get to know us eh? Well, I drink Lancaster Bomber and Wainwright's beer, and the odd glass of single malt. I think I need to introduce you to SWMBO because I tending to ignore normal maintenance . She drinks anything dry and white.
Stop off at J33 on the M6 next time you pass. 😀