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  1. +1 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.
  2. My understanding is that the lambda quoted for CE marked PIR (eg that complies with Harmonised European Standard BS/EN 13165) is the average value predicted over 25 years. In addition the degradation mostly happens over the first 8 years and then slows. So for most of the 25 years it will be close to the quoted figure.
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    what does this condition mean

    I would also just build a shed in your garden. I suppose if worried you could look at one of the trendy (?) "shepherd’s" huts on wheels. It might also be worth looking at Part 7 (Forestry Buildings and Operations) of the General Permitted Development Order 1995 (GPDO). This website has some info suggesting you can build a shed in the woods without planning permission as long as it's for forestry use only. Beware they are trying to sell woods so might put a favourable spin on things... https://www.woodlands.co.uk/owning-a-wood/woodlands-and-planning-legislation/
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    single step trip hazard?

    A small rise is annoying/trip hazard. Perhaps just add more floor insulation on the lower area? I think there must be a "landing" at least 400mm deep between door and rise. That's what we have upstairs.
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    Hello from South Wales

    Ok so despite the above I still think you can apply for a certificate of lawfulness (to effectively get retrospective planning permission for the building) then repair the roof without needing further planning permission.
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    Hello from South Wales

    Humm. Ok I've just found this which contradicts what I've said above. Apparently what I've said above applies to the roof of your house but not an outbuilding. https://www.self-build.co.uk/question/is-complete-roof-replacement-on-an-outbuilding-permitted-development-and-does-it-require-a-building-regulations-application/ Is complete roof replacement on an outbuilding permitted development and does it require a building regulations application? 15 February 2016 I have an existing 21m2 concrete outbuilding in my back garden with flat (slightly pitched) corrugated sheet concrete roof. It forms a boundary with my neighbour on one side and is just over 3m high but was built decades ago. The roof is beyond repair so I intend to replace the entire roof structure with a fibre glass roof system which will mean adding additional structural support. It will continue to be used incidentally. Is replacing the entire roof permitted development and would I need to submit an application to building regs prior to starting work? Answers As the building is over 2.5m tall, and within 2m of the boundary, it does not fall within permitted development rights. Replacing the roof will therefore need formal planning permission. Roof covering renewal is one of the activities covered under the competent person’s scheme so if a proficient person is contracted for the work there is no need to notify building control as the tradesperson will be certified as fully qualified for the job in hand. You’ll find similar schemes for replacement windows (FENSA), boilers (Gas Safe and OFTEC) and other types of home improvement. Go to www.competentroofer.co.uk to find someone in your area who qualifies. You will receive a certificate of compliance at the end of the project. Mike Dade (planning consultant and Build It expert) 13 May 2016
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    Hello from South Wales

    In general repairs to a roof do not need planning permission even if they involve taking the whole roof off and replacing it. However repair means replacing it with something that is virtually identical (at least on the outside). If you want to do more than repairs and actually make significant changes (eg to the size, shape, height, and possibly colour etc) then you would need to check if the end result will be within permitted development. If it would be within permitted development then planning permission is not required. If the original building is more than 10 years old it then it does not matter if it was built with permission or without and is outside permitted development rules. After 10 years the planners can no longer take enforcement action for the original breach of planning. You can repair it without needing to change anything to make it comply. But make sure you take photos, ideally with height poles, so you can prove the height/location hasn't been changed should anyone question it later. If you are the sort of person that likes paperwork in order, you could apply for a certificate of lawfulness on the grounds that they cannot take enforcement action after 10 years. They would be unable to refuse this if you can prove it's been in breech for more than 10 years (in some cases they only have 4 years). No. See above _repairs_ do not need planning permission. Neighbours can be funny about "overhangs". Officially nothing can overhang a property boundary without permission of the neighbour. However many properties have such overhangs with nothing in writing. If you are removing part of the roof that currently overhangs with a new roof that overhangs make sure it doesn't overhang further. Best keep on good terms. Let them know your plans to repair the roof "so it doesn't blow off and land in their garden etc". If you need to demolish and rebuild the whole building then the answers above might be different.
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    socket set

    Re cheap socket sets. I find the sockets themselves are ok but the ratchet in handle fails or falls apart. When you buy a replacement handle it won't fit in the box. Oh and the catch on the box will fail and all your sockets will fall out and disappear to the bottom of the tool box or roll under the car :-)
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    Garage floor Cosmetic design idea

    One house we owned had smooth tiles on the floor of the garage. Oh and a dent in the wall where a car had slid into it.
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    LED bulbs

    Perhaps get a bunch of cheap ones from China. They probably come from there anyway.
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    Pressure Washer Recommendations

    Don't make the mistake I did.. I left it in the garage, in winter it froze and broke.
  12. I've had and have virtually identical cracks. What I think happens is that the plaster on the ceiling shrinks pulling the plaster from the wall. The crack sometimes happens where the wall and ceiling meet but frequently you get these horizontal cracks about 2" lower down the wall. In my experience the 2" wide strip of plaster above the horizontal crack is usually stuck to the ceiling but loose from the wall. On previous houses I've bashed out the loose plaster which leaves big holes all along the top of the wall. The holes are too big/deep for "fillers" so I use proper plaster (sometimes ready mixed). On the three houses I've lived in I've never actually found any obvious scrim tape that accounts for the position of the horizontal crack.
  13. It's been said before, but to qualify for the CIL exemption you have to follow a strict process. Including notifying the council of your commencement date. Well apparently the regs on this are contradictory.... https://www.theguardian.com/money/2019/jan/27/a-24000-penalty-for-failing-to-submit-one-piece-of-paper-to-the-council Best file a commencement notice anyway.
  14. I might be wrong but I suspect councils don't have systems in place to check for CIL clawback on a sale let alone the situation you raise.
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    POE over RJ45 Regs

    I have several cameras outside using POE. I used a screened cable rated for outdoor use made by Equiniti. My cameras are from Hikvision and came with a socket on a tail like this... I wasn't convinced the socket was going to be waterproof so I used used some small boxes to hide the connections in under the eaves. Biggest issue is spiders. The IR in the camera reflects off their webs at night blinding the cameras. If doing a new install I would probably try disabling the IR in the camera and use separate IR lights a few feet away.