Roofer self cert

Discussion in 'Getting Started FAQ' started by moving1moretime, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    Hi can a roofer who is a member of the "Guild of master craftsmen" certify his own work thus not needing to inform building regs. I know a "competent person member" can self cert, but am trying to determine if the former can too
    TIA
     
  2. rogerk101

    rogerk101 Active Member

    If you take short cuts with building controls now, they will come back to haunt you later when you try to sell or rent out your house.
     
  3. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    I don't want to take short cuts. It was a genuine question. I've been told by the roofer he can do this. I am trying to ascertain if this is correct or not. I want it done properly.
     
  4. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    What particular job is he stating he can certify?
     
  5. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    I'm having the roof RE done ...old tiles off battens stripped..new membrane (currently none) new batons, tiles back on. I asked if I need to apply to building regs to get the roof passed off and certified as being compliant with new standards and was told he could self certify....I don't think this is right.
     
  6. Jord86

    Jord86 Well-Known Member


    I personally haven't heard of any certification scheme regarding a basic re-roof, or any others for that matter. As long as the guy uses breathable membrane, ventilates at ridge and eaves level (dry ridge system, vented soffit, fascia vents etc) and uses vent tiles if you have an extractor pipe going up into the roofspace then you'll be fine, provided his work is of a good standard.
     
  7. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    The new roof must comply with currant buildings regulations...so I believe...they come out and check what's going to be done, then come and check it has been when it's finished, then you get a certificate Incase you sell to state it complies..??
     
  8. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    It's a three hundred year old or there Abouts property so not your every day roof...and no it's not listed before you ask, just old .
     
  9. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    He’s prob trying to avoid building control as you will be required to upgrade the thermal performance of your roof when you are renewing 50% or more of a roof this will become expensive, and the work is notifiable no matter who he is
     
  10. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    That's was what I had believed to be the case..many thanks
     
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  11. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    Met up with roofer at the weekend, he still insists no need to contact council for a b.reg application for compliance...he said its just a modernisation so I'm like ???
     
  12. jonathanc

    jonathanc Active Member

    walk away fro him mate and find someone else. if you want to double check give building control at the council a call - they'll confirm what we are sating here

    repairing what's there: i.e. replacing the odd tile: fine. re-roof means building control, simples
     
  13. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    Ok.thanks very much for confirming once again.shame he seemed like a decent guy and his quote was very competitive. But I can't do something without going down the legal route, I wouldn't sleep.
     
  14. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    I suppose I could ask him if he would be offended if I applied, but I don't want to get into a situation where feathers start to get ruffled,
     
  15. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    Buy cheap pay twice is the motto in this game
     
  16. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    Would we say £10,000 for a new roof.(simple) was cheap !!!
     
  17. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    That was pitched not simple
     
  18. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    Depends how big the roof is!!
     
  19. moving1moretime

    moving1moretime New Member

    Small detached gable at each end, up and over not a massive roof by most comparisons , probably half the height of your average semi.
     
  20. Jimmycloutnail

    Jimmycloutnail Active Member

    Hip? Gable? House, bungalow? slate, tile? Priced a 100m/2 re roof recently and was close to 30k as thermal performance needed to be upgraded to current regs as it was priced correctly with building control involvement
     

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