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  • conservatory extension

    Hi all,
    I'm looking for a bit of advise. I'm in the process of buying a house which has a conservatory addition to the kitchen, but there is no door separating the conservatory from the kitchen - it is used as an open plan kitchen / breakfast room. From my understanding, there has to be an external quality door for it to be a conservatory.
    It was the open plan of this room that we really liked about the house. After the survey picked up that there should be building regulations for this addition, the sellers have told us they don't have building regulations or any paperwork about the addition (it has been added on 2-3 years ago).
    We are a bit skeptical about the lack of details and lack of building regulations. We don't want a door between the two rooms as it defeats the purpose of the open plan room.
    Do you think we should ask for retrospective building regulations or ask for indemnity insurance? Our offer is for the asking price so we don't really want to buy something we are not 100% sure about. We are not concerned about reducing the price, we just want everything to be legally sound.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: conservatory extension

    If you are happy with the look etc then simply take insurance to cover yourselves.

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    • #3
      Re: conservatory extension

      Get the buyers to get Building Regulation approval, if indeed any is required.
      It may even need planning permisssion too!
      I am sure the external door of the conservatory is of the required quality.

      In any event do not proceed unless you are satisfied.
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