As with any installation, it’s important to make sure that your solid conservatory roof job adheres to all Building Regulations and that goes for refurbishment projects, as well as new-build.
Most solid roof conservatory projects don’t need planning permission, because they are classed as a permitted development, subject to certain terms that you can read about here on the planning portal.
However, unless your conservatory is just used as a small front porch, you will still need Building Regulations approval for your conservatory roof. This can be made simple by choosing a Leka Solid Roof, as it has been tested and assessed to be fully compliant with Building Regulation requirements.
Building Regulations for Leka Roof – The Compliant Solid Conservatory Roof System
The Leka solid conservatory roof systems has undergone a lengthy and in-depth assessment in order to be approved by JHAI, a Building Control Approved Inspector, who can issue the Building Certificate when the work has been completed and checked.
The Leka Roof System
The assessment by JHAI checks that the replacement conservatory roof system structurally is designed correctly to comply with Building Regulations. Condensation risk analysis reports and U-Value calculations are thoroughly checked on a regular basis to ensure that high standards are maintained. Because the system is installed by a Certified Leka Installer this high standard is continued through the whole installation process.
Leka Approved Fabricator
Window Warehouse is the Approved Leka Fabricator for the South Coast. All roofs are manufactured with care and precision so that installers can have an easy and straightforward time on site. This gives installers and the homeowner peace of mind that the roof they receive will be structurally sound and they can obtain a Building Certificate for the project.
Leka Certitifed Installers
To become a certified installer for Leka solid conservatory roof, companies must take part in an approved installer course and be certified by Leka. By training all installers, Leka & JHAI can be confident that roofs are installed to the very best standards.
How To Get Building Control Certificates From JHAI
To obtain a Building Control Certificate for your project using a Leka solid conservatory roof is, in most cases, pretty simple. Your Leka Certified Installer will provide you with the correct application form. It’s quite short and should be submitted to JHAI at least 2 weeks ahead of the start date to ensure that your project is registered with an initial seven days notice before works commence on site.
There is an administration fee of £225 plus VAT to cover the building certificate. Once this has been received, a site surveyor will be allocated to the project and will inspect the new roof installation on your conservatory when it is finished.
If all the requirements of the application form checklist are met, the surveyor will sign off your project and your Leka Installer will receive the completion certificate which they will forward on to you.
You can discover more about the Leka Replacement Roof or find a Leka Certified installer here.
If you’re an installation company and interested in becoming a Leka Certified Installer, talk to our team about booking a place on our next training day. Window Warehouse offers great support packages for Leka Certified Installers too.