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‘Residential building control’ is an important part of ensuring that a home improvement project is done safely. A good quality structural engineer will look over the plans for your development and ensure that everything is done in line with local Building Regulations, and they should also be able to help you apply for planning permission if necessary.
If you fail to take residential building controls into account when designing a project, then not only could you be putting yourself in danger but you could also end up having to pay substantial penalties. You can avoid all of this by hiring a top notch structural engineer through Plentific. When you have posted a job with Plentific, some of the best structural engineers in your local area will be in touch to offer customised quotes. There will be no pressure to accept a quote, so you can take all the time you want to compare the reviews and qualifications of each of your candidates. Best of all, each and every job booked via Plentific will be covered by the Plentific Guarantee.
What do you need to know about residential building control?
Residential building control services are designed to make sure that large home improvement projects, such as extensions, conversions and refurbishments, are done in line with Building Regulations. These can vary significantly from one authority to the next, but one thing is certain: if you fail to take them into account, then your project could be in big trouble!
The first reason for this is that you will not have taken the proper precautions, which means the results of your project may not be structurally sound. The second is that your local authority can force you to reverse any unsafe or illegally completed work (at your own expense). Even if you manage to get away with it, you will not have the proper certificates of compliance for your project, which may make it difficult to sell your property.
To ensure that your structural engineer will finish your project to a high standard, you should be sure to screen your candidates. A structural engineer requires qualifications and training; your ideal candidate will have several years of experience at least. You should also look over their past projects and customer reviews: did they always get their work finished on time? Was their work to a high standard? Were they polite and courteous to their clients? A professional structural engineer should also have active professional indemnity insurance to cover their work.