Building Work

At Ete Energy Ltd we always comply with building control with regards notifiable works. With this in mind we can never be the cheapest, but you will not have any problems should you require to sell your home.

Building Regulations


According to Trading Standards, it is estimated that more than 106,000 complaints about rogue traders are logged every year. Disreputable companies carrying out substandard work wastes £1.5billion each year, as consumers have to fund the repairs to the damage they cause.

The local authority may serve an enforcement notice on the property owner requiring them to alter or remove work which contravenes the regulations (section 36 of the 1984 Act). If the owner does not comply with the notice the local authority has the power to undertake the work itself and recover the costs of doing so from the owner.

Notwithstanding the possibility of enforcement action, you should also bear in mind that without a completion certificate from building control for notifiable works, the contravention may only come to light when you wish to sell your property. If the work has been done cheaply and without building control involvement, the work will not be registered and therefore a local land search at time of the mortgage application will highlight the omission and the mortgage application refused. You will then have the cost of rectification maybe years after the contractor has gone.

Alleviation of Risk

Ete Energy Ltd will always carry out works to current building regulations involving local building control on notifiable works.

The list of works below is not exhaustive but covers the main refurbishment requirements.

  • Electrical – Notification is done by a registered competent person, through NICEIC or ELECSA
  • Windows and Doors – Notification is done by a registered competent person, through FENSA
  • Structural – Structural Alterations require local building control approvals and certification.
  • Ceilings – Where more than 25 per cent of a ceiling below a cold loft space or flat roof is being replaced then building regulations would normally apply, and the thermal insulation of that ceiling would normally have to be improved.
  • Floors – Renovation of more than 25 per cent of a solid or suspended floor involving the replacement of screed or a timber floor deck would have to meet the standards required by the building regulations Approved Documents.
  • Walls Both Internal and External– Removal of more than 25% of existing wall coverings back to the main fabric (stone, block, brick) requires the refurbished wall to meet the standards required by the building regulations Approved Documents. To Find out if you require any permissions and for further Information please check the links below

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