Fire breaks issues in flat-to-pitch-roof conversions of blocks of flats

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    Fire breaks issues in flat-to-pitch-roof conversions of blocks of flats

    A surveyor mentioned in passing to a friend that there would be new requirements coming in shortly which will cause problems for blocks owners / sellers of flats in blocks which have had their flat roofs converted to pitched. Apparently it is a fire break issue. This is a common alteration to LA blocks in my area. That's as much as they managed to glean.

    Does this ring any bells for anyone?
    Assume I know nothing.

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  • Consumer unit
    by billl
    Hi I have an issue come up when I had a new kitchen fitted, the builder brought in an electrician to connect the kitchen wiring and he had the attached comments. And is asking for £180 for a condition report which includes Electrical inspection, Electrical testing and Full report with certificate ECR....
    12-06-2021, 12:14 PM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by Neelix
    2 to 3 hours...
    14-06-2021, 09:31 AM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by billl
    The electrician has replied back with "Yes, NAPIT approved." Which is neither NICEIC or ECA. Is this satisfactory?

    I will ask hime how long he will be at the property for the report, thanks

    How long should he take for a two bed flat?...
    14-06-2021, 06:21 AM
  • Electrical Work and EICR
    by popotla
    I own a small flat in the East Midlands (rented out) and am told by the management company that electrical work needs doing.

    I was given an estimate and then asked for another. Between the two estimates, the costs, as regards four items, vary hugely. A new fan, for example would cost either...
    13-06-2021, 17:55 PM
  • Reply to Electrical Work and EICR
    by Neelix
    My advice to you is not to use the management companies sparks

    a flat would be between £120 and £150 but remember that’s just to inspect and test, if you get C1 or C2 codes then remedial costs would be on top

    as for your quotes - £100 for a fan replacement is probably...
    13-06-2021, 19:47 PM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by Neelix
    Back to the op, £180 in London isn’t much for an EICR so before you give the go ahead to the spark ask him how long he will be in the property? If he says about 1 hour then don’t use him....
    13-06-2021, 08:09 AM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by jpucng62
    There is quite a lot of time / work involved in the EICR so I'm not surprised at the £180. He can't know the scope of the problem without doing this. What comes next will depend on what he finds. It sounds like you could be in for a large bill bill you need to get this sorted and what price safety?...
    13-06-2021, 06:08 AM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by billl
    Thank you both for your advice, I just went with what the management agent recommended builder. This is the second time and has not worked out well. I have asked the current electrician if he is a full scope Approved Contractor, Thanks

    The electrician is insisting to have a condition...
    12-06-2021, 22:10 PM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by baldelectrician
    I agree- I get most of my work from word of mouth and existing customers....
    12-06-2021, 21:02 PM
  • Reply to Consumer unit
    by baldelectrician
    Use a fully approoved contractor.

    Part P only is not fully time (apprenticeship) served usually

    I would suggest a full scope Approved Contractor (either NICEIC or ECA)
    12-06-2021, 21:01 PM
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