Well heres a few things of note from 2000 building regs
- a structure that is not to regulations can be ordered to be pulled down provided that a notices is issued withn twelve months of te completein of that work.
Interesting Because completion is defined by the issueance of a building control certificate.....;)
- Bulding regulations do NOT apply to existing structures. They apply to BUILDING WORK which is defined as
Erection or extension of a building
Material alteration of a bulding, controlled service, or fitting (e.g.. fitting a new boiler, new windows etc.)
The provision of such as above (e.g. installation of a CH system)
Work when a material change of use is to take place. I take this to mean that e.g. converting a farmhouse to holiday flats, any or all of the work is covered.
Insertion of insulating material into cavity walls, Odd that they had to make a special case of that one.
Underpinning of a building. That's odd too.
Anwyay, in addition to that things like car ports are normally exempt from control.
Planning is anoher mater. Unplanned erections (sic!) may be required to be removed by the council. However I am fairly sure there is a statute of limitations on these: After 12 years its assumed no one really mnonded after all.