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Do you need a planning permission to re-roof your house?

It is not an easy answer. But, if you are re-roofing the whole property or more than a quarter of your roof, then you will need to submit a Building Regulations application form to your local council. They will advise you on what you will need to do so you can rest assured that you’re following all regulations and procedures.

Bear in mind, that your local Council may forbid the change of a particular roofing material like local stone, local slate or thatching for a modern material (especially if the project is to happen in the conservation area).

So, keeping it simple, you do not normally need to apply for planning permission to re-roof your house or to insert roof lights or skylights as long as your project meets the following conditions:




​The roof is an important part of your house that should be kept in a good condition to protect you and your family from the sun and snow, lightning and rain. To extend the life of your roof you should start protecting your home by using some simple observation skills.

To extend the life of your roof you should start protecting your home by using some simple observation skills. Simply, keep an eye on the internal and external signs of the problems that your roof might show and do regular inspections two times a year – spring and fall. These simple techniques will save you a fortune and will also be a big plus if you decide to sell your home in the future.