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This is not required if you are building your cellar in single detached garages or outbuildings, but it is should you be installing it in a habitable space, such as in your home or an attached garage.
We can submit this application for you, prepared by our engineer and submitted to the local authority on your behalf. A building control officer will inspect the work during the installation, and issue a completion certificate once the cellar is finished.
If other building works are being undertaken (ie in a 'fit only' scenario), we can forward our calculation package onto your architect or builder so the documents can be included with the master building regulations application.
Is not usually required, but may be requested by the local authority if the property has already undergone extensive extensions or additions or is listed. In our experience a cellar has not yet been refused planning permission on the occasions that it was requested.
If you share a party wall and the cellar would be located within 3m of the party wall you will need to gain approval from your neighbours in order for works to take place. We recommend that you approach them to discuss the potential works in the first instance, they may be happy to give approval upon viewing our consultant engineers calculations or they may wish to gain a party wall award. If a party wall surveyor is needed this process can take between 2-4 weeks.
If the property is a listed building a listed buildings application will need to be made to the local authority for approval, it can take up to 8 weeks from the application being accepted until approval is received.
If a listed buildings application (which included the cellar at the time) was submitted prior to 21st March 2012 to the local authority, VAT will be zero rated assuming installation is completed and the bill paid by March 2015.
If a listed building application was made after the date of 21st March 2012 and the installation is after 30th September 2012 the VAT is applicable.
Whilst the actual process from initial enquiry to final sign off is the same across the UK, we have a tailored solution for Scotland’s building regulations. A Building Warrant is normally required for any structural changes to your property ( extensions/demolition/alterations etc). The installation of a Spiral Cellar falls into this category.