re: change of use

re: change of use

Postby construct_06 » Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:52 pm

What is required for a chanage of use application to the LA.

Eg. - from 'Office Space' to ''Small Restaurant'

Would a Fire Cert be required for this change of use?

If an existing Fire Cert is in place could that be used ( id imagine not as the use is changing)

Are drawings of the internal layout required (Existing and Proposed)

Are Elevations and Sections Required.

Help appreciated
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Re: change of use

Postby PVC King » Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:22 pm

Yes a fire cert would be required given the intensification of use and because it would be covered by a different set of regs

If you have the money for legals to apply for the licence you have the money for professional advice in relation to fire safety compliance

I would further pay an architect to advise on any changes to patitions etc

You have to spend money to make money
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Re: change of use

Postby JacobsSlave » Fri Dec 15, 2006 4:45 am

A fire cert is definitly required as pvc king said.

As with most applications, you will be required to submit plans, elevations and sections, both proposed and new. I assume the elevations will change somewhat.. i.e signage etc . the section, as the building is existing, does not have to be terrible detailed. Main thing is heights and a section through any additional structure . i.e extension to existing building, or if your altering floor, ceiling, eaves or ridge heights, all this must be shown, and prob be worded in the advert. Without knowing or seeing the extents of changes, I'm afraid i cant tell you exactly what you need.

To sum up.. a new fire cert is needed, with the internals partitions, if stud etc, will most likely need to be upgraded as a restaurant is deemed high risk. Its safer lodging both proposed and existing plans, elevations and sections so as to cover everything from a council point of view. You may also need to submitt details of signage for the proposed office.. if applicable.

Hope this helps..

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Re: change of use

Postby construct_06 » Fri Dec 15, 2006 6:32 pm

Cheers guys, good answers.

ill take all that on board.
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