Synseal’s recently-launched Celsius Solid Roof system is now fully approved and registered by the LABC (Local Authority Building Control) under certificate number EW550.
Construction of a completely new structure or replacement of an existing conservatory roof with a solid roof will involve a statutory obligation to submit a Building Regulations application.
The LABC is a not-for-profit membership organisation that represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales, aiming to ensure that all buildings are habitable, dry, safe and warm. With over 3,000 professional surveyors and building technicians working in local authority building control, the LABC provides a consistent national service that is delivered locally.
Celsius Solid Roof has also been submitted for approval by the LABSS (Local Authority Building Standards Scotland) who are currently assessing the system under the Scottish Building Regulations.
With 4 million conservatories installed in England alone identified by a survey carried out on behalf of the DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change), the market opportunity for retrofitting these building extensions is extensive and the fast-fitting Celsius Solid Roof has been carefully designed with an all-timber core construction to provide a truly warm yet relatively lightweight structure that will not unduly stress existing conservatory window walling structures and foundations.
“We know that submitting a Building Regulations application can seem a little daunting for busy roofing installers,” comments Neville Gleed, Synseal’s Roofing Technical Manager “so Synseal has partnered with the LABC and ASW Consultants to give two ways of making this process easier. The LABC provides the established public sector route to compliance and ASW are specialist private sector building control consultants who can also help our customers achieve local approval.”