Classifications of Structural Work
What type of work is classed as being structural?
Examples of work which would be considered to be structural include:
- major roof repairs, leaving the property open to the elements
- removing/replacing internal and external supporting walls
- removal of floor joists or staircases
- repair/renewal of foundations
- where internal walls have been removed
- Removal of floorboards in the majority, or all of the property.
- Where a property is totally gutted, and is in effect a shell.
What type of work is not classed as being structural?
Examples of work which are not considered to be structural include:
- replacing a kitchen or bathroom
- installation of heating systems
- re-plastering walls
- rewiring or re-plumbing
- replacing windows/doors
- removal of floorboards in one or two rooms but the remainder of the house is habitable
- general redecorating
- removal of internal dividing walls, which are not load bearing
- minor roof repairs.