Structural Repair Exemption

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.