Nowadays it’s all about green living and environmentally friendly options. Here at Allcott Associates, we do our best to give our clients all the information they need to reduce their carbon footprints.
With this in mind, it’s no wonder the demand for solar panels is set to double over the next twelve months. Installing solar panels to your house guarantees a future return, but installing them to your roof will cause some issues.
Solar panels may have an impact on your home’s structure. Most significantly, solar panels will increase the load on your existing roof structure. It is therefore necessary to contact a structural engineer who can drawn up an appraisal of the roof frame to determine whether it can support the new load.
To install a solar panel you do not need planning permission, but the following does apply:
● Panels should not be installed above the ridgeline and should project no more than 200mm from the roof or the wall surface.
● If your property is a listed building, installation will likely require an application for listed building consent.
● Panels should not be sited so that they tarnish the overall appearance of the building.
● When no longer needed for micro-generation, they should be removed as soon as possible.
Get in touch today and Allcott Associates can help you install solar panels without compromising your home’s structure.