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1 young children and buying a second floor flat with a large roof terrace and low wall. How do I secure?

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Blinkyblink Sun 28-May-17 13:13:09

Second floor flat. Beautiful roof terrace, but low brick wall. I have a 4 and a 6 year old.

Any advice re how I can make this aspect safer? Glass panelling? Any idea of cost?

Many thanks

MissMillament Sun 28-May-17 13:16:13

I don't know about cost, sorry, but you would need to be sure that any alterations you want to make would be permitted before you go ahead with the purchase.

Blinkyblink Sun 28-May-17 13:20:19

Good point and vendor confirmed that permission has been granted by other free holders

MissMillament Sun 28-May-17 13:33:37

Would getting advice from a structural engineer be a good idea? Depends how big/complex a job it is.

Squishedstrawberry4 Sun 28-May-17 15:22:36

There are probably companies that specially make them. I'm not sure a structural engineer would be your person as you're not making structural changes, merely adding to an existing feature.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Sun 28-May-17 15:23:25

Does the low wall comply with building regulations? There are minimum heights for safety.

Squishedstrawberry4 Sun 28-May-17 15:27:29

www.balconette.co.uk/glass-balustrade/homepage?subsource=148646201-9792221921&gclid=CPOBlc3lktQCFda4GwodaAkHlQ

For example

Kokusai Mon 29-May-17 10:45:33

I'd do a glass balustrade and call some companies to get quotes.

Blinkyblink Mon 29-May-17 14:34:25

Thanks so much.

wowfudge Mon 29-May-17 14:49:05

The height of the wall is irrelevant if it and the property have been there longer than building regs.

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