14. Other structures
This section includes photovoltaic solar panel arrays in both urban and rural zones, outdoor fireplaces or ovens, temporary storage stacks and plinths.
The table below shows the exemptions included in this section and the professional you will need to hire.
|Description*||Is an authorised professional legally required?||Who can provide professional advice?|
|14.1||Ground-mounted solar panel arrays||No||Electrician or Chartered Professional Engineer|
|14.2||Ground-mounted solar panel between 20 and 40 sqm in size (outside rural zones)||Yes||Electrician or Chartered Professional Engineer|
|14.3||Permanent outdoor fireplaces and ovens||No||Licensed Building Practitioner or Chartered Professional Engineer or Plumber or Gasfitter|
|14.4||Temporary storage stacks||No||Licensed Building Practitioner or Chartered Professional Engineer|
|14.5||Plinths||Yes||Chartered Professional Engineer|
*Owners must look at the relevant section of guidance to identify under which detailed conditions the building work qualifies for the exemption.