In July of this year's vice-governor of St. Petersburg, Alexei Sergeyev made a special statement governing the installation of glass in the city. Somewhat earlier, local authorities decided to return to its former appearance residential and administrative buildings of the northern capital. Officials asked to agree the projects previously carried out work on glazing public and residential urban sites. Authorities rely on a government decree St. Petersburg 1135 of 14.09.2006 according to which "the location of windows on the facade of their size, character and appearance of the device must comply with architectural design of the facade, space and volume of the building and structures, provided design decision. Changing the device and the equipment boxes is permitted provided a single, integrated solution based on an architectural project, agreed with the pga, and for objects cultural heritage – with kgiop. As explained by Mr.
Sergeyev, if the apartment owner to install new windows will maintain their shape and appearance, no approval will be required. "If there is a desire to change something, one would have to undergo a simple procedure – to apply, without any unnecessary projects and supporting documentation. During the month, the district architect will provide the answer, where will the valid parameters change, "- noted vice-governor. "Strengthening the authorities' attention to the problem of the appearance of the buildings is quite natural – says Rafik Alekperov, head of Customer Service Group propleks (one of the founders of the Russian market of pvc profiles). – Modern features glass houses led to the violation of the integrity of the image of many buildings. And this applies not only to residential buildings but also monuments. Therefore, stricter requirements for compliance style is quite justified.
In addition, there are now PVC-profiles of different colors and configurations, which allows you to find the right solution in each individual case. " By the way, most people today do not even know what glazing and changing the appearance of balconies / loggias also requires approvals. Moreover, in many countries around the world (not excluded that Russia will follow this practice), there are strict requirements and their "filling". For example, Several months ago, authorities in Tashkent said that the extreme measure of hung out laundry on the balconies would be eviction. Stringent requirements for the appearance of loggias and windows are dictated not only by the desire to preserve the appearance of cities, but also the need to prevent emergencies. "During the replacement of windows change might occur SNiPovskih standards, the deviation from the rules – says Valery Grebenyuk, Chief engineer of the municipal enterprise " 2" Solikamsk. – For example, instead of a small window box set a little more. " The result of such repairs can become a violation of the structural integrity of the building with all consequences. " Being the most "visible" part of the interior, windows and balconies, however, has long been seen by the authorities. Today this issue is given a new meaning: the legal requirements are become stricter. This should remember everyone who has conceived to replace the windows or repair the balcony.