Planning Permission

What do you Need for Outline Planning Permission?

Planning permission is the system that allows additions or alterations to existing buildings as well as the erection of new ones.  It is a system put in place by the government and administered by local councils who have planning departments.  Not all changes or additions to a home need planning permission but if they do,…

Self-Build-Vs-Renovation

Self-Build or Renovate?

One of the big questions you face when you are considering a new home is whether to self-build or to renovate an existing property.  There’s a lot of factors to consider for both options and ultimately, the choice is an entirely personal one. But let’s look at a few key considerations that might help you…

orangerie

Oak Orangery; Why Add One to Your Home?

When you decide to extend your home, there are lots of options.  From conservatories to two-storey brick-built designs, there’s lots of things you can add.  And some styles even come without the need for planning permission. An orangery is related to a conservatory but has clear differences and reasons why it might be perfect to…

How to Cost Your Extension

With any home development project, one of the biggest considerations is the cost.  Most of us will have a budget of some kind to work with but how do you know what you can do with this budget?  How do you select the right kind of extension for your home but also your budget? Self-build…