Urban balcony garden

When Is planning permission required for decking

When is Planning Permissions Required for Decking? Adding decking to the rear of your home can create an attractive focal area.  It is ideal for garden furniture and the barbecue, offering a place to spend time outside in the warmer months.  But do you need planning permission to add decking to your garden? Permitted development…

planning

When is Planning Permission Needed?

Planning permission basics Generally, if you are building something new, making a major change to the building such as an extension or changing the use of a building, then you will likely need planning permission.  To find out, you can contact your local planning authority who will be able to confirm if this is the…

Add Value to Your Home

Ways to Add Value to Your Home

The planning stage According to recent studies, over half of homeowners have done some form of home improvements in the last 12 months and of them, 25% say they have done it specifically to add value to their house.  This can be anything from adding an oak framed garage to renewing the kitchen and all…

Extending your home

What is Self Build?

What being a self-builder means If the idea of being the person doing to the actual building fills you with terror, then don’t worry – the idea of self-build doesn’t always mean you do the building yourself.  In fact, there are lots of different self-build options, ranging from self-build properties to a self build extension…