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,…

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Extension Beginner’s Guide

Extension Beginner’s Guide There are lots of reasons why you need more space in your home.  Maybe the family is expanding, or someone is coming to live with you.  Perhaps you need more space to do the things you enjoy.  Whatever the reason, the simplest answer to gaining more space is not to move to…

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When is planning permission required for a fence

When is Planning Permission Required for a Fence? Strangely, putting up a fence can require more consideration than putting up a conservatory or converting your garage.  This is because while it is a measure aimed at improving your home, it is also something that happens on the boundary with another property.  And that’s where it…

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Is planning permission needed for an Orangery?

Is Planning Permission Needed for an Orangery? When it comes to extending your property, there are many different options.  From single storey brick built extensions to conservatory styles and even an oak orangery, there is no shortage of options.  If you plan to add an orangery, the first question to have answered regards the planning…

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What roof covering on my DIY self build

What Roof Covering on my DIY Self Build? One of the biggest decisions when embarking on a self-build project is to decide on what roofing material you want to add.  Roofs account for 20-30% of the visible exterior of the house and that means it plays a big part in the look of the property…

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How to apply for planning permission

How to Apply for Planning Permission The idea of planning permission has put off many a home improvement project.  It appears to be a complex process with a random chance of a positive outcome and a complex means of application.  But the truth is that it doesn’t need to be such a maze of bureaucracy…