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Applying for Change of Use When Renovating and Extending
Applying for Change of Use When Renovating and Extending
If you are renovating or extending a property that hasn’t been used for residential purposes, you will need to apply for ‘change of use’....
Converting Two Houses Into One
Converting Two Houses Into One
Converting two houses into one may give you the space you need but there are administrative and financial implications that need careful consideration as well as the…...
Extending a Listed Home
Extending a Listed Home
Extending a listed home is very difficult, time consuming and expensive, but it's worth exploring every avenue before giving up....
Extending Without Planning Permission
Extending Without Planning Permission
Getting planning permission can be a headache but there's a surprising amount you can do to extend your house without it....
Extending Your Home in a Conservation Area
Extending Your Home in a Conservation Area
Extending in a conservation area adds a layer of complexity to your project but the best policy is to find out what’s permissible before you start....
Extension Build Software
Extension Build Software
There's plenty of software that will be helpful in an extension building project and much of it may well be on your PC already....
Keeping in With the Neighbours
Keeping in With the Neighbours
Your neighbours might not be from hell, but if you don’t prepare them for your work, keep them informed as the work progresses, and make the effort to keep them sweet,…...
Obtaining Planning Permission
Obtaining Planning Permission
Obtaining planning permission for an extension need not necessarily be a difficult thing to do as long as you do your homework and play the game....
Planning Issues for Self Contained Annexes
Planning Issues for Self Contained Annexes
Self-contained annexes are a popular reason for building extensions but there are some pitfalls for the unwary in the areas of planning and council tax....
Raising the Finance for a Home Extension
Raising the Finance for a Home Extension
Whether you are just putting on a new porch or building a two-storey extension with a luxury kitchen and new master bedroom with en suite, the money will have to come…...
Setting a Budget for Your Extension
Setting a Budget for Your Extension
Budgeting correctly for any extension is critical and the more work you put into it at the beginning of the project the better your chances of getting to the end with…...
Using a Computer to Plan an Extension
Using a Computer to Plan an Extension
Anyone who has a computer in their home can now use it to plan their extension and get cost estimates with minimal, if any, outlay....
What to Do if You're Refused Planning Permission For An Extension Build
What to Do if You're Refused Planning Permission For An Extension Build
Having a planning application turned down isn't the end of the world although it might feel like it at the time. Assess why the application failed with cool detachment…...
When is an Annexe Not an Annexe?
When is an Annexe Not an Annexe?
Decided to build an annexe extension at your property? There are planning and tax implications depending on your intended use or even how you have fitted it out...does…...
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