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Do I need Planning Permission for an extension?

Published: April 12, 2012

This will of course depend on the nature of the work you are intending to do.  The responsibility for gaining necessary consents rests with the owner of the property.  It is the owner who will be liable for any rectification works, so it always pays to find out. Many common projects can fall outside the [...]

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Ready for Rain?

Published: February 10, 2012

Spring approaches and with it thoughts of that brief window we call summer.  We have all been stuck inside for too many months.  That is of course the catch with the British summer; are we to be outside in the sunshine or watching the rain bounce on the patio.  How many times have you heard [...]

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Insulation, Insulation, Insulation

Published: December 24, 2011

It may not deliver big attention grabbing headlines but insulation is a vital if un-glamorous part of your home. A well-insulated home is both more comfortable and fuel efficient than a poorly insulated one. The easiest time to install insulation is during construction, this would be supervised by building control. They ensure that the insulation [...]

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