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We are currently in the middle of a planning application for our 4 bed detached self build property. It is at the end of an unadopted Lane,which then has a driveway of about 100meters up to the property. We are being told that a fire engine needs to be able to turn around at the property, so not to...
Jackson82
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I am self building an extension using SIPs with a an exterior cladding hence no outer brick/block skin. My problem arises when looking at the DPC which is under the soleplate finished floor level. The bifold doors would then sit on top of this and leave an upstand of 86mm. As it is an extension I...
Scubatt
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Hi Can anyone give me advice on how best to persuade my local council to grant access rights to my proposed build site, there would be 8 x 2bed apartments and 1 x contemporary 3-4 bed house. I would have to cross a council path from a no through road. I am a new self-builder. No plans have been...
Peter Stephens
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Advice needed! I have lived in a property where I obtained planning permission for house renovations, which involved taking down the first floor and extending up using timber frame. The timberframe company was not willing to give us warranty as the ground floor structure was found to be not strong...
Alflil
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Prompted by the article on SolR Water Heating in the June 2017 BuildIt, I'd like some clarification on the point about not being eligible for RHI if solar collectors make any contribution to space heating eg via thermal store systems. I'm puzzled because an example given (Roger and Jo...
CarolineEssex
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I have a young family. We are currently renting. We've been trying to buy a house now but the price for what you get really isn't great. When we do find something we like, that we can work on, there are so many bidders that we'd have to throw money away just to get the property. I...
akd
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I am informed that I must put a ramp in place to allow disabled access, not happy about this at this time in our lives, maybe later. Is there an alternative ie can a mobile ramp be brought into play
Kirkee
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Hello, I'm in the fortunate position of having identified an infill plot within a family property. My intention is to split and transfer the land once I obtain planning permission to build a small house. I've been advised two different points which have made it a little tricky: 1) Perform...
aims
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Hi, We finished a self-build project last year and we're only now getting round to applying for completion. Building standards state they require a Q50 airtightness result between 5 and 7, our test has come in at 2.79. I've been informed that it's not as simple as putting a couple of...
Montgomery
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Hi We live in a green belt area and are planning to demolish our property and rebuild. Planning policy stipulates that we are able to demolish the property but we cannot build anything materially larger than the existing building. We had been told that often with rebuilds, your PD rights are...
Teddy14
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