I have identified a reasonably priced plot that usually would be something to steer clear of - it's outside (just) a village boundary and on greenfield land. However, the council in question (South Holland) are not currently meeting their five year housing supply requirement.
In addition to the Building Regulations Fee that needs to be paid to the local Council, how much should I budget to have a designer/architect/structural engineer perform the activities needed to achieve Full Building Regulations approval (i.e. structural calculations for house superstructure,...
Have come across services whilst digging at the rear of my house. Seam to consist of two metal pipes with outlets at the top. These out let's have been sealed with bitumen? Has anybody come across similar. Will try to upload pictures tomorrow as it is dark outside now, cheers.
I am interested in building a house in UK (looking for land right now). So I thought i need to start investigating prices and options.
So I would need to take mortgage for this project so need to know how much should i ask.
I want to build 100 squere meter bungalow house in East Anglia (...
We paid a certified contractor to place a sewer connection to our boundary but they claim to have met with other services that meant raising the pipe by 200mm to overcome them. This left the connection at exactly the same height as the waste outlet under the main slab of the house some 8m away (so...
Part M is for guidance. Does this mean sections of it can be ignored if it suits me to not do it? Specifically section 5.5 says unisex wheelchair accessible toilets should not be used for baby changing. This is a new build, building other than dwelling.
Hi all, we purchased a building plot over 4 months ago. Our solicitor will not let us sign the contract until the seller has sorted the easements for the connections for water and electric. The seller is refusing to do this and I also believe that this is the buyers responsibility? The problem is...
I am about to commence the construction of a timber framed bungalow/lodge which falls within the official definition of a mobile home. When the project is complete it will be my sole permanent residence. The work is covered under permitted development rights. Can the VAT be reclaimed in a similar...
I am hoping for a swift response, as our local planning authority seems to be trying to add a new condition, or to amend an existing one, 6 months after we received our planning permission.
To comply with their new condition (if it is added) will cost us a lot of time and money, and may even...
I'm building and extension using Sips and need to get the blockwork in. However I'm having trouble sourcing the 215x215x440 7n blocks and BC want to see the sole plate shot fired. Any ideas? 7n seems a big ask for a single storey extension but if I need to keep to 7n can I lay 100x215s on...