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Hi I had a small plot retained from the sale of a house in 2006. Due to planning and English nature this went on the back burner for 9 years. When planning protocol had changed, the neighbour and I put in for planning and was duly passed after time. I purchased her half for 80k which was half the...
NMHARLEY
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A hexagon designed post & beam house. I have an idea of my own which is a six angle round building (hexagon) of 7.6 meters (25’) each side. Circumference: 7 x 7.65 = 53.55 meter (176’). This gives a surface of 150sqmeters (1614sqft) living space. In the middle a masoned construction for a...
Marbert
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At Build It Live in Kent yesterday, someone asked which was the best building material from the point of view of acoustics. The panel largely concluded that all approved building materials create homes with adequate acoustics these days, but that masonry is still the best option for good acoustics(...
WRH
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We are replacing a workshop/ garage with an Oak framed larch clad building. We have planning permission for a workshop / store / home office. The project is being undertaken by a local firm and project managed by them. It is nearing completion but there are various aspects that I remain unhappy...
BillB
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we are renovating an old commercial building into a home. we would like to put in a bank on windows approx 8m total width. It is a single story building with a pitched roof. Timber frame. Brick clad. What do I need to consider. Do I need structural engineer? There are two existing windows within...
lioneb
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I have agreed that my architect will continue to be funded until the end of the build. We have had very silly quotes for a turnkey solution. I would like to use a project manager and take each section stage by stage. He has rejected one builder who may have been keen. I am subject to a party wall...
philip123
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I requested a visit from building regs surveyor and they told me not required as building less than 30 meters sq. Surveyor phoned me and said could go ahead form concrete base as no regulations. Base formed in reinforced cement. Had to put in two drains into existing system. All carried out as per...
gerry farrant
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We are looking at purchasing an Atcost barn that has been partially converted. The Atcost shell remains. It has a slab base on which are brick courses. Its blocks and timber and partially insulated. It has a floor and stairs. The Roof is the old corrugated Atcost roof. The owner says he has...
Djcrista
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We are about to undertake a major renovation that qualifies for 5% VAT, but will be doing some of the work ourselves. I had assumed that providing we give the evidence of the property being empty for over 2 years to the building supplier (with whom we have an account) we will be billed at 5% Vat....
Willoughby2
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Do you need approval for the building materials you are going to use to build a new house eg bricks roof tiles
Andy Mason
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