Removing a Stone Wall
I have a stone built house, and I want to know if it is possible to remove a 3m length of the wall in the sitting room to put in RSJ’s to facilitate the fitting of bifold doors?
Advice on Asbestos
I completed a self-build four bedroom bungalow in the mid-1970s, and all room ceilings were plastered with Artex, and the integral garage ceiling was lined with an asbestos insulating board. Both of these materials were in common use at the time, but now seem to be regarded as “dangerous”! Can you advise me as to [...]
How to Split Title Deeds and Self-Build in my Garden
I went to a solicitor to ask about splitting the title deeds of my current house to do a self-build in the garden of my current property. I was told that I can only split if there is a change of ownership. I want to finance the new build by using a mortgage on my [...]
Designing a Home with MVHR
I have two issues regarding fires and ventilation. I’m building a really well insulated house with MVHR. However, I want to install an old fashioned dog grate. We won’t need the heat, just the appearance but there will obviously be an issue with air leakage. I’m also concerned that we might end up with too [...]
External Dimensions of a Self-Build
Hi I’m currently building a house which is of a similar design to the house in the link below and I was wondering could you provide me the external dimensions of the house please. https://www.self-build.co.uk/home/open-plan-home/ Kind Regards
Planning Approval for a Driveway
Do I need planning approval to create a driveway from my front garden to gain access to the rear of my property? My house is along a private unmade up road, and the driveway would be made of gravel. There is no article 4 on my home.