Insulating 1990’s house
We are planning a large wrap-around extension to our 1990’s (1994) cavity wall house, which will leave two walls and the roof untouched. The extension will be ICF plus Thermoroof or other warm roof solution, so will be very well insulated and reasonably airtight. That leaves what to do to bring the remainder of the [...] Read more
Planning application c/o distance
Apologies for my question that may be very simple to all of you but I’m really struggling trying to figure it out. I’m about to put in an application for an extension to my property and I believe that I can go up to 6 m using a prior notification application. I don’t really need [...] Read more
Planning and Brownfield Sites
I’m looking into change of use and brownfield sites under the right to build, can someone explain how they work together as sets of rules in principle? When I look at the change of use guidelines, not all class B properties seem to be readily changeable to C3. However, when I look at the right [...] Read more
How do I get out of a £40,000 CIL charge?
I am being charged CIL (and a surcharge) on my self build because my agent says he posted the form but the council have no record of it. Do you have any advice? the bill is Almost £40000 Many thanks Barbara Read more
Site Clearance Costs
I just bought an acre of land with planning permission to build a large house, I had a quote for £18,600 for site clearance including, hedges, shrubs, rubble, stable and concrete base to give rough “blank canvas” for the start of building work. It also states allowed for removal of 5 grab hires, 40 yards [...] Read more
Can someone estimate the price of my wall?
Dear users, I need to estimate cost for building a wall with following specification: 19m long , 1.8m height, 250mm depth foundation 700 deep x 800 wide Clay soil to dig out but no soil to remove . Can leave on site Poured concrete with steel reinforcement bars Easy site access for 3 ton digger [...] Read more
How can I estimate my 3 storey house cost?
I am a self build property developer and I would like to cost the build of a 3 storey apartment block. The project block will contain 12 rooms in total. The build would be in the east midlands, can anyone help with estimated cost? Thanks Read more