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Monthly Archive for: ‘September, 2013’

  • Chimney for wood burning stove

    I am planning to install a wood burning stove into my timber framed house in Blackburn (Aberdeenshire). The intension is to build a recess for the stove onto the exterior wall protruding outward and not into the room. I would also like to have an …

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  • Stairs for loft storage

    I have installed an 800wide stair in my new build instead of a loft hatch. Need to know the requirements for height etc for storage use only. there is only one room accessed from this. the area has been floored and has the water storage …

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  • Partial partition wall in garage

    Our house is 4.5 years old. When built the double garage has the homes utility area running along the back wall. It is very cold in the winter. We have looked at insulating the garage doors, but working out very expensive. If we were to …

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  • Replacement Garage

    At the moment I have a brick built garage at the rear of my property, i wish to replace it with block/roughcast wall and pitched roof. The garage at present is 0.5m form my boundry, do I need planning permision to rebuild?

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  • Summer House

    Hi there Hope you can help, I have bought some green belt land (a wood) and would like to build a summer house on it for me and my family for the weekends to stay in at the weekends while tending to the woodland. I …

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  • Retail shop

    I am opening a retail shop in an existing shopping centre. Do I need a building warrant if all I am doing is putting in free standing shelving units?

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  • Garage roof trusses

    I am getting my new garage built and would like to know if I can make my own or get a roofer to make the trusses do these need to be built by a specialist and be certified please let me know thanks.

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  • Coal house conversion to utility

    Changed a coal house to a utility room nearly 35 years ago. Originally the coal house was only connected to the house by an arched single brick wall. So the access was open to weather. I roofed the coal house, added 2 doors and did …

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  • New toilet/drainage

    Have an existing bathroom with sink. Want to put in a toilet. This entails 2.5 meters of plastic pipe to connect to the existing sewer drain which already runs down the outside of my property. The new pipe will be on the exterior of the …

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  • Change of use : office to residential

    In our recent search for new business premises, we came across an office that we feel would make an excellent conversion to residential. The solicitors advert advertises it as a ‘potential residential conversion opportunity’, but they were unwilling to help much more. Clearly we would …

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