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Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2014’

  • Barn change of use

    We have a large stone built barn as part of our property. We wish to use this as a commercial kitchen. Would we be required to seek planning permission for a change of use for this building? Question Posted By – Matthew Hooks In Area …

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  • One story extension close to boundary

    My neighbours have an extension I feel that they’re building is too close to my house ? Question Posted By – angela thompson In Area – North East Scotland

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  • Replacement stairway

    Considering replacement of steep, narrow (650 mm wide) stairway. Firstly do I need a building warrant to replace the stairway so it is less steep? If yes, replacement treads and risers can meet building regulations but the width cannot be changed from 650 mm due …

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  • Change of roof planning permission?

    Hi, My current home in Edinburgh has a UPVC plastic roof which lets out a lot of heat and let’s in a lot of noise! I would like to replace it for a glass roof but do I need planning. Thanks, Henry jones Question Posted By …

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  • Planning permission for a Barn Conversion

    Is it possible to get planning permission to build a log cabin to live in on the footprint of what was once a barn? The foundations and one wall of the barn are still there. There are no other buildings within the vicinity. Question Posted …

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  • How to keep your home safe from carbon monoxide poisoning

    Everyone wants to keep their home safe. We install burglar alarms to deter intruders and smoke alarms to alert us to fires; we fit child-proof locks on the windows and stairs, and we keep sandbags in storage in case of a flood. But a shocking …

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  • Driveway Boundary

    Dear Sir/Madam, I am initially writing this email to gain as much information regarding my boundary lines and what my neighbours are entitled to do. Here is the background to the problem. I bought a new build house last year which has a single driveway …

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  • Adding glazed panels to porch roof

    I have a porch at the front of my detached property. It is not fitted with central heating. I want to increase the amount of natural light in the porch by replacing some of the concrete tiling on the roof with two fixed glazed panels. …

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