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  • Loft Beams

    Hi, Over 10 years ago we moved some beams in the attic to create some floored space – based on a builders recommendation and confirmation that “it will be fine”. We have has another independent builder (neighbour) look at the beams and he has confirmed …

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  • Biomass Boiler

    Do I need a building warrant for a biomass boiler 500kw on a farm . It is used to dry wood chips and firewood for sale in the local area. We have now added the workers cottages to the system. No public access. subsequently we …

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  • Biomass Boiler

    Do I need a building warrant for a biomass boiler 500kw on a farm . It is used to dry wood chips and firewood for sale in the local area. We have now added the workers cottages to the system. No public access. subsequently we …

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  • Decking built on a shared flat roof (Listed Building & Conservation area)

    I am a joint owner of a flat roof, which my flat is underneath. I bought the property April 2017 when there was no decking. My neighbour has built decking on the roof. My concern is that no planning was granted, which I believe is …

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  • Planning Consent & Building Warrant regulations

    Good morning I’m in the process of buying a home on the Isle of Skye. Attached to the main house, is a single story lean-to store room (see photos A and B attached). On moving in to this property I’d like to replace the existing …

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  • Replacing windows .

    We live in a semi detached house with Bay windows front and back , we want to take the rear bay windows down to floor level , and replace the middle window with a door opening outwards to the garden do we need planning permission …

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  • Planning / building control

    New gas connection in a conservation area. Is planning permission or building warrant required? Question Posted By – Matthew Simpson In Area – East Central Scotland This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission …

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  • do i require planning permision and a building warrant

    I am intending to alter the roof i have on my conservatory which is 23 meters square. at the moment it si polycarbonate and i have had a quote to change this to a Metrolite tiled roof. do you know if i need to apply …

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  • Retrospective Planning Permission and BW

    Hi I am interested in buying a property that has a timber outbuilding that was erected in 2015. It sits on the footprint of an old garage that had been there since the 1960s. It is up against the boundary with the neighbouring property (no …

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  • Tree houses

    What are the regulations regarding the construction of a tree house in North Ayrshire Scotland…..do you need planning permission…..do you need a building warrent……what rules regards health and safety Question Posted By – Allan In Area – West Central Scotland This question has been asked …

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  • Driveway boundary

    We are in the process of buying a cottage in a row of 6 semi detached cottages. From the plans we have an equal amount of land for our drives as our neighbours cottage which would I think make sense. However our neighbours have a …

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