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  • New Scottish Planning Fees

    From the 6th April 2013 new planning application fees will be introduced for Scottish planning applications. New fees can be summarised as, Construction of buildings, structures or erections for use as residential accommodation – £382 The erection of buildings – Where no floor space created …

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  • New Planning Application Fees for 2013 (Scotland)

    !! NEWS FLASH – PLANNING APPLICATION FEE INCREASE!! The draft Town and Country Planning (Fees for Applications and Deemed Applications) (Scotland) Amended Regulations 2013 will be laid in parliament on February 1, 2013. If approved by parliament these regulations will come into force 6 April …

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  • Choosing The Right Tradesman

    There are thousands of highly professional, skilled and genuine tradesmen across the UK – here’s a simple guide to help find a good one. Ask friends and family A recommendation from a friend or relative is the ideal way to find a trustworthy tradesman. Many …

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  • Switch on to Big Savings with LED Lights

    UK households could be saving a huge 90% on their lighting bills by simply replacing their traditional light bulbs with eco-friendly LED alternatives. By making the switch, people will not only make staggering savings, they will also cut their energy use and carbon emissions – …

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  • Planning for 2013

    Are you planning an extension, garage conversion or home improvements in 2013? Start planning now! With planning permission and building warrants taking between 4-8 weeks to gain approval and preparation of an application taking anything from 1-4 weeks think about starting the process now. By …

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  • New planning permission checklists

    Baffled by planning permission? Not sure if you need it or not? Do I Need Permission have made it even easier to find out if you need planning permission with our new planning permission checklists. Simply answer a few yes or no questions and get …

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  • 5 common planning permission mistakes

    1 – Going to big Everyone wants to maximise space when planning an extension, after all you want to get it right. Do your plans meet the permitted development rights for your type of project? If so you may not even need planning permission but …

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  • 7 home improvement mistakes

    Making alterations or extending your home can be an exciting process but don’t forget these common home improvement mistakes. 1 – Not applying for permission Check what permissions you require. One of the most common questions Do I Need Permission gets asked is “Do I …

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  • 5 Steps to start your loft conversion

    5 steps to your loft conversion before getting the experts involved. 1 – Cost With the average loft conversion costing anything from £20k to £30k before you start your loft conversion project consider what your specific conversion is going to cost. Is it cheaper to …

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  • Hidden Cost of Home Improvements

    Remodelling your dream home or developing a property can be exciting and fill you with creative inspiration. But amidst all the excitement it’s easy to get carried away and that budget you carefully worked out can quickly spiral out of control. Investigate Your new home …

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  • 10 Things you dont need planning permission for

    Not all works require planning permission. Here are 10 common projects that you don’t need planning permission for. 1. Conservatory You can add a conservatory to your home without planning permission if, It is at the rear of your property. Semi or terrace house – …

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