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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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  • Cavity Wall Insulation

    What is cavity wall insulation? Cavity wall insulation is where the space (cavity) between the external leaf and internal leaf of your homes external wall are filled with an insulation material. It can be fitted in both traditional (brick or block) buildings and timber framed …

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  • Planning A Wetroom

    Wet rooms are a modern way to achieve a streamlined bathroom. But before you rip out your existing bathroom consider carefully if a wet room makes the best use of space and suits your lifestyle. What is a wet room? A wet room is when …

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  • Renewable Energy Grants

    Thinking of installing renewable energy in your home? Did you know you can get up to £1250 towards the cost of a new system from UK government? The Renewable Heat Premium Payment is designed to help towards meeting the costs of installing renewable technologies in your …

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  • We Need You

    We need Scottish home improvement companies to list on our Who Can Help pages. With thousands of visitors every month looking for help with their home improvement projects we need Professionals, Specialists, Tradesmen, Builders and Suppliers to list with us. It’s completely FREE and includes …

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  • Boiler Scrappage Vouchers (Scotland)

    Thinking of replacing your old boiler? Did you know you can apply for a £400 voucher towards the cost? Scotland has one of the most ambitious CO2 emission reduction targets in the world. The installation of an efficient heating system is one effective way of reducing …

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  • Free Insulation

    Offers are available for free and discounted insulation from the Scottish Government and your local council. Homes can lose heat easily if they aren’t properly insulated, over 50% of the heat is lost through the roof and walls. Energy is expensive, so one of the best …

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  • Improving your Homes Energy Efficency

    With rising energy prices and more consideration for the environment the energy efficiency of our homes is becoming an increasingly talked about subject. Here are Do I Need Permissions tips for improving your homes energy efficiency. Windows and doors Ensure your windows and doors are …

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  • A Porch without Planning Permission or Warrant

    Fed up of shoes, coats and bags lying about the hall or nowhere to store the vacuum? A porch could be the ideal way to gain extra storage space and enhance the look of your property. Building something without planning permission or building warrant is …

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  • Cost Effective Extensions (Garage and Loft Conversions)

    Garage and loft conversions are one of the simplest and cheapest ways to add space to your home. With most of the structure already in place a garage conversion can be as simple as removing the existing garage door and replacing with a window, forming …

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  • Planning your extension

    An extension offers many benefits, but in order to get the most out of it you need careful planning. Adding an extension to your home will not only provide you with space that you can use however you desire but it also has the potential …

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