Renovations – do I need permission

Renovations – do I need permission

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Good Afternoon,
I am planning to buy a property, and found one that is of interest to me. Lots of work needs to be done there though (built in 1989 and not renovated at all).
Do I need permissions in Scotland for :
1) Installing a new boiler and a new hot water storage tank?
2) connecting shower to this new water tank and making new plumbing for it?
3) replacing the bathtub?
4) replacing tiles and anything else in the bathroom (toilet, sink) and kitchen (furniture, oven, sink)?
5) Taking the floor out, insulating it between the structure (timber suspended floor), putting a new one on top?
6) Insulating the attic
7) destroying a non-load bearing wall
8) extending the conservatory or making a new one
9) extending the attic area to another floor (it’s a bungalow)
10) plugin the garage to the electricity

Regards
Matt
Question Posted By – mateusz tyrk In Area – East Central Scotland
This question has been asked in a Scottish region any response below will be specific to Scottish Planning Permission or Building Regulation advice.

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission05-31-2016

    Hi Muteusz.

    1) Installing a new boiler and a new hot water storage tank?

    You would not require a building warrant for this.

    2) connecting shower to this new water tank and making new plumbing for it.

    Is this creating a new shower room or or just adding a shower in to an existing bathroom? If adding to existing bathroom you would not require building warrant for this.

    3) replacing the bathtub?

    Replacing an existing bath you would not require building warrant for this.

    4) replacing tiles and anything else in the bathroom (toilet, sink) and kitchen (furniture, oven, sink)?

    No permission required for this.

    5) Taking the floor out, insulating it between the structure (timber suspended floor), putting a new one on top?

    You would require a building warrant for any for that effects the structure of the building.

    6) Insulating the attic

    No building warrant would be required for this.

    7) destroying a non-load bearing wall

    No warrant required as long as non loadbearing.

    8) extending the conservatory or making a new one

    Dependant on size but most likely to require a warrant.

    9) extending the attic area to another floor (it’s a bungalow)

    Building warrant would be required.

    10) plugin the garage to the electricity

    No warrant required.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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