Altering, Extending and Converting Houses: An owner's guide by G. Di Leo

By G. Di Leo

This e-book offers a uncomplicated wisdom approximately approaches and other people concerned about changing, extending or changing homes. utilizing this data the home proprietor might be extra capable of receive the very best provider from execs and developers alike.

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No individual, without training, can do all building trades by himself. It is inevitable that some sub-contractors will be used. (2) Some work is done by the house owner, most of the work being done by the builder. ADVANTAGE The building cost is reduced Appendix (1) 50 DISADVANTAGES The house owner will have to perform his work at a time that does not inconvenience the builder, thus avoiding penalty costs. This may not be practicable. The standard of work achieved will have to be good enough to be accepted by the owner if he was paying someone to do it for him.

A notice is given to Building Control, who must accept or reject it within 10 days. If 10 days pass without rejection work can start. The Inspector must see the plans before work starts, and a plans certificate should be obtained from him. At the end of construction, he will give a final certificate, if the works have been completed to his satisfaction. The procedure, timescale, and fees must be negotiated with the Inspector. Plan of work 35 Appeals There are procedures for appealing against rejection of plans, and notices requiring removal of work, and for relaxations of requirements.

A receipt is normally issued by the Local Authority. The Local Authority must determine the application within eight weeks, or an extended period by agreement. If agreement is not given, the applicant may appeal against a deemed refusal. The Authority, effectively a sub-committee of councillors, will grant or withhold permission on the advice of the Planning Officer concerned with the application. They can ignore his advice, but will have good reasons for doing so. Certain types of application are dealt with under delegated powers, which means that the officer concerned has the authority to grant or refuse permission.

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