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Class Q was introduced in 2014 as a form of permitted development designed to help ease the pressure on housing in rural areas. This type of planning permission allows the change of buildings that meet certain criteria from agricultural to residential use.
Are you considering hiring an architect but are unsure how much it will cost? There is no black and white answer to how much an architect will cost as an architect's fee will vary depending on the size and nature of the project. An architect will usually clearly define their fees before starting a project, or they will charge by the hour. There is no standard UK architect fee, so it is advisable to discuss payment with an architect before hiring them for a project.
Building a house is something many of us dream of. A brand new home, built to your own specification. What’s not to love? But before you can even begin to turn it into more than just a dream, you need to know how much your dream is going to cost.
Are you considering a loft extension? Maybe you need extra space for your growing family, such as an extra bathroom or even a second living room. No matter what your needs are, a loft extension is a great way to create additional living space without moving home, whilst also adding value to your property.
Whether you want to transform your existing home, or plan to redesign a new home before you move in, you may be considering your options. One of those would be knocking down a wall that separates rooms to transform the space.
With the potential difficulty of moving home in uncertain economic times, many are now looking to alternatives which will enable them to stay in their current locations yet help them expand their space. Building a single-storey extension is a popular solution that provides space whilst adding value to one's home.
What Is A Hip To Gable Conversion? A hip to gable conversion is an increasingly popular way to extend the loft space of your property. Most homes have a typical "hipped" roof which means all the sides slope inwards. This means the space below this sloping surface is virtually unusable. However, if the sloping sides of either end of the roof are replaced by vertical walls (or gables), suddenly this area becomes a lot more accessible and easy to utilize. This can be done on a single or even both sides of a property's preexisting roof. People often use this transformation to give space for an additional bedroom, office or recreational room.