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By G. Di Leo

ISBN-10: 1850320438

ISBN-13: 9781850320432

This ebook offers a uncomplicated wisdom approximately approaches and other people considering changing, extending or changing homes. utilizing this data the home proprietor will be extra in a position to receive the very best carrier from pros and developers alike.

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The Local Authority will advise formally whether the proposal needs permission or not. This can take the same time as a Planning application, so in the author’s opinion, and only at the scale of work covered by the book, it is better to assume that the proposal needs permission. The costs are almost the same. There is a presumption for development, and all refusals must be based on planning grounds. Refusals based on alternative preferences of appearance can normally be challenged as unreasonable, except in conservation areas.

All the information will be used in producing pricing documents for the builder. The architect will advise after this survey if the budget needs to be increased to cover the cost of repairs, or unusual techniques required to overcome inherent problems. If opening up cannot be done, he will advise as to a realistic contingency to be allowed to cover the repair of suspected items. Plan of work 33 The condition survey can be done at the beginning of the job, if required, or the architect may postpone the survey until after this stage.

The builders should be similar in all respects to ensure that only the price determines which one is selected. The list will be compiled from builders that have been recommended by friends of the building owner, those that the architect knows by repute, or experience, or chosen from BEC, FMB, NRBA, or Local Authority register, or Yellow Pages. It will be a shortlist, being the result of vetting procedures carried out by the architect. If necessary, a visit to a few of the builder’s completed jobs, can help to assess the quality of their work, and whether or not it is what is required.

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