What do I need to consider when designing a house extension?
Before you consider extending your house, it is important to ensure that all spaces within the existing house are being used most effectively and efficiently. You may find that with some moderate re-planning of existing rooms can avail the space you are seeking for a particular use either by making those existing spaces work harder in terms of 'adaptability' or reducing the area of largely unused space to create a new room.
When does a Party Wall Notice need to be issued and would a Party Wall Award be required?
In this article, we will explain the main obligations under the Party Wall etc. Act (1996) for any Property Owner wishing to carry out works to either an existing party wall/structure, build at or astride a boundary line or excavate near a neighbouring building/structure and provide clarity on steps that need to be taken to mitigate any potential legal issues at a later stage.