First thing that come to your mind when you think to improve somehow is the question : Do I need a Planning Permission?
The trustfull and up to date source is always http://www.planningportal.co.uk
If you are planning on renovating, remodelling or extending your house you may not have to go through planning permission. Many home improvement projects can be done underPermitted Developing Rights.
We can include in this category projects such as :
- Moving windows and doors
- Internal remodelling
- Sheds and outbuildings
- Gates, walls and fences
- Swimming pools
- Solar panels
- Adding vehicular acces
- Converting two houses into one
- Loft conversions
- Single storey extensions
- Two storey extensions
- Garrage and attached buildings
- Change of use to residential
You should always check with the Local Planning Authority to ensure you do not require Planning Permission.
Anyway, is better to obtain a Certificate of Lawful Development, confirming the profects falls within Permitted Development.For any costs of application go to http://www.planningportal.co.uk.