What is Airspace Development and What Does It Mean?


Here’s everything you need to know about the new extended Permitted Development Rights

In August 2020, amidst the worst public health pandemic for a generation, a significant movement in the construction industry was launched: extended permitted development rights (PDR’s) were granted allowing the addition of flats atop some existing buildings and the addition of up to two stories on top of existing residential dwellings.  The ‘bold and creative’ scheme, as housing secretary Robert Jenrick termed it, allows these changes to be made without the financial or time costs of the planning permission process. 

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The Stages of Self-Building a Property

There are a number of different stages that go into self-building a property. Despite any preconceptions you may have, self-building does not have to mean physically laying the bricks or digging the foundations yourself. Whether you are looking to carry out the project on a DIY basis, or looking to take a more managerial-type role; outsourcing your builders and materials, there are a variety of different routes you can take with self-building a property.

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How to Soundproof a Room

Rooms in houses and other properties may need soundproofing for a range of different reasons, whether to stop the noise leaving a room or to block it from coming in, as sound can affect people in various different ways. However, when it is unwanted, it can be distracting and disruptive to people’s everyday lives, such is the importance of tranquillity on living and work spaces.

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What is Building Subsidence?

Subsidence occurs when the ground underneath a building sinks, causing its foundations to start to sink. This causes buildings to become misaligned, leading to considerable structural damage in the process. Subsidence is a problem dreaded by property owners; not only being able to damage the structural integrity of a property, but also its value. Also, building subsidence makes a property a lot less appealing to prospective buyers and even mortgage lenders.

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