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Check planning permission when adding a conservatory

March 25th, 2011

diy-conservatoryHomeowners adding a conservatory to their house have been advised to ensure planning legislation is met before work starts.

A good thing about having a conservatory built on to a property is that the company carrying out the job should contact the local authority to obtain the necessary permission before the job can begin, according to Andrew Leech, spokesman for the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC).

He noted that if any issues do arise it is not down to the householder to sort them out as someone else is completing the task.

However, he advised that they should double-check that permission has been granted.

“Otherwise there could be some embarrassing discussions with local authorities and neighbours during or after the completion of the job,” Mr Leech noted.

The NHIC representative has also recently outlined how these structures can be a cost-effective choice, as they are less expensive than building a bricks and mortar extension.

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