Wiring for power, lighting, central heating controls, alarms, aerials, speakers, phone and data, and so on. Identifying any work required to stabilise the structure, such as underpinning, piling or foundation stabilisation. It is important therefore that a property is secured and made weathertight before work begins. Metal shutters can be rented, or sheets of plywood used to board up windows and doors.
For many people renovating a house, one of the main attractions tends to be the potential to incorporate original features that may still be in place — all of which add to the character and charm of old buildings. There is plenty you can do when renovating a house without applying for planning permission. Many small extensions or alterations fall under permitted development rights. A building survey should highlight any areas of concern and give you an idea of any essential repairs that will be needed and what … Read More