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The Oakmasters Blog - posts tagged "planning"

Oakmasters' blog is full of useful information on sustainability, self building and oak framing as well as our latest news and case studies. Use the tag system at the bottom of this page to navigate to articles that interest you. We hope you enjoy reading... 

Expert advice on choosing the best building plot

Posted 2nd Nov 2016

You’ve got your heart set on living in an oak-framed house that’s built specially for you. But where? With so many different types of potential building plots available, how do you choose the most suitable? And what can you do to ensure the construction of your dream home isn’t blocked by planning officials?

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Planning permission: A quick guide for your next project

Posted 15th Sep 2015

Whether you've found a suitable plot of land and want to start your own self build, or you want to carry out some renovation work on your existing property, one of the most important issues to consider is whether it will be possible to gain planning permission to build.

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How to get your self build project off the ground

Posted 28th Aug 2014

We've taken a look at two important elements to your self build project; the design of your home and the timings. Read on for our tips and advice.

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A beginner’s guide to self building

Posted 7th Aug 2014

With a serious housing shortage across the UK, a generation of self builders has been created. Seeing your home gradually come together can be exciting, however, it may also be a daunting experience. To help you through the process, we've put together some of our top tips and advice.

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Relaxed planning laws: a green light for your project?

Posted 5th Jul 2013

A relaxation in UK planning laws could make developing your property by adding outbuildings easier than you think.

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Finding a plot

Posted 14th Nov 2012

What differentiates a piece of land from a building plot?

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Advice on starting a build project

Posted 14th Nov 2012

For any self build project over 30 square metres in base area we recommend that the planning office is your first port of call. Without planning permission your entire self build project could grind to a halt.

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Advice for self builders

Posted 14th Nov 2012

General advice and help for self builders...

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