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Garden

Regardless of what particular style you have in mind for your garden and surroundings there are several opportunities to enhance the ecological value of the site

protect and enhance the fauna and flora avoid damaging protected species do the least damage possible to rich habitats create even better habitats maybe you can grow food (and […]

Getting started

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As soon as you have got planning permissionthe legal basis for being allowed to do some form of development such as building a house. (not to be confused with Building RegulationsThese are the mass of regulations that cover safety, […]

Health and Safety

If you are having construction work done on your own home, (e.g. a self build project) or on the home of a family member, as a domestic client you do not have to notify the work to Health and Safety Executive and you will not have duties under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 – […]

Pre-Purchase Land Survey

An inspection of the land before purchase is an obvious necessity whereas the extent to which you might want to have a detailed professional survey carried out depends on several factors including:

Whether the owner will allow holes to be dug. A vendor will often allow a limited number of small trial holes to be […]

Site Safety/Security

As soon as you have purchased a site it is your responsibility to make it safe. Bear in mind that even if someone is trespassing on the land and injures themselves then you may be liable. If it is a totally safe flat area then you are in the same position as a farmer with […]