Common Projects

In this section you will find planning and building regulations guidance for many common building work projects for the home. You can also read case studies outlining people’s real experience of tackling a number of the projects.

Building activityMini guideCase study
Adverts and signsGeneral
BasementsHouseholder
BiomassHouseholder
Boilers and HeatingHouseholder
Ceilings and FloorsHouseholder
Change of UseBusiness
Community Right to BuildGeneral
ConservatoriesHouseholderConservatoriesMini guideConservatoriesCase Study
DeckingHouseholder
DecorationsHouseholder
DemolitionGeneral
Doors and WindowsHouseholderWindowsCase Study
Drains and SewersHouseholder
ElectricsHouseholder
ExtensionsHouseholderExtensionMini guideExtensionCase Study
External WallsHouseholderExternal WallsCase Study
FasciasHouseholder
Fences, gates and garden wallsHouseholder
Flats and MaisonettesHouseholder
Flue, Chimney or Soil and Vent PipeHouseholder
Flues for microgeneration systemsNon-domestic
Fuel tanksHouseholder
Garage ConversionHouseholder
Gate OrnamentsHouseholder
Heat PumpsHouseholder
Heat pumps (non-domestic)Non-domestic
High HedgesHouseholder
Hydro ElectricityHouseholder
InsulationHouseholder
Internal WallsHouseholder
Kitchens and BathroomsHouseholder
LightingHouseholder
Loft ConversionHouseholderLoft ConversionMini guideLoft ConversionCase Study
Micro-CHPHouseholder
Neighbourhood planningGeneral
OutbuildingsHouseholderOutbuildingsMini guide
Patio and DrivewayHouseholder
Paving your Front GardenHouseholder
PorchesHouseholderPorchMini guide
RoofHouseholder
Satellite,TV and Radio AntennaHouseholderAntennaeMini guide
Self Build HomesGeneral
ShopsBusiness
Solar PanelsHouseholder
Solar panels (non domestic)Non-domestic
Trees and hedgesGeneral
UnderpinningHouseholder
Warehouses and Industrial BuildingsBusiness
Wind TurbinesHouseholder
Working from homeBusiness