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The introduction of this government-backed scheme in Wales should mark the start of an exciting new time for self builders

For a number of years, the Welsh Assembly has had devolved powers over planning. It has been know to add some extra hoops you have to jump through to get through planning and Building Regulations. Wales made complying with the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) a requirement when it was still only voluntary in England, adding considerable extra cost. With CSH subsumed into Building Regulations in England, it has also been rescinded in Wales, but the Welsh Assembly has since insisted on the installation of fire suppression or sprinkler systems in all new homes. Many saw this as sensible, but others resented the additional charge for just being on the other side of Offa’s Dyke.

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