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Room to manoeuvre

Jerry Makin has spotted a house that’s ripe with potential for a home improvement project. Mike Dade analyses what could be achieved by attaining planning consent, or by going down the permitted development route


WHO Jerry Makin

WHAT Jerry has found a detached property that could provide the scope to carry out the extension and remodel scheme he wants to tackle. Mike Dade assesses what changes Jerry could make to the house, both under permitted development and by gaining formal planning consent.

WHERE Dorset

Jerry Makin has found a house for sale in what, for him, would be an ideal spot in a sought-after village. He’s looking for a home improvement project to get his teeth into and this detached property looks to have scope for extension and enhancement. As part of the scheme, Jerry hopes he can add value as well as produce the spacious accommodation he’d like. But before he buys, he’s keen to learn exactly what changes need formal permission and which don’t, plus just how much in the way of extension and alteration might be allowed.

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About Build It

The October edition of Build It magazine brings you a wealth of information to help make a success of your self build, renovation, extension or conversion project – including: • A 1960s property transformed into a characterful home (page 22) • 10 tips to make the most of your self-build plot (page 62) • The best glazed doors for your project (page 75) • Complete guide to building an eco home (page 81) • How to get the planners on side (page 105) … and more!