Home Improvements

If you wish to carry out improvements, alterations or additions to your home you must obtain our written permission before you start any work. We will expect you to submit detailed information of what you wish to do, accompanied by plans if necessary and ensure you use a qualified experienced company to do the work. We will also need to inspect the work to ensure it is to a good standard

What types of improvements, alterations or additions do you need to notify us of?

  • installing a satellite dish
  • erecting a television aerial
  • installing cable TV
  • erecting a garden shed
  • erecting a greenhouse
  • adding or upgrading fencing
  • adding or extending to the property in any way, this includes lean-tos and conservatories
  • fitting wood, wood-effect or laminate flooring
  • tiled, vinyl or sheet flooring

Will we refuse permission?

We will not unreasonably withhold permission. When we give permission it will be conditional on the work being carried out to a certain standard and you carrying out the work at your own expense. You will also have to carry out any future maintenance of the improvement at your own expense.

You may need to obtain other approvals before you start the work, for example some work requires building regulation approval or planning permission. Some work can only be carried out by a competent and registered person, for example gas or electrical work.