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Do you want to create more space in your home by adding an extension, make it more energy efficient or perhaps you are looking to self build? The Planning Portal project advice section includes everything you need to know about financing, finding a builder and reading the experience of others embarking on similar projects.

    Loft conversions

    Read guidance about different types of loft conversion, adding stairs and insulation, financing your project and building regulations.

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        Extensions

        Find information about single and two-storey extensions, researching your project, financing and how to find a tradesperson.

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            Conservatories

            Find out about planning permission and building regulations and the finance options available to you.

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                Self-build homes

                Explore our self-build hub and find information about how to acquire land, self-build mortgages and access our directory of tradespeople.

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                    Greener homes

                    Read our comprehensive guidance on home energy generation and energy saving around the home.

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                        Outbuildings

                        Learn about the different uses for an outbuilding, how people choose to use them and how planning rules and building regulations apply.

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                            Basement conversions

                            Discover all you need to know about converting or excavating a basement.

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                                  The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.

                                  The Planning Portal is delivered by PortalPlanQuest Limited which is a joint venture between TerraQuest Solutions Limited and the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities. All content © 2022 Planning Portal.