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The complete easy guide to EXTENDING YOUR HOME

Extending Your Home

 

Audience:Professional Surveyors.
Format:Paperback 215+ pages
Price:£42.50 (inc p&p)

FOREWORD

This practical time-saving guide to Extending Your Home summarises guidance all you need to know when considering extending your property.
The guide is fully up to date with the Regulations, comprehensive in its scope with detailed illustration and technical content.
Structured to guide you through the extension of your property for the first time, and continued guidance for the skilled professional. Alex Frame has not left any stone unturned and thought through every aspect of your project in an uncluttered and user-friendly layout. This allows the essentials to be assimilated quickly and enables readers to navigate easily from section to section.
Written in simplicity and ease for hard-pressed users, Extending Your Home will be a welcome companion for homeowners, architects, construction professionals and building control surveyors alike.

As the President of the London District Surveyors Association [LDSA], I am proud to have the opportunity to set the tone and theme for this publication.

I would like to thank Alex Frame for his effort and dedication in putting this guide together.

Anthony Oloyede, BSc (Hons) FRICS, C. Build E FCABE, MFPWS

I have written this book after having gained over 50 years of experience dealing with various kinds of building works, particularly small works, and thus consider that passing on some of this knowledge and experience may be of benefit to others.

I write it from the point of view in undertaking thousands of designs for new houses and associated extensions. I have completed thousands of Town Planning and Building Regulation applications, and of course the construction of many such buildings, having owned a small contracting company, employing surveyors and various tradesmen.

I have also aimed to provide information that other books do not or at least within the same cover, starting a project from beginning to end and written also with the DIY person and small builder in mind.

The book is written having considered the standards, regulations and requirements of the day, which may of course change, so the reader should bear that in mind. It is also intended as a user guide only and so the reader may vary any of the suggested details according to his own requirements.

Price (Inc P&P)

£42.50

CONTENTS

EXTEND or MOVE 10
Reason for extending
Cost of moving
PRELIMINARY 12
Property Types
Things to check
Planning Permission
Permitted Development Rights
The Building Regulations
Leasehold or Freehold
Party Wall etc. Act 1996
Utility Services
Construction Regulations (CDM)
Easements
Flooding
DESIGNERS 45
Architects, Surveyors, Engineers etc.
Fees
FOUNDATIONS 48
Setting Out
Types of Ground Conditions
Types of Foundations
Trees
Services
Trench Water
The Concrete
DRAINS 69
GROUND FLOOR 71
Ground Bearing
Suspended
DAMP PROOFING
Floors
Walls
EXTERNAL WALLS 91
Traditional Cavity Walls
Traditional Solid Walls
Timber Frame Walls
INTERNAL WALLS 113
Masonry
Timber
Metal
UPPER FLOORS 117
Timber
Concrete
ROOFS 119
Pitched roofs
Flat roofs
STAIRCASES 153
LOFT CONVERSIONS 157
BEAMS 160
DRAINAGE and SERVICES 162
Surface Water
Foul Water

PLUMBING and HEATING 171
Appliances and Design
Electric Under Floor Heating
Microbore Heating
Small Bore and Under Floor Heating
Electric Storage Heaters
Air Source Heat Pumps
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Solar Panels
ELECTRICAL 182
Power and Lighting
Smoke Detectors
T.V. and Telephone
WINDOWS and DOORS 187
CONSERVATORIES 190
PORCHES 192
INTEGRAL GARAGES 192
DETACHED BUILDINGS 193
FIREPLACES and CHIMNEYS 193
DISABLED FACILITIES 196
BASEMENTS 200
LANDSCAPING 200
APPENDIX 201
Timber Span Tables
Suspended concrete slabs
Trees

Price (Inc P&P)

£42.50