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What size structure can you build in your backyard without getting approval
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Do you need permission to build any height of structure?
You have lots of outside space which you do not really make use of, and you get under each other’s feet inside, because there is not enough space. Building a shed or outhouse can be the perfect solution. You can use the new structure for anything choose; as a storage space, as a play room for the kids or as a place for the adults to get away for some peace and quiet.
If you read the rules, you will see that you do not usually need permission to build a structure that is less than three meters tall, from the ground. But, this is not always the case. You should always check for local laws and restrictions before you start to build. If you do not do this, there is a chance you could have problems in the future. You may even be asked to remove a structure if you built it without getting the necessary permission.
Financing your project
Getting permission is not the only thing you need to consider before you start to build a structure on your land. It may be nice to think about having a fully - equipped place where you can socialize, but do you have the budget to pay for things like an electricity supply, decorations, and furnishings. You need to make sure you have a realistic budget in place so that you can plan your project accordingly. Do not forget that you need to allow for any unexpected costs. No matter how well you plan, there may still be a few surprises on the way.
How well do you know your land?
One of the main considerations, if you are building, is to know where the land boundaries are. If there is any doubt about the boundaries, and the structure may potentially be breaching them, it's worth seeking help from a residential property surveyor. They can help you define the boundaries of your land. They can also help you to identify any obstacles that may be present, which need to be taken into consideration when you are planning the building project.
What to think about when hiring professionals
Depending on the size of your project, you may need help with the design and building of the structure. It may seem tempting to accept the services of your cousin's best mate because he has “built a few things before”. After all, he will probably charge you a lot less than construction professionals.
The problem is that by doing this, you could end up spending more money in the long term, and could put yourself in danger. Both of these things can happen if the structure is constructed badly. It's a far better idea to hire insured and licensed professionals, who have a good reputation. You may have to pay more for the project, but you have the peace of mind of knowing it will be completed to a good standard.
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Last week we tried out the fizzing sidewalk chalk- click here to read that review. This week it is liquid chalk spray. They are a bit similar but yet different. Here is how to make it: Supplies: 1 tsp. washable tempura paint 1 cup of hot water 1/2 cup of cornstarch squirt of dishwashing liquid 1 squirt bottle- I found them at the dollar store 1. Add cornstarch to one cup of hot water whisking to mix so that there are no clumps. 2. Add one teaspoon of washable tempura paint and a quirt of dishwashing liquid. Mix well. 3. Pour it into your squirt bottles and shake well. 4. Go have fun!!! This kept my daughters attention much longer the the fizzy chalk last week. I also think this was easier to work with and just more fun in general. I love seeing the chalk wet but then to see it dry. I think it dried darker so it was fun to see the changes. :) Ready, Set, Go! Have some fun! She is my little model... she kept saying "take my picture mom." She is like her