This is a hot topic, not only are you having this conversation, many thousands of people are too. With programs such as Channel 4’s ‘Kirsty and Phil’s Love it or List it’ running for 4 series, house prices continuing to stay high and the cost of moving so expensive, never has this subject seemed so relevant.
Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations came into effect in 2015.
At its core, it is a set of Health and Safety regulations specifically for the construction industry.
These regulations set out to limit hazards to workers during construction and places legal duties on clients, designers and contractors to ensure that risks are minimised both in the design process and in construction.
This is a legal requirement and enforceable by criminal law.
You own your house and you want to make some changes, but do you need planning permission or can you get started straight away under Permitted Development?