Category Archives: Building Surveying

Does my neighbour need planning permission?

Here's Noel Larkin's  answer to a readers question Published in Irish Times, Property Clinic Section, Dated 29th October 2015 Q My next-door neighbour is erecting a stand-alone structure ie, it is not attached to the side or rear of his house – of about 32.5sq m (350sq ft) and an external wall height of about 3.025m (10…
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How best can I convert my attic?

Article by Noel Larkin Published in Irish Times, Property Clinic Section, 22nd October 2015 Q I am about to purchase a BER A2-rated four-bed semi-detached new-build in a managed development. I am considering converting the attic space into a den/study area. The house has extensive photovoltaic solar panels on the east-facing rear aspect, and also has a…
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