Monthly Archives: April 2014

  1. How big can I build a shed in my garden?

    Firstly you must ask yourself “Do I need planning permission?”

    Here are the set rules when choosing to build a shed:

    1* -  Planning regulations for sheds state that:

    • Sheds should be single storey.
    • There should be no platforms, balconies or verandas on sheds.
    • Sheds should be a maximum of three metres high unless they have dual pitched roofs, in which case they can be up to four metres high.
    • It has no verandas, balconies or any kind of raised platform as part of its basic construction.
    • It has an occupied volume of no more than 15m squared.
    • If you build a shed within two metres of your property boundary it can only be up to 2.5 metres high.
    • Combined with other extensions and outbuildings, your shed should not cover more than 50 percent of the land around your original house.
    • Sheds should not be built forward of any walls at the front of your house.
    • It is not i
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  2. 5 Fun Easter Activities for Children

    With the children off school and the weather starting to heat up again, Easter is the perfect time to get children involved in gardening and outside enjoying the fresh air.  Here we give you five great activities to encourage the children to get outside and enjoy their time off school:

    5 Fun Easter Activities

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  3. Five fun Easter activities

    Five fun Easter activities

    With the children off school and the weather starting to heat up again, Easter is the perfect time to get children involved in gardening and outside enjoying the fresh air.  Here we give you five great activities to encourage the children to get outside and enjoy their time off school:

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