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Planning Permission: When Do you Need it?

House 1 min read

20 Jul 2020

House2Home: The Complete Guide to Renovating or Redecorating

Are you heading into a home renovation, and are wondering if you need planning permission?

As part of our House2Home series, where we’ll be sharing advice and top tips on renovating and redecorating, we sat down with with architect and interior designer and presenters of RTE’s Home Rescue, Roisin Murphy, who told us all you need to know about planning permission. 

When you Need Planning Permission

‘Planning permission is required in your house if you want to put an extension on that’s greater than 40 sq metres, or if you are left with a garden that’s smaller than 25 sq metres.’

‘Now you can add space more easily to your house without going for planning permission by converting your attic. remember – you have to have Velux’s at the back, not at the front – but it’s a good way to add space without having to go for planning.’


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If you need any help with budgeting or financial support with your project, (big or small) don’t hesitate to contact your local credit union - we’re here to help.