New Build HouseContemporary House Exterior, London
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Does a new-build replacement have to be the same size as the old building?“The general rule of thumb is that that a new building must be of comparable or not significantly larger in size,” explains Wielgus. However, this greatly depends on individual interpretation. “Some councils will be okay if the new house is slightly bigger in size by volume or floor area, while others will be more restrictive and will enforce an ‘original house’ policy. This should be approached on an individual basis and consulted with the local planning department,” says Wielgus.
Can a grey-water recycling system be retrofitted?Grey-water recycling systems are far better suited to a new build, unless the building is having a complete refit.TELL US…What’s your experience of these systems? Are you tempted to fit any? Share your thoughts in the Comments below.