House Dividing: How to Create Multiple Homes from a Single Property
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- 25th January 2008
- 256 pages - 235 x 155 xmm
The motivation for dividing a property into smaller homes is not hard to find. Demand for housing continues to outstrip supply and the spiralling prices of homes are bewildering.Creating an annexe to the home is no longer a desirable luxury, it is increasingly becoming a necessity, and not just for the grandparents. The children have reached adulthood only to discover they can't afford to buy their first home, and are staying in the parental home for longer.For the more ambitious, dividing a larger house into apartments or maisonettes, not only creates the space for independent living, it can realise the full potential and maximum value of your property, and set you on a career path as a property developer.This book contains clear, concise advice and informative diagrams that will help at every stage of the process, from submitting planning applications, complying with building regulations, dividing services and utilities, to creating flats, maisonettes and annexes.
Paul Hymers, MIAS, MBEng, is a corporate building engineer who works as a Building Control Officer for his local council in Kent. He checks and approves plans and monitors work in progress. He is the author of the hugely successful The New Home Builder, Home Extensions and Home Conversions, all published by New Holland. He lives in Ashford, Kent.