Government to ease office-to-home conversion rules

Published:  23 January, 2013

A potential boost to refurbishment work comes with possible easing of planning restrictions on office conversions. 

According to reports yesterday, planning minister Nick Boles will announce a new 'permitted development right' for office-to-residential conversions within days.

Developers will be able to convert office buildings to housing without planning permission if the changes to planning rules being examined by government are adopted.

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight

Recruitment

Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

We work closely with the National and Large Independent Builders Merchants as well as Manufacturers & Distributors. We have vacancies all over the UK for those who work within the Building Supplies sector.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.