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Permanent green light for larger extensions

In England, homeowners now have temporary rules which allow them to build bigger extensions without planning permission, and these are being made permanent. Extensions to semi-detached and terraced homes can be up to 6m, and detached houses have the advantage of being able to extend with even larger structures which can be up to 8m long.

 

110,000 people have taken advantage of the temporary rules since 2013. The relaxed rules mean that families do not have to battle through lots of red tape, however councils will have little opportunity to consider how the extensions will impact on the local area. Neighbours can raise objections and will still be consulted. If you require a professional building company in Poole call Arch Construction today.

 

Persimmon homes names David Jenkinson as new chief executive

Persimmon homes do not seem to be suffering like many other house builders as they announce s annual pre-tax profits of over £1 Billion for the first time, making them the leader in profit terms in this sector, with turnover approaching £4 Billion.

 

They chose today to also announce their new CEO, he is David Jenkinson, the housebuilder’s former managing director. He announced an operating profit of £1.08billion, an operating margin of 29%, and a pre-tax profit margin of 13% at £1.09billion.

 

They chose today to also announce their new CEO, he is David Jenkinson, the housebuilder’s former managing director. He announced an operating profit of £1.08billion, an operating margin of 29%, and a pre-tax profit margin of 13% at £1.09billion.

 

David Jenkinson stated “A wide range of projects to improve customer satisfaction commenced in late 2018 and the initial results have been encouraging, giving us confidence in our ability to make progress in this important area, whilst also ensuring that the group delivered another year of growth.

 

On Brexit

Persimmon said it was not unduly concerned about the forthcoming changes Brexit may bring, as customer enquiries in the first 6 weeks of 2019 had proved resilient. Stating that with Employment levels high, interest rates low, good Mortgage deals and a shortage of housing stock, demand was likely to continue to be strong in the near future. For professional advice on all Building projects or to instruct a Builder in Poole, call Arch Construction on 01202 980030.