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Cambridge City Council

Cost of living support - grants, vouchers and advice to help you manage the rising cost of living.

Making alterations to your council house

If you want to make alterations to your home, you must get permission from us first.

Contact us (details below) for advice about what alterations you can make.

If you carry out alterations without permission, we will either ask you to remove it or remove it ourselves and charge you for it.


Return forms to: Repairs and maintenance, Cambridge City Council, PO Box 700, Cambridge CB1 0JH.


Examples of required permissions include:

  • installing CCTV
  • installing a satellite dish
  • changing the bathroom suite
  • installing new kitchen units
  • laying laminated or wood floors
  • changing external doors
  • installing or removing a water meter
  • removing or building internal walls
  • building a conservatory
  • installing roofing over a passageway
  • building an extension
  • changing electrical, heating, gas or plumbing works

Contact us