If you're building a new house or large extension - definitely.
If it's a small extension or outbuilding - possibly...
Permitted Development Rights allow you to make changes to your property - such as small extensions, outbuildings & loft conversions. However, if you live in conservation area or national park - or if you are in a listed building, there can be additional restrictions.
The Government's Planning Portal contains helpful information regarding Permitted Development and the types of works it can effect:
There may be other requirements that you must consider, imposed by local councils, or your Permitted Development Rights may have been removed.
You should always consult your Local Planning Authority before you start any work.
Seeking Planning Permission
The understand that the planning process can be a daunting experience, as well as a lengthy one (usually about 10 weeks), and we can be as involved as you need us to be along the way.
- We offer an initial consultation service in which we can discuss your requirements
- We can adapt your ideas and initial sketches and turn them into full plans for you to submit to planners
- Or - if you want us to take the reins, we can liaise with planners on your behalf
- We can also undertake additional planning work such as surveys and SAP calculations
Please get in touch and let us know how best we can help you
Building Regulations are a set of standards that all new builds are required to meet if they are to be inhabited.
While it may seem like a minefield of technical detailing and specification, our team has decades of experience dealing with the building regulations and building control, and if you need us to, we can take on the responsibility of liaising with building control.
Remember - we can take on as much of your project as you need us to, and we can act as full Project Managers if you wish
If you already have plans drawn up, you can send them to us to receive a free estimate.