Planning Permission and Building Regulations

Planning Permission and Building Regulations

Should you need to comply or just want some advice, we are well versed with the process of applying for planning permission and adhering to building regulations.

Over the years we have forged relationships in all relating sectors, planning departments, building inspectors and other important professions like architects and structural engineers. Rest assured we will be on hand every step of the way.

 

A rough guide to the process:

  • Proposed project
  • Architects drawings/Structural engineers
  • Quotes from builders
  • Planning application
  • Building control

 

Planning Permission

Permission required by local authority when making major changes to your home.

Planning Permission maybe required if:

  • You want to build something new
  • Make a major change to an existing building
  • Change the use of your building
  • You can check whether your project will require planning permission by visiting this link:
    local planning authority (LPA).

Most planning applications will take 2-3 months from submission to approval.

Permitted Development Rights – Major changes made to home that do not require planning permission
In some cases you will not require planning permission if you are applicable for permitted development rights. Its likely if your house has not previously been extended and the proposed extension is within limits that this will be the case.

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Planning Permission and Building Regulations

Building Regulations

Building methods and practices that must be adhered to when making major changes to the home.

Building regulations govern the way in which structural changes to properties are carried out; the main goal is to ensure longstanding health and safety standards.
If you have been granted planning permission, or you have your plans ready, your plans should be submitted to your local council for approval. Upon approval work can commence however site inspections will be carried out by building inspectors to ensure the work complies with building regulations.

 

Hints and Tips

  • If you need advice, we are here to help!
  • Speak to your local council
  • Do not build if you are unsure if you need or you have been rejected planning permission!
  • Visit the links below for a fuller explanation

 

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