The Route to Planning
Most house extensions involve getting Planning Permission and Building Regulations Approval from your local council. We shall discuss your plans and make the necessary enquiries before providing you with a quotation.
It is worth noting that councils may have different views on architecural planning and applications, depending on where you live. We deal with Local Planning Authorities in London and surrounding areas, including Crawley, Reigate and Banstead, Horsham and Surrey on a day to day basis. By maintaining good working relationships with local authorities, we have access to the current planning policies that will be used to assess your project plans.
Building Regulations in the UK are a set of minimum requirements designed to secure the health, safety and welfare of people in and around buildings, as well as conserving fuel and energy. We will submit the necessary detailed plans and sufficient specification to achieve Building Regulations approval. We may also need to liaise with a Structural Engineer and/or Heat Loss Assessor but this will depend on the extent of the proposals. Once this phase is complete, builders should be able to give you quotations for the proposed building work.
The typical questions we get asked for all types of home extensions with key information.
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There are limitations to these rights, especially if you have already made considerable alterations to your home.