When you undertake any sort of significant renovation or construction work in your home, you’ll need to comply with building regulations for your house extension. To prove you’ve done this, you’ll need to seek building control approval. To get this, you can either go down the route of using local authority building control, or you can use private building control to formally approve your house extension and issue a certificate to the council.
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Is your project being slowed down by a matter concerning the party wall? If so, you may need to consider getting professional support from a party wall surveyor. This guide will cover how this professional body can help you and your home, and how to determine whether you need one.
In recent years, flat roof extensions have gained a lot of popularity due to their stylish and on-trend nature. An added advantage is that they are usually the most cost-effective method to create some additional space in your home. This guide will cover what you need to consider for a flat roof extension – from understanding planning permission to which materials you should use when considering a flat roof extension.
An outline planning application is a way of finding out whether a planning application is likely to be approved by your local authority. This means you can understand your options without a great deal of outlay on architects’ drawings and the fees for the planning application itself. The proposal does not have to be as detailed as a standard planning application and allows several elements to be approved at a later stage. These are known as reserved matters.
When there has been a breach of planning regulations there are two rules which may be utilised to prevent the property owner from receiving an enforcement action. The 4-year rule and the 10-year rule may be applied when considering either an unpermitted residential development or a change of use.
As a team of architects, we have a passion for interior design and there is nothing we enjoy more than providing inspiration to homeowners planning a bathroom extension or renovation. As we enter a new year our minds are full of ideas, which we thought would be useful for those looking for a little bathroom inspiration.
To make sure that new builds, extensions and renovations in the UK are of a universal quality standard, most projects must adhere to official Building Regulations. These are like a set of rules, which in England and Wales became law in the Building Act 1984. They govern things such as the structural integrity of the project and the quality of the materials used. As well as creating a framework to manage risk – ensuring the safety of any future occupants – and meet environmental aims. Just as with Planning Permission, your project would need to be evaluated alongside these objective considerations. With the possibility of securing either a pass or a fail.