Permitted Development Projects
Permitted Development means you can build an extension without obtaining planning permission first. Not all properties can benefit from this, such as Flats or houses which have had their rights removed. We can still obtain a Certificate from the Council for peace of mind. If you are unsure then we can advise you.
with Prior Approval:
Single Storey Rear Extension
This service offers you a rear extension design that doesn't require planning permission, but does require a simpler Prior Approval application being submitted. If you are looking to build an extension that is between 3.1m and 6m deep (4.1m to 8m if detached) then this service may be ideal for you. Subject to other planning legislation.
Our process for you
Survey & Existing Drawings
We will survey your property and discuss your extension design. For added peace of mind, we ensure the Surveyor you meet at your home will continue with your project from start to finish.
We will always be clear and upfront with you, and we do require you to agree to proceeding with the service before we can come out and visit your property. We require the Instruction to Proceed Form to be signed on the day but we will only ask for the full service fee once the existing drawings (how the house looks before design works) have been sent to you. This ensures you can see the quality of our work before paying the full service fee (see Terms and Conditions for full details).
The existing drawings will be ready in 5 working days from the Survey
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Once the full service fee is settled, we will design the first draft drawings ready for your review. We will base the first draft on any ideas you had at the survey visit, and combine them with our experience to create a design that meets your needs.
The design will continue to be developed until you are happy for it to be finalised (subject to T&Cs), giving you the flexibility to consider all options and ensuring the design is perfect for you.
Our designs can include brick, render, timber cladding, tiled pitched roofs, flat roofs, bi-fold doors, roof lanterns and skylights.
The first draft design drawings will be ready in 5 working days from payment
Prior Approval Submission
When the prior approval design is finalised, a free submission to the Council is required. We will submit this for you and the Council will then contact all neighbours connected to your boundaries (side and rear). If no neighbour objects then it should be approved. If someone does object then the Council will decide whether to approve it, request changes or refuse it.
We will liaise with the Council and if any changes are required then we will come back to you and attempt to resolve the issues if you desire (see Terms and Conditions for full details).
The submission can be made in 5 working days from the drawings being finalised