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BPD Architecture Experts in Architectural Design.

 

HOME EXTENSIONS PLANS – Extending and Improving your home

Probably the most common projects that most designers (including ourselves) have to deal with but can still be complex and Involving from a Planning and Construction perspective. We are here to take away as much stress and strain as we possibly can, we have overseen the design and submission of pretty much every type of extension variant that you may care to think of ……more details can be found in our portfolio.

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So…….How we can help you?

We can get involved to such a degree as you wish and will guide you through the planning permission and design process from start to finish. We will act as the appointed Planning Agent when submitting Planning Permission applications on your behalf to take care of the complicated bits as a standard duty. The planning process for a home extension is usually an eight week timescale from submission of drawing to hopeful approval. Our planning drawings are usually prepared within two to three weeks following a site survey so the whole process can be handed to a contractor on site within 3 months from your first conversation with us.

We always endeavour to offer the most reasonable and cost effective price and believe we offer the best value for money out there, combined with expertise and approachability. We can also advise you of good quality contractors in your area who will also make the construction procedure as hassle free as possible.

Prices for single storey extensions start from as little as £395.00 for Planning Permission plans including Ordnance Survey location plan information and relevant preparation of drawings and application forms for planning permission applications. Go to our quotation page for more detailed information.

Planning Permission

Planning Permission is not always needed for minor alterations, Permitted Development rights for homeowners were relaxed somewhat in October 2008 although there are certain instances when Planning Permission is required such as homes in conservation areas or larger extensions above the permitted sizes which may impact on neighbours.

These rules have since been relaxed further in May 2013, for a temporary period the length of ground floor rear extension allowances has doubled.

To check if your property is exempt from Planning Permission under the Town and Country permitted development rights please check the Planning Portal website (link on the bottom left of this page) or visit www.planningportal.gov.uk

Building Regulations

Your extension project may not require Planning Permission but it WILL require Building Regulations approval. This is to ensure any changes made to your home are structurally safe, protected from fire risks, are energy efficient and have adequate ventilation.

This is a complex area which has your health and safety at heart so if you have any doubts about regulation queries, don’t leave it too late. Consult with your local authority or give us a call to discuss your project.

Once again, the rules that govern building regulations in this country can be view on the Planning Portal website including the fully downloadable current regulations documents.

 

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