Your Building control is divided into two sections, 1. Planning, and 2. Building Regulations.
Most properties have permitted development rights which means you can extend your property within certain limits without any further involvement from your planning department.
You are allowed to extend terrace dwellings by 50 cubic metres and semi detached dwellings by 70 cubic metres. If you have already extended your property the volume must be deducted from your PDR, if you back onto a highway you will require planning permission. We write to your local planning department on your behalf enclosing a detailed drawing of your proposal and requesting planning approval.
2. Building Regulations
A full set of drawings need to be prepared detailing your proposal, ie means of fire escape and what materials we intend to use and calculations from our engineer proving that the structure, roof and steel arrangement meet with their requirements. At every stage your project is inspected to ensure that we are building to the plans. Upon completion they will issue a certificate confirming work has been carried out to their satisfaction.
Our brochure contains further information on Building Regulations. Click here to view.