During the initial phone inquiry, we will arrange a free consultation and site visit to your home. This meeting will allow us to carry out a site survey and gather all necessary information needed to assess the project or house extensions. When requested, we can discuss and contribute to the design process giving the benefit of our past experience.
We can advise if planning permissions will be required. If requested, we can recommend engineers and architects. We work with some of these regularly, who can assist in the planning application process.
Planning permission will not be normally needed for:
- Single storey rear extensions under 40 square meters and occupying less than 75% of the garden.
- Front porches of less than 2 square metres.
- Attic conversions with Velux windows at the rear. Attic conversions with dormer windows will require planning permission.
We are happy to work from architects or engineers drawings when available. Drawings are not necessary for standard renovation work carried out. We are professional contractors who have the expertise and experience to know exactly what’s required to comply with building regulations. However, if your extension does require planning permission, you will need to submit architects drawings to the local authorities to gain approval.