Lets keep it simple. Planning permission is usually required to add an extension or conservatory to your home. Once granted you have 3 years to start the work. To physically build the extension you will need building control approval. To achieve this we offer the following:

2. The Planning Stage - Following the survey stage we will take the information away, to create, review and when you are happy submit the plans to the local authority. A decision will usually be given within 8 weeks.

1. The Survey Stage - The first step is to meet/discuss your requirements. Using my knowledge and expertise we will discuss whether your ideas require planning permission or not. Where planning permission is required we will carry out a full survey of your property at an arranged, convenient time. If not required then you are able to skip to stage 3.

3. The Building Control Stage - Building control approval is a legal requirement to build an extension to any existing building. This ensures that what is built complies with building regulations. To achieve this we produce detailed construction drawings which are submitted to the local building control department for approval. The building control officer will ensure that the works planned comply with all building regulations.

Once approved the drawings can be handed over to your builder to bring them to life. During various stages of the work a building control officer will carry out site inspections to ensure the approved drawings are being followed. Building control will then issue you a Completion Certificate to declare the work safe and legal.