New Permitted Development Rights

New permitted development rights for larger extensions

New Permitted Development Rights Back in 2013, the Government introduced changes to permitted development rights to homeowners, which included the larger home extension scheme. These new rules were brought in to help the recovery process from the recession for the construction industry. The relaxed rules allowed permitted development rights for single-storey rear extensions of up […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know Needed Planning Permission

Garden decking

1. Raised Timber Decking If you are planning some ‘Ground Force’ style garden renovations you might be tempted to include some raised timber decking. If you do, you’ll need planning permission if you intend going higher than 30cm above ground level. This is to help prevent any over-looking between properties. You will also need planning […]

We’re Moving Home…

Old Cottage Hospital Renovation Ashby-de-la-Zouch

We are delighted to announce that we are restoring and renovating the Old Cottage Hospital building in Ashby de la Zouch, within the town’s Conservation Area. When the renovation is complete, the Old Cottage Hospital will be our new home. Our base for the past 25 years is a converted barn in Packington, but it […]

Award-Winning Conversion Case Study

Award-winning change of use and conversion in Leicestershire by David Granger Architectural Design

The School House in Griffydam, Leicestershire, was a run-down engineering works when we first encountered it in 2011. By 2016 our conversion scheme for it won the LABC East Midlands Award for Best Conversion or Change of Use. This conversion case study is the story of a fascinating project. We were initially commissioned in 2011 […]

Change of Use for Commercial Property Explained

Change of use for commercial property

In today’s unpredictable economy, businesses and landlords need the ability to quickly and easily make a change of use to their commercial property.
A change of use can give you a greater choice of tenants and improved options on how your commercial property can be used.