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 […]
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 […]
Our clients approached us back in 2016 to carry out a house extension and complete renovation of an existing 1.5 storey dwelling, to transform it into a contemporary family home. It was many years since any work had been carried out to the original building, so we needed to bring it up to date with […]
Over the past 25 years, Chartered Architectural Technologist David Granger has guided our company from a one-man operation to the dynamic and successful practice it is today. But if you have ever wondered to yourself, “what is an Architectural Technologist?” then wonder no more… Where did the role of Architectural Technologist come from? The practise […]
With the current housing shortage and the rising cost of land, the chance to renovate an old, disused or abandoned home or outbuilding can appear tempting. It could be a way for you to climb the housing ladder or extend without the disruption of building from scratch. Whatever your reasons, if you find yourself renovating […]
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.
In the UK, housing is in short supply. The government’s White Paper “Fixing our Broken Housing Market”, published in 2017, states that an estimated 240-300,000 new homes are needed per year in England “for the foreseeable future”. With such a pressing need for new homes, is now a good time to become a property developer? […]
Many people assume that projects like building an extension, porch or loft conversion will require planning permission. But that’s not always the case. You can complete all these types of schemes without planning approval because they are allowed by your permitted development rights. What is Permitted Development? These are permissions granted by Parliament to encourage […]