Planning Permission


Recent changes to planning laws mean that your new extension can often be build without the need for planning permission.


There are generally 2 aspects to permissions - firstly, planning permission if required, allows you to build your extension as drawn if passed Then, once agreed with your local council, you will need to obtain building regulations which regulate how the building is constructed, taking into account various things like:-


  • Foundation depth and type
  • Insulation
  • Materials used
  • Ventilation
  • Roof construction
  • Electrics
  • Water regulations
  • Amount, design and style of windows used.


Planning permission is generally required if you are building the following:-


  • A side extension
  • Any extension to the front of the building
  • Any rear extension taking up more than 50% of the garden including outbuildings
  • Any rear extension more than just a ground floor
  • Any side infil, rear extension
  • Any rear extension greater in depth than 3m for a detached property or 4m a detached property (this has been relaxed to 6m and 8m respectively, until 30th May 2016 under the neighbourhood consultation scheme)

There are a number of considerations to take into account, so, before starting any work, it is always best to get professional advice. Should you be looking to get work done, then feel free to call us on 0800 5677023 and we would be happy to discuss your work with you on a no-obligation basis.


We can manage your complete project, from initial drawings through to complete build and final decoration if required, or, if you just need drawings for planning and building regulations or a project manager for your work, then feel free to call us.