Preparation is the key to a successful building project. While many builders will be able to offer guidance on planning permission and building regulation, it is important that you have done your own research and are fully aware of your obligations. The following pages will guide you to the right place to find out all the information you will need on planning legislation, building regulations, party walls and alterations to listed buildings.
Whether you are planning to extend up, out or down, it is always best to check if you need permission.
Building your own home can be extremely satisfying & profitable but only if you establish the costs as accurately as possible at the outset.
While planning permission covers how a building looks, building regulations make sure your home is structurally safe.
In England and Wales work carried out on a part of your property which adjoins your neighbours, must comply with the Party Wall Act 1996.
Historic homes need special treatment. From traditional methods of construction to specific permissions to make alterations make sure you do your research before you get started on your renovation.