How Architects Can Save You Major Headaches When It Comes to Planning Permission on New Houses and extensions
Anyone planning a new house build or adding to their existing house will benefit from taking M P Architects from the very beginning of their project.
We are a RIBA and ARB registered practice meaning our staff are fully qualified and have spent years training to be experts in our field.
We offer services from initial consultation, through design and achieving planning consent to project managing your project for you. Therefore, taking the stress away and making sure it is built in accordance with the plans and compliant to the current regulations.
We will concentrate on the benefits you can receive by appointing M P Architects in terms of planning permission for new houses and extensions.
Do you need planning permission?
This largely depends upon the project you are undertaking. If you do need planning permission, then you need to make sure this is in place prior to any building works being carried out.
Some extensions fall under ‘Permitted Development’ which we will cover in another article.
If you are looking at building a new house(s) or extension that does not fall into Permitted Development, then obtaining planning permission is essential.
This is where M P Architects can be of immediate benefit to you. With our free initial consultation, we are able to come and meet you, discuss your requirements, advise you whether planning permission is required and how we think we can help you make your dreams come true.
If your project does require planning permission and work commences without obtaining it, then it is possible that an enforcement notice will be served. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to continue building, but you should stop and get M P Architects involved to advise you on the best way forward and achieve planning consent for you.
Different rules for designated areas/listed buildings:
Extending or building in the conservation area and altering a listed building can sometimes prove challenging, but it doesn’t mean you can’t do anything. M P Architects have a very good working relationship with the local authorities, especially with the conservation officers to achieve permission for altering or extending your listed building.
Submitting a pre-application enquiry to the council prior to a planning application can save a lot of time and money. M P Architects often attend the pre-application meeting with our client at the Council’s office or on site, to discuss different design options with the planning officer and establish the principle of the development.
M P Architects can offer an invaluable service
When it comes to planning permission, experienced local architects such as M P Architects is key to gaining permission.
Here are some key reasons why:
- Rules on planning permission vary depending on your location and the type of project you are undertaking. M P Architects can offer invaluable insight and service in this respect.
- Experienced local architects are intimate with what is acceptable and what is not when it comes to your locality. M P Architects have extensive experience of how planning permission is viewed by the local authorities.
- Professionally qualified local architects can advise on what (if any) changes to plans should be made before (or during) application. This advice will help greatly in terms of obtaining planning permission for new homes as well as extensions and outbuildings.
- Timing of applying/amending (where necessary)/receiving of any planning permission is crucial to the success of start dates of any project. M P Architects can advise this at the beginning of your project.
Taking the weight off your shoulders – Carrying out a project related to the building of a new home involves many strands. If M P Architects have been appointed to carry out the full service of project managing on-site. We will ensure your house will be built to a high standard, we will check all the construction details have been built to the correct design and specifications. We will liaise with the builder for any queries so you don’t have to. Most importantly, we will ensure the project is completed on time and on budget.
Using a respected local architect like M P Architects makes eminent sense:
As we touched on at the beginning of the piece, availing of the services of a respected local architect will most certainly benefit your project.
In most cases, the more involved an architect is in a project, the more rewarding the outcome. Visit our testimonial page to see what other people said about using our services.