Planning Permission:

If you’re planning a significant extension you will need planning permission and will need to submit an application. Using a reputable architect and builder, and speaking to your local authority early on to know what’s likely to get approval is a good idea.

Permitted Development (PD) grants the right to enable homeowners to undertake certain types of work without the need to apply for planning permission.

The following rules apply under Permitted Development:

Party Wall Act:

If building your extension involves digging or building foundations within 3m of the boundary, party wall or party wall structure, or digging foundations within 6m of a boundary, the work will require you to comply with the Party Wall Act. A building owner proposing to start work covered by the Act must give adjoining owners notice of their intentions in the way set down in the Act.

Building Regulations:

Whether you are having a new extension built, self-building a house, renovating a property or having a new kitchen/bathroom, it is a legal requirement that the work being carried out meets the requirements of current building regulations.

You will need to submit a full plan submission to your local authority building control, or approved inspector prior to the build. The building inspector will visit your site at different stages and inspects the work as it progresses. All alterations to listed buildings, including internal ones, require consent and it is a criminal offence to alter a listed building without it.

If you would like to know more about any of the above get in touch with us, or visit Federation Master Builders website: https://www.fmb.org.uk/find-a-builder/ultimate-guides-to-home-renovation.html

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