Design and Planning Service for Building Projects
We offer a COMPLETE BUILDING SERVICE, from Start to Finish
If a building design and planning service is required, we can provide the plans and drawings necessary for the particular building job via our associated business Build to Plans.
Build to Plans offer Architectural Services such as drawings for Planning Applications and Building Regulation approval and they can act on your behalf and deal with any negotiations with the Local Authority. They also have an LABC partnering agreement with Building Control at Mid Suffolk District Council for Building Regulation applications. See work by Build to Plans.
Our Building Design & Planning Service
First of all we will visit you at your property as part of our FREE initial consultation, and discuss your building needs, requirements, fees, design and practicalities. If you want to proceed, we will work to the following steps:-
Take to necessary dimensions as relevant for your proposals.
Produce scaled layout plans and elevation drawings.
Provide you with sketch drawings for your comment, for modifications as required.
Produce detailed Planning and Building Regulation drawings.
Provide copies of drawings for submission to the Local Authority.
Submit drawings for Planning and/or Building Regulation Approval.
Negotiate minor amendments with Local Authority.
Issue approved drawings.
Are Building Regulations needed?
Building Regulations are needed for most building works to ensure safe building practices and good workmanship. The regulations cover many aspects of the building such as foundations, construction of walls, roof & floor, thermal insulation, drainage, electrics, plumbing and heating, glazing and ventilation, staircases, disabled access etc.
Building Control carry out site inspections at set stages during the building works. And a Completion Certificate is issued by Building Control following the Final Inspection.
Is Planning Permission needed?
Planning Permission is not needed for all building work, but in certain types of building works it is necessary prior to the start of any work. Planning is often necessary for building Home Extensions but often not needed for Garage Conversions.
We advise you on any permissions needed for your building and ensure that you have the right drawings and the right consents from the start.