Inspired Design Studio can offer advice on what is and is not feasible when extending or adapting your home or professional space. We can provide advice on issues concerning planning permission, local factors that may influence modifications to a property and building regulations. Our service also includes measured surveys and drawing up detailed specifications, rendered images and 3D models. We can further oversee the building of the project and offer interior design services once your build is complete.
Planning Permission & Processs
Some projects do not need planning permission, which is known as permitted development rights. Building projects that normally have permitted development rights include: industrial premises, demolition and some projects that will have no impact on your neighbours or the environment. We can confirm this with the LPA on your behalf.
The LPA will decide whether to grant planning permission for your project based on its development plan. It will not take into account whether local people want it.
To decide, an LPA will look at: the number, size, layout, siting and external appearance of buildings, the infrastructure available - eg roads and water supply, any landscaping needs, what you want to use the development for and how your development would affect the surrounding area.
In most cases, planning applications are decided within 8 weeks.
Building regulations approval is separate from planning permission and can be acquired through your local council or a private approved inspector.
Party Wall Agreement
damage to the neighbouring side of the wall, notification must be made. If in doubt, we can offer advice or you should contact the local Building Control Office.
around 6 months.
A realistic time frame, where planning permission is granted without changes, is shown below:
Survey carried out
Existing drawings drawn
Proposed options drawn
Meeting with client to discuss proposals
Complete & submit planning application
Planning application reviewed by County Council
(up to 8 weeks)
Building regulations drawings and notes completed
Building regulations application submitted
Building regulation information used to seek quotations from builders
Building regulation submission reviewed by County Council Building Control (up to 5 weeks)
Building regulations approval received
Potentially start building – dependent on builder’s availability
Construction periods vary dependent on scheme.