WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PLANNING AND BUILDING REGULATION DRAWINGS?
Planning drawings are the first application to be submitted by us on behalf of the client, the planning drawings are submitted to the planning department at the council to gain the planning permission required. Once the permission is granted, the Building Regulation drawings are due to be finalised. The building regulation drawings which are commonly referred to as technical drawings by the architectural services are the detailed breakdown of the approved drawings to show all of the materials and construction details. The proposed works will be presented in a detailed way to Building control to show all of the elements involved in the building of the extension and for them to be approved.
LAWFUL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
A Lawful Development Certificate is an application submitted to the Planning Department to confirm the proposed works are within Permitted Development. This is not the same as planning permission but is proof that your household building work is lawful. For peace of mind this option is well worth considering even if you are sure your project is permitted development. If you should later want to sell your property a Lawful Development Certificate may be helpful to potential buyers.
We will provide architectural drawings and complete the relevant application form. The council usually take 8 weeks to issue the Lawful Development Certificate.
FREE ADVICE & CONSULTATION
If you would like some clear and easy Architectural advice regarding your project by our Architectural consultants, we will happily talk to you.
- During this telephone conversation we can advise on the following:
- Feasibility of your ideas
- Explore alternative solutions
- Planning opportunities and limitations
- Planning Approval Processes
- Building Regulations Processes
- Timescales and Costs
What is the Procedure?
We can talk with you about your architectural design plans and requirements. We would then be able to send a fixed fee quotation for our architectural services.
If you accept our quotation, we will complete a full measured survey of the property. Talking over the project in more detail.
We can then draw architectural plans of your proposed extension. This gives an idea on layouts and views, at this stage changes can be made until you confirm they are ready to send for approval.
We would then submit to the local council for planning permission (if required, certain works/extensions are exempt, we can advise on this on our initial visit). We then liaise with the planning officer as required to obtain planning permission.
Once planning permission has been granted, we add further in-depth detail to our architectural plans to include correct build materials and structural details. The Building Regulation plans are then submitted to Building Control to approve before the build can start.