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Permitted Development - Materials 2023

Updated: May 16, 2023

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Permitted Development - Materials 2023

Permitted development is a great way to make changes to your property without the need for a full planning application, but it's important to understand the materials that can be used in order to ensure that your project is compliant with the regulations.

One of the most common materials used for permitted development projects is brick. Brick is a durable, long-lasting material that is well-suited to the construction of extensions and other types of building work. It's also a relatively inexpensive option, making it a popular choice for many homeowners. Additionally, brick can be painted, which allows for flexibility in the design of your extension.

Another popular material for permitted development projects is timber. Timber is a lightweight and flexible material that can be used for a wide range of building projects, including extensions, porches, and outbuildings. It is also an environmentally friendly option and can be a great choice for those looking to create a natural and rustic look. However, it's important to note that timber must be treated properly to prevent decay and insect infestation.

Glass is also a popular option for extensions and conservatories. Glass can be used to create a bright, open, and airy space, and can be combined with other materials, such as timber or aluminium, to create a modern and contemporary design. Glass these days is much more energy efficient than before so is a great way to lighten up your new space.

Another option that can be used for permitted development is prefabricated materials. These materials are factory-made and can be easily assembled on site. They are a quick and cost-effective option, and are suitable for a wide range of projects, including small extensions, garages, and garden rooms.

Finally, it's important to note that some materials may be restricted or prohibited by the local authorities. It is always best to check with the local authorities and consult with an architect before proceeding with any project. Usually the best material to use is the one found on your existing property and match it.

In conclusion, there are many materials that can be used for permitted development projects. Choosing the right materials for your project can not only ensure that your project is compliant with regulations but also can make it look beautiful and add value to your property. It is always important to check with the local authorities and consult with an architect to ensure that the materials you choose are suitable for your project.

Let take care of your extension needs!

We undertake a full measured survey of your existing house to enable us to plan your home reliably and cost effectively. We produce as existing drawings of your property which are required in your Lawful Development Certificate.

Your personal designer will undertake a detailed design brief with you where we will discover exactly what you are looking to achieve from your loft conversion. They will design concepts from your brief and create bespoke architectural drawings tailored to you.

We will provide you with the highest quality floor plans, elevations, and 3D views as seen in our videos. We will also provide rendered images that will give you a full understanding of the possible materials and finishes. You'll be able to see exactly what it will look like in real life before it is built!

You will then work with your personal designer to tailor the concepts and create your perfect design! ​ We understand that this process is difficult and decisions are hard. However, your personal designer will be there to help every step of the way and will draw recommendations from their architectural and local planning experience to make the design process seamless. ​Unlimited drawing revisions will enable you to create your perfect extension.

Once the design has been achieved, we will obtain a Lawful Development Certificate, or if it is required planning permission. You are now ready to build!

Legally, you must ensure that your project complies with building regulations which is a statutory requirement. ​ Our building regulation and structural drawings cover everything from the foundations all the way up to fire regulations, thermal efficiency, and even sound insulation. ​ We have vetted chartered structural engineers, building regulation specialists, party wall surveyors, drainage experts, land surveyors, and all other potential third party specialists that could be required in the signing off of your project. ​ This process will leave you in the best possible position going into the construction phase, providing your builder and your local authority's building inspector with everything they require.

We hope you are as excited to start your project today as we are! Please fill out our Contact Us form below so we can start your project as soon as possible. Or feel free to call us where you can speak to one of our specialists for any information you require.

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