Planning & Building Regulations

Planning your House Extension with Home Extension Designs

Most new buildings or major changes to existing buildings or to the local environment need consent – known as Planning Permission. Without a Planning Permission system in place, everyone could construct or change buildings or use land in any way they wanted.

Your local planning authority is responsible for deciding whether a development should go ahead – granting Planning Permission. Home Extension Designs are very experienced in the Planning area and when initially meeting with you they will discuss the various planning requirements particular to your local authority. Many projects do not need Planning Permission and they will happily advise you of what is and is not applicable to your project. If Planning Permission is required, they will advise what your local authority will allow and discuss the procedure in more detail. As part of their service, Home Extension Designs will complete all the necessary paperwork and forms, submit the application to your local authority and liaise with them to secure a decision.

Home Extension Designs will deal with all of your Building Regulations

Building Regulations are national standards for England and Wales which apply to most types of building development. They ensure that the built environment in which we all live is a safe place and include requirements for conservation of fuel and power. Certain projects do not need Planning Permission but you will nearly always need Building Regulations Permission. This is where detailed construction drawings are prepared, indicating construction methods for foundations, floors, walls, roofs etc. Some small projects do not require Building Regulations Permission, but to be sure that the construction is adequate, and in order to obtain competitive builders prices, it is necessary to have construction drawings. If specialist finishes, designs or materials are needed or preferred, we can source and detail these on the drawing and accompanying information. As part of their service, Home Extension Designs would obtain and complete the relevant application forms and submit them to your local Council. Home Extension Designs liaise and negotiate with them on your behalf to secure the approval.


Deciding on which contractor to use is probably the most worrying part of the project. The building work is the most expensive part of any undertaking of this nature and careful selection of the contractor is critical. Home Extension Designs has built excellent relationships with many building contractors, in whom we trust to carry out your projects through to completion. Having a sound history and excellent relationship with them, makes the whole process smoother and easier for you. Any problems which may arise, can be swiftly dealt with so that your project can continue to completion.

Providing their Clients with fantastic designs and helping them realise their dreams, Home Extension Designs successfully complete over 200 projects every year! Therefore, Home Extension Designs are your local ‘one-stop’ Architectural Services provider, guiding you professionally and carefully through the various stages required, to successfully complete your project.

Home Extension Designs look forward to hearing from you very soon.