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Below are a few articles based on the most common questions we receive from Clients, Click on the following articles to be located and gain some knowledge in that particular raised subject. We try to keep the information updated regularly if in doubt feel free to call our team
Lofts & Double Storey Extensions
Thinking about building a Loft Conversion and a Double Storey Side Extension? Think AGAIN
Foundation Pad & Beam Drainage Clash
Your Proposed Foundation is Clashing with your Underground drainage, here's the solution
SPD Rules Vs PD Rules for Loft Conversions
Comparing SPD Rules to Permitted Development Rules which route to take?
Can I Remove my Chimney
in the Attic Space?
Removing Chimneys can be very costly and doing it the right way is essential for getting a signoff.
New 200mm set in for PD applications within WFDC
A word of warning when dealing with Waltham Forest District Council when designing Lofts.
Windposts needed fro Bi-Folding Door Openings
Wind-posts are always needed when constructing large openings this has always been the case.
Loft Conversion Designs in Flats Explained
Flats are not covered under GPDO rules, smaller dormers are only permitted under SPD guide.
Architects Fees £2500+VAT, is this Reasonable?
Architects fees are so expensive compared to DISCOUNT PLANS drawings, we are shocked.
Can I use One Beam instead of a BOX FRAME Design?
No! BOX frames have always been the design preference in large openings, don't be fooled.
When to Hire a Party Wall Surveyor Explained
Extensions and Loft Conversions usually need a Party Wall Surveyor to serve the initial notices out.
Gallows Bracket Vs a Beam to Support the Chimney
Gallows Brackets are suitable for chimney supports, the building control inspectors will agree.
Your Local Boroughs SPD guidance to Follow
SPD design guidance booklets are published by the council for a guide to follow.