Self Build Tip.

Sitting here in Fakenham this morning (in a deluge of rain) steaming cup of tea in hand (yes, we are real people), a thought comes to mind, that is not strictly related to planning permission or even plans, but rather, making plans, or planning ahead!

Although our work now concentrates on the delivery of drawings for new homes, conversions, extensions and floor plans, for many years we have built homes both for sale to the public and for ourselves.

One key thing that all our builds had in common, was that we started the gardens at the same time as the homes. We plan and design them, and build them alongside the main home. It’s never an after thought or the last thing we do, when the budget has nearly been spent!

The benefits of planting up your garden, and laying your lawn, be it small or larger, with the property are massive. As anyone who has self built will know, the time just before and when you move into your home can be stressful, so to go in and look out of the window and see a landscape planted and ready to grow is a relief, if you have children they immediately have a place to be outside and play and adults can enjoy the outside area and share it with family & friends, it helps to maximize the ‘feel good’ factor of ‘moving in’!

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Just a few pics of a Fakenham home we designed.

Built into a natural slope on a garden plot, utilizing that angle to create a basement area under a generous Terrace, leading to the garden. Brick, Flint, Featheredge Cedar & Bespoke Timber Windows.

The required door step has been designed with Brick and Flint.

Slate roof tiles with Conservation Roof Light windows adding character.

Do call us to discuss your project, whether that be a #Newbuild, #Extension or #Conversion 07584 622776. We cover the whole of Norfolk.

Busy Office Day in North Norfolk!

A stunning Blue Sky Day here in Fakenham, after our site visit on the North Norfolk Coast yesterday, it’s back in the office today to continue drafting plans for a local property!

Do call or email if you would like to arrange a visit, then we can send a quote or estimate for your own set of Plans or Building Regulations Drawings. Remember if you require Planning Permission, we are happy to submit to your Local Authority for no additional charge.


Pre Christmas Planning Applications Norfolk

With November arriving tomorrow and the Christmas Holidays fast approaching, it’s time to have plans drawn for your builders, who will be busy in the New Year.

Submissions to local authority can usually be made within 2 weeks.

Once with the planning department, the process will generally take approximately 8-10 weeks.

So for New Year work to begin contact us now.

*Floor plans for Holiday Homes and Cottages in North Norfolk, Norwich and Mid Norfolk (no planning application) could be up and running and included in clients own advertising within 2 weeks.

Planning A Basement?

Many residential property owners are now considering converting or creating a basement living space in their homes. There is potential to add value to a property as well as space.

Excavating under your home to create a basement is likely to require planning permission.

Converting an existing residential basement into a living area may not require planning permission

Both, will require Building Control Approval.

We have experience in the design of basement spaces. Call or email for more information on our prices, plan drawing service and submission of applications for planning approval.

07584 622776