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Autumn Applications

There’s more than a hint that Autumn is on the way here in Norfolk.

Leaves are starting to float down from the Horse Chestnut trees, there’s a strong breeze, Geraniums are in their final flush of flower and the evenings are pulling in.

As we get accustomed to shutting the curtains or pulling down the blinds earlier, and making peace with more indoor activities it might be a great time to start discussing ideas that may have been popping up in your heads for an extension to the family home.

Clear the kitchen table, throw down a sheet or two of paper and start scribbling!

Do you have the external space for an extention?

What extra internal rooms do you most need?

An extended kitchen, for cooking and more storage, for a big table to accommodate the extra teenagers that come in the form of your children’s boyfriends or girlfriends. A spare bedroom for older parent’s comfort or an annex to give working children some much needed space while they save for their own home…

Do you need single or two storey?

Will this be at the side or the rear of the property?

Get a few ideas together, then consider contacting us, we can discuss your permitted development rights- meaning no planning application required (although Building Control will need to approve) or whether you’ll need a ‘householder application’.

Planning applications usually take 8-10 weeks to pass through the local authority, now is an ideal time to start thinking…

 

 

Starting a Property Journey…

Property is a journey that many of us make, long term throughout our lives.

We started off as a young couple, with a blank sheet of paper a pencil and a very tight budget. Sat over a coffee in a rented house-share, we decided to jot down where we’d like to buy in our locality and the places that we wouldn’t consider.

Some on our top choices had to be crossed out wistfully as they were out of reach financially, others stayed – we’ve always been realists…

Then began the process of viewing and assessing a number of potential homes.

The property we bought was purchased for a number of reasons: the location was on our ‘acceptable’ list.  The home, an end terrace, two up two down represented a series  of compromises that we were prepared to make.

Path from front to rear for the lawn mower.

No garage but parking.

No dining room but a spacious, light kitchen large enough for a good sized breakfast table.

No hallway but a sitting room that you could swing a cat in!

2 bedrooms and an upstairs bathroom.

There was a front garden with space for a border under the sitting room window and a back garden big enough for our own 6×6 shed!

What swung it initially was the location, what sealed it was the layout of the ground floor – less being more to us and the start of our passion for a feeling of space and then open plan living.

When the mother in law saw the place she asked ‘you aren’t thinking of buying this pokey little hole are you?’, ‘NO’ we said, ‘we’ve bought it’ – and so our property journey began….

Whether you are staring your journey and need plans on paper to juggle how your interior space is laid out, if you have moved up the ladder a rung or two and need drawings for an extension to accommodate a growing family, or perhaps you are selling up to spend a year in a static caravan and build a new home (yes, we’ve been there) contact us and let’s chat…

Permission Granted:

Another lovely North Norfolk weekend behind us, and just a quick reminder that, we are a small, local, family run business and always happy to discuss how to move forward on your project towards gaining planning permission…

Happily we’ve just received another positive response from local authority:

Change of use for a shop premises in the King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council area to Thai Massage Therapy business.

As ever, we have been pleased to assist our clients.

Don’t forget to get in touch for an estimate for Building Regulations Drawings once you have received Planning Approval.

The best way to contact us is via our website contact form! Give us as much information as you can and we will email you back.

 

 

 

Extend your home:Norwich?

We are regularly in Norwich City, both for visiting clients and for family trips to enjoy the relaxed vibe in The Lanes, to eat or for an evenings entertainment. We love the city and it appears many are starting to feel the same (the secret is out, that it’s a cool place to live)!

In the first instance, contact us and we will arrange to visit to discuss your plans for a possible extension(s), the perfect way to remain in the place you love, while still accommodating a need for extra space. We will talk plan English with you and give you all the time you need to consider our ideas and fees.

Once you accept our estimate, we can usually start on design work within a week. We are happy to submit your plans to Norwich City Council or other local authority.

 

 

Planning Permission Granted.

We are asked by our clients to submit plans for a variety of projects.

Our most recent planning approval, arrived today, to allow for the conversion of an outbuilding to extra accommodation in a conservation area, to include use as a holiday let for the owners.

Congratulations to them and thanks to South Norfolk District Council.

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Extensions

You ‘may not’ need planning permission for the extension to your home that you’ve been hoping to build, but you will most probably need Building Regulations Approval.

Areas concerned include:

The roof

Doors/windows

Walls (external & internal)

Electrical work

Drainage & Kitchen/bathroom

Contact us to discuss your requirements…