Building Materials for a New Home in Norfolk

This week we are considering the traditional building materials that can alter the appearance of a new home, externally.

Think about the differences that can be achieved by using simply brick, to front your new build or by adding flint pebbles to the face of the home as seen in coastal areas of Norfolk including Morston, Cley and Burnham Market.

Carstone is popular around Sandringham, West Newton, Hunstanton and Clay is used near Dereham & Wymondham.

If brick is the material of choice, consider how it should be laid! English or Flemish Bond, Garden Wall Bond, Header Bond or Stretcher Bond? Think about the rear external elevation as well as the front…

Can timber be incorporated into the design of your #selfbuild?

Materials are so much more than just ‘brick’ and should be thought through with your designer.


Let us draw your New Build Plans.

For many years we have sourced land in prime Norfolk Villages and Towns for our own development. Both designing and building contemporary, country inspired homes.

We are in an excellent position where we come with experience of both fields and have also self built our own homes.

Having an understanding of the large undertaking that a New Build is and being able to bring designs to life is a valuable asset to our clients.

Talking plain English throughout the process, we can draft plans from information given by the customer and as dictated by the development site. These can be submitted to the planning authority and if approval is granted, building regulation drawings can be drawn up for clients construction company to work with.

Consideration should be given to size of land for development, scale of property required. Any constraints on site: TPO Trees, visibility issues at the main entrance, local character, planning restrictions if permission has already been granted for a property previously, effect on neighbouring property, is there a desire to ‘blend in’ or to be modern and cutting edge, traditional or timber frame construction.

Call Rob or fill in our contact form to chat informally…

Planning Applications Submitted

Along with drawing up designs for New Build Homes and Extensions we are happy to carry this all the way through the planning process.

Submitting clients planning applications online as part of our service. Generally the process between submission and decision takes 8 weeks but can take longer depending on the local authority at the time.

We can work within the city of Norwich, but are also able to offer service in villages including, but not limited to Letheringsett, Barsham, Wighton, Hainsford, Foxley, Hempton and Hunworth…

Where we work.

Our plan drawing & planning application submitting service can be offered around Norfolk. Including, but not limited to:

Fakenham, Wells Next The Sea, Holt, Cromer, Sheringham, Burnham Market, Norwich City, The Norfolk Broadland Villages, Dereham & Breckland.

Call for a chat with Rob to book an initial consultation.

07854 622776

Or contact us here.

Plan Drafting Service.

We are very pleased to be able to offer clients a face to face Consultation, Design, Plan Drawing & Submission Service throughout Norfolk.

Working as a small family business in Fakenham for a number of years, we have planned, designed and built both properties for sale and our own homes.

Our Designs have been varied and include, Cottages with a Traditional feel, Contemporary Homes, Extensive Garaging with Accommodation over, Garden Rooms. We have converted Loft Spaces and Basement Areas.

We have worked with modern designs using steel, traditional materials like flint, carstone, chalk, wood and can advise on materials best suited for particular projects and favour clay tiles or slate for roofing.

Our attention has now turned to drafting plans using constantly updated CAD Software to produce high quality Plans, Elevation & Landscape Drawings for submission to Local Authorities for Planning Approval. In conjunction with this we are also able to submit Drawings to Building Control.

Past Designs can be seen and Built Projects referred to locally.