Now that the Christmas festivities are complete and the decorations put safely away for another year, we’d like to wish our clients past and present a very Happy New Year.

Thank you for your business!

If you would like to take a look at just some of the planning applications that we have submitted and successfully taken through the planning system please follow the link here!


January 2020 Appointments

How can we help you with that idea in your head about an extension to create more space in your Norfolk family home or holiday property, or for the self build project that’s been a niggling ambition for the last decade? Maybe you have have started construction work without permission, and have been reported to the local authority, believe me, it happens…

We’ve been super lucky in 2019 to have worked with lovely people. Some excited by projects they are undertaking, one or two very concerned as they have had enforcement officer visits due to work being completed without permission, albeit unwittingly. Some were business premises, or extensions to homes, others internal alterations and work to second homes here in North Norfolk.

We have been able to collaborate with our clients, to advise on what, in our experience will be approved and what may be less likely to be permitted. We’ve produced planning drawings, relevant design, access and heritage statements, and where necessary have been able to provide third party reports for flood risk assessments, PEA’s (Preliminary Ecological Appraisals), Arboricultural reports and more.

2019’s projects have involved Conservation Areas, Listed Buildings, business premises, change of use, agricultural developments and houses of multiple occupation as well as householder applications for anything from a porch to substantial dwelling expansion.

We have experience submitting applications across North Norfolk, South Norfolk, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Broadland, Breckland and Norwich City local authorities.

Simply contact us here or by phone, email or via Instagram or Facebook direct messaging. We can make a diary note and schedule a site meeting for January, meaning you are organised, and you can get on with the Christmas festivities!

Planning drawing

Our London To Do List!

We love a trip to London and a couple of things that are on our ‘to do’ list for our very next visit are The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street in the city and The Barbican and Barbican Estate.

During a trip to the city, we find it hard not to be in awe of the design and architecture of both buildings and public space. We prefer long days of strolling through the streets to shopping and more usual sight seeing!

The Sky Garden has grabbed our attention, it’s a public space, over 3 floors and offers 360 degree city views from way up high! The planting is based on drought resistant, terraces which offers colour all year, it was designed by landscape architects Gillespies!

The Barbican Estate is a residential estate built in the brutalist style of architecture in the 1960’s and 80’s. It also has the Barbican Arts Centre, Museum of London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and the Barbican Public Library all right at hand. Our nearest Brutalist form of architecture here in Norfolk is the University of East Anglia.

As soon as we have ticked these of the list, we’ll be posting some photos, so do come back to see them!

In the meantime, we are hard at work here in the Fakenham office. Some of our smaller projects currently involve drawing plans for an aviary at a listed property in Norfolk and a double cart-shed near Dereham. On the building regulations front, we are preparing drawings for clients near Diss whose planning application has been passed.

Do get in touch if you have any questions regarding a future self build, a renovation project or extension to your home here in North, West or South Norfolk, Broadland, Breckland or Norwich City. We work with homeowners and local building contractors and developers, are happy to chat and can send out an estimate of our fees.

Norfolk Home designed by us.

Planning Application Approval – Sheringham

We are happy to have worked with our North Norfolk based clients to prepare planning drawings for alterations to their lovely Sheringham home.

Approval has just be given by North Norfolk District Council for demolition of attached studio and outbuildings, erection of attached garage with room above, single storey extension and addition of dormer.

Great news and construction work can begin once building regulations approval has been given.

As ever, we remind all clients that the conditions given by their local authority on their consent notification must be adhered to.

For examples of some of the other planning approvals we have gained for our Norfolk clients please click here!

A property journey, continues…

On the 13th Sept our blogged about the start of a property journey. We thought we’d expand on that for those of you that are considering buying a plot of land and building a new home. We’ve been there, you aren’t bonkers!

The first time we built a home for ourselves, we sold a ‘real home’ – small but perfectly formed, and bought a £500 static caravan and a piece of land.

We moved ourselves and our two 9 month old children into the static and started on a path of outdoor country, mud loving, brick buying living! Every penny went into the plot and home build.

Happy days, weekly trips to a laundrette, lots of attempts to keep the mould at bay inside the van, the start of a life long dislike of net curtains and making a bed every night from a sofa!

But, it’s worth it! If you get your plans right, have them submitted to local authority and approved and can start the build in the spring or summer months, then you are on the right road.

We can draw plans for a new home, submit them to local authority, then prepare drawings for you to get builders quotes from and these can be used for building control approval also.

In addition we bring to your table, our direct experience of building homes from the ground upwards. Need our number? 07584 622776 call us, let’s chat!

Take a look at another blog from Oct 2018 for steps to consider in preparation for a new build journey…


Planning Approval Gained.

Happy to report our latest successful Planning Application approval from South Norfolk District Council.

‘Retrospective application for outbuildings, sauna, fence, including change of use of outbuildings to B8 use’. 

If you have had a local authority visit from an enforcement officer and need to submit a retrospective planning application for building work that you do not have permission for, contact us. Our initial onsite visit is free of charge.

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.