If you are thinking of building an extension, make sure you save time, money and hassle by choosing a reputable professional. Firstly, find an architect – speak to two or three to make sure that they fully understand you, your property and your ideas. Once you’re happy and have agreed the design, apply for planning permission. When you receive full permission contact a few potential suppliers and invite them to quote. Remember, just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean that you’ll receive the quality workmanship that you require. Make sure you send the same information to everyone to make sure that you fairly gauge how much the job is actually going to cost. For peace of mind, ask for personal recommendations to make sure that you’ve chosen the right builder to create your perfect extension.
Visit www.planningportal.gov.uk for more information.
See the Local Authority Building Control website for more information www.labc.uk.com