While having your planning application refused may feel like the end of the world at the time, hang tight! It’s not the end of your home improvement dreams, merely a bump in the road.
With the right architectural knowledge and expertise by your side, it’s possible to reach that light at the end of the tunnel.
Start off on the right foot
It might sound obvious, but preventing a problem is often easier than fixing one, and it’s no different with planning permission. That’s why we recommend ensuring you’ve got the best professionals behind you right from the get go, to help ensure you don’t face rejection in the first place.
If you are choosing to go with an architect, which is recommended, it’s advisable to spend time searching for a reputable practice, and to not just pick the first, or the cheapest option found. Obtain at least 3 quotes, and be sure to read reviews, ask friends, and speak with the company itself, in order to know you’re dealing with a reputable practice.
Top tip: Be wary of No Win No Fee architectural practices when beginning your planning phase, as there are only two explanations behind their strategy - either their services are less likely to achieve approval, or they’re overpriced.
If you need help finding an architect, you can check out our handy tool here.