Here at Resi our mission is to provide you with no-nonsense design and planning advice. Think of us as your personal guide through the complex world of residential architecture!
Whether you’re extending, converting or planning a new build, we’re here to help, every step of the way.
Let’s begin with a few key terms…
Not always as fun as the name suggests. Take round a nice bottle of wine and get your neighbour’s permission before you start work on or near any shared infrastructure, and be sure to snap plenty of photos in case anything happens during construction.
If you can’t agree, they can’t stop you from building, but they can hire a party wall surveyor (and you’ll need to pay for it).
Plain and simple: this is a floor plan for your walls. You need them for your planning application, but they also save builders from using their imaginations once work has started.
Elevation drawings are particularly useful for plotting out kitchen cabinets.
Permitted development rights
Good news! If your project fits certain criteria, you might not need to apply for planning permission.
Permitted development rights are a series of pre-approved planning regulations that apply to lots of extensions and conversions (as long as you don't live in a conservation area, and haven't already used up your allowance).
Book a free advice call with our friendly team and we'll find out if your project is likely to be covered by permitted development rights.