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Planning information

Planning permission

The government’s planning portal has loads of information on the planning process, permitted development and building regulations. In the meantime please download the following introductry guides. Extensions mini guide Loft conversions mini guide

Building regulations

Compliance with current building regaulations is seperate to planning and even more important. An explanatory booklet is available for you to download. Building regulations explanatory booklet

Party walls

When building near or on a shared boundary, you will very likely need to comply with the 1996 Party Wall Act. Although not particulary onerous or something that should put you off, it is definatley something that should be looked at earlier rather than later. Please download our brief introuduction. Party Wall Act Introduction


Sometimes you might well have a manhole in or near to where you are planning your extension. If this is owned by Thames Water, they will probably require certain reassurances from you about how you plan to build your extension. For more information please download the following guide. Building over a public sewer