Planning Permission: two words that raise the hackles of anyone considering investing in property improvements. But they really needn’t; there’s a lot of confusing information floating around on the internet, when getting the green light can be straightforward and simple. That’s why A & S Building Company Ltd, the Potters Bar area’s top choice builders for everything from new builds and house extensions, to loft conversions, have looked to provide clarity in the below article.
Should you require further advice, or wish to discuss ideas with our skilled and friendly builders, pick up the phone and call 01992 501 428. We’ve delivered all shapes and sizes of new builds, loft conversions and house extensions in and around the Potters Bar area, and have the track record to carry out your project to an exceptionally high standard.
In many cases, Planning Permission for new builds comes with the purchase of an area of land. In other situations, it might be that a prospective client is eyeing land in Potters Bar but will apply before/after the purchase. It’s worth speaking with your Local Planning Authority, builders of choice and whoever currently owns the land to find out if you’ll need to file an application.
This is also situational. Many loft conversions are permitted to go ahead under permitted development rights, usually if they don’t require any major structural alterations to the roofline. So Potters Bar clients eyeing mansard loft conversions should keep in mind they’ll probably need to get the official green light, while those more interested in Velux loft conversions can call in builders without going through that stage.
Much like loft conversions, house extensions are a mixed bag and governed by permitted development rights. They’ll need to match the wider property (in terms of materials used), and not exceed certain dimensions. The full list of criteria is available on the government’s online planning portal, but don’t hesitate in calling our builders should you wish first hand advice.