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Start 2018 with Planning that all important extension

Been thinking about that extension and been it putting off? Then this article is for you, Below, Barry Stott-Brookes from Architects Atelier Ltd, outlines the typical planning to completion process for a domestic extension project.

Now is the right time to start thinking about more space at home for Autumn 2018. Whether it’s increased living space that you need, improved amenities or an outbuilding for the kids – why not let AAL’s experienced design team help you through the process required, to achieve the space you need in time for Autumn.

Whatever you’re planning the AAL team can guide you through the processes required to realise your construction project.

At AAL, our award nominated design team have extensive experience in:

  • Creating beautiful spaces;
  • Optimising the design to balance your needs against your budget;
  • Guiding projects through the planning process;
  • Developing the design in coordination with our structural engineering team;
  • Advising on ‘best practise’ for neighbourly matters such as party wall agreements.

Of course, you’ll need a builder once the design is signed off – not to worry, working with us gives you access to AAL’s ‘little black book’ of the very best local trade contacts.

If you’re planning to have the space you need this year ready for use in Autumn 2018 the following timeline of a typical construction project demonstrates why NOW IS THE TIME to talk to us:

Now – Start the design work.

March  2018 – Submit to local authority for planning sign-off.

May 2018 – Receive Planning Consent.

June 2018 – Structural engineering design and builder appointment; start party wall processes.

August 2018 – Party Wall processes completed and start building works! Depending on the size of the project it might be a 12 to 20 week build programme, your builder can advise.

November 2018 – Works complete just in time for the school Christmas Holidays 2018!

Don’t move, improve!  Let team AAL help you with your project, contact us today for a no obligation discussion.

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