Building Regulations

How long does it take to get planning permission? And what are building regulations?

Local Authority Approvals

Building Regulations

Sometimes people come to us knowing exactly what they want!  Is that you?

We can work with you in whichever way suits you best.  Here are a few examples of where we have helped people;



  • You have ideas in your head, possibly a few sketches and you just want someone to draw them up and submit them for planning/building regulations approvals
  • You have planning drawings, but need help putting together the building regulation application
  • You have carried out work on your house and didn’t get the necessary approvals .. now you need to submit a “regularisation” application

We want to help you obtain your approvals in the quickest, most hassle free way possible.

Statutory Approvals

The 2 most popular questions we are asked are:-

  • How long does it take to get planning permission?
  • What are building regulations?

Planning Permission

This should take you about 8 weeks for minor development (most residential development should fall within this) and 12 weeks for major development

Building Regulations

You need to demonstrate that the building will be structurally sound and that it complies with all current legislation. The Building Regulations set out minimum requirements for structural integrity, fire safety, energy efficiency, damp proofing, ventilation and other key aspects that ensure a building is safe and usable

How Can We Help You

We can submit for planning and building regulations approval on your behalf and deal with any queries from the local authority – this saves you time and hassle

Why Choose Us To Help You?

We have been working with the Local Authorities in the area for many years and have a good idea of what they require to be submitted, increasing your chances of approval the first time.

Already Completed The Work Without Building Regulations?

You will need to submit a “regularisation” application. This is a special type of application, and is used only where works have already been carried out without consent on or after 11 November 1985.

Things To Be Aware Of With Regularisation Certificates

The charges for Regularisation Certificates are considerably higher than those for applications that are made at the right time and you will almost certainly have to “open up” works which is expensive, causes damage to decoration, and at the very least, is very inconvenient.

This is really a last choice and one to be avoided if possible

Please give us a call now 0118 962 9666 to see how we can help you