Design & Development Associates have obtained a Certificate of Lawful Development for a single storey rear extension to a detached property in Bournemouth.
Our client was seeking to create a large open plan kitchen/living area by removing the dividing wall between the kitchen and dining room and undertaking a new rear extension.
Under permitted development, we could extend out 4m to the rear to create a large open plan space, which benefitted from a feature set of sliding doors and a vaulted sky lantern for additional space.
We recommend our clients obtain a Certificate of Lawful Development so the council can confirm the proposal as permitted development. This Certificate is legally binding and provides peace of mind before construction starts. To achieve this certificate we firstly undertook a detailed measured survey of the property to produce existing floor plans and elevations. Our architectural designers then undertook a design proposal and submitted the Lawful Development Certificate application as necessary.
The Local Planning Authority determined the application in 6.5 weeks, which is fantastic news as the decision was issued before Christmas and over a week before the target decision date.
Design & Development Associates are now assisting in the production of Building Regulation compliant plans. Given the new glazed area is over 25% including the existing glazing, we need to produce a SAP calculation to confirm the insulation used on site will comply with regulation. As part of our remit we will liaise with SAP Assessors to handle the tricky questions and provide a complete pack for Building Control to sign off.
If you are considering a home extension, loft conversion or looking for an architect or architectural design service in Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch or the surrounding areas, why not contact one of our architectural designers for a FREE no-obligation consultation.
Call us now on 01202 233435 to see how we can assist you.
Areas covered are throughout Dorset including; Poole, Bournemouth, Corfe Mullen, and Wimborne.