DO I REQUIRE PLANNING PERMISSION?
Planning permission, in simple terms, is like asking the local authority if you can do a certain piece of building work. Most planning applications are decided within eight weeks, unless they are unusually large or complex, in which case the time limit is extended to 13 weeks.
However, many home improvement projects are classed as permitted development, meaning they do not require planning permission. This is subject to certain conditions and limits, such as the overall size of the proposed development, if the property has been extended previously, or if you are looking to change the appearance of a building by using different materials to those of the existing.
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PROVIDING A CRADLE TO GRAVE SERVICE
We work with a team of trades who are reasonably priced, polite, tidy and can manage the project from start to finish, ensuring the project is completed to a high standard and on budget.
Please see list of recommend trades below:
RAF Building Services – 07970 299 558
Pledger Gas – 07542 707 829
Pledger Electrical – 07891 498 909
HOW MUCH WILL MY EXTENSION COST?
A question we regularly get asked at consultation stage and always a tricky one to answer.
Working with a reputable builder, they provide us with an estimated build cost per square meter, which allows us to better inform the client. This cost is approximately £1,500 per square meter, to a plastered internal finish. This means that a 3 meter x 3 meter extension would cost approximately £13,500 to build.
For more details on trades who we recommend, please click the ‘Cradle to Grave’ tab.
HOW WE WORK
We used Pledger Design to design our new extension. They were quick to respond to all queries, very flexible and clear about pricing, which were also very reasonable! We got a much better feeling from Pledger Design than many “bigger” companies. The plans produced were very clear and detailed and they were able to provide contact details for people who could help us with the build. We haven’t finished building yet but we know if there is an issue they will be there to help out. We would definitely recommend and use them again again.
Harry Wallace | Rubery, Birmingham
We appointed Pledger Design to design our extension for Pre-Application advice. They were hundreds of pounds cheaper than the closest quote and we could not believe how quickly and accurately the designs were produced. We will definitely be using Pledger Design to provide our detailed drawings if we receive a positive response from the planners. Thanks again!
Mr & Mrs Burley | Rednal, Birmingham
Having had a couple of extensions to our property already, we were unsure if we were able to increase the size of our downstairs. Pledger Design provided us with layout options to choose from and completely transformed our downstairs layout. Needless to say, we would never have achieved what we have without the ideas of Pledger Design. Will continue to recommend!
Mr & Mrs Harris | Blackwell, Bromsgrove
We appointed Pledger Design for a single storey rear extension to our property and I am so glad we went with a recommendation as they were fantastic from start to finish. Reasonably priced and on hand for the duration of the project.
Mr Whittaker | Droitwich, Worcestershire
Having moved in to our new home, we decided we wanted to reconfigure the upstairs layout. Pledger Design were recommended to us through a friend, so we invited them to quote. They had some great ideas and really understood the brief. They also recommended a builder, electrician and plumber who were all extremely professional and reliable. Thanks again.
Mr & Mrs George | Stock Green, Redditch