Architect and structural engineering requirements
You’ll need an architect to conduct surveys and create designs that meet your requirements and assess the type of build you are having – ie, ‘Permitted Development’ which allows smaller modifications to your home like a small loft or kitchen extension (which can take 8 weeks for approval), or more substantial work which requires full ‘Planning Permission’ and can take up to 12 weeks to be approved. Your architect is there to assess needs, submit the application and guide you on how it works.
We can work with your architect, or if you don’t have one, we can recommend a trusted professional.
For major projects we will also work with the architect to engage a structural engineer to ensure structural durability and building control requirements, working with the architect to create a design that ensures calculations of beams, roof structure, adequate foundations and compliance.