Recommended links by IHD Architectural Services, Hythe

 

Planning Portal – www.planningportal.gov.uk  This website provides national planning and building regulation advice and will also link into your Local Authority for local planning advice.

 

LABC – http://www.labc.co.uk/  This website has a lot of information on Local Authority Building Control matters. It will link you to your Local Authority and provides information relating to Building Regulations.

 

Gov.uk – https://www.gov.uk/browse/housing-local-services/planning-permission  This website provides up to date national planning and building regulation advice.

 

Homebuilding and Renovating – http://www.homebuilding.co.uk/advice  This website has a whole host of information regarding the planning process, building regulation approval, things to consider when extending your home, converting your loft or garage or removing walls.

 

Check a Professional –  http://www.checkaprofessional.com/IhdArchitecturalServices  Check a Professional businesses must pass a stringent vetting process to be able to join.  All members are rated by their clients and their scores and feedback are listed on this website.

 

Build cost calculator – http://www.whatprice.co.uk/prices   This website allows you to get an indication of the build costs for extensions, loft conversions and general building.

 

Party Wall Agreement – https://www.gov.uk/party-wall-etc-act-1996-guidance

 

Build Over Agreements with Southern Water – https://www.southernwater.co.uk/build-over-public-sewer

 

Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) – http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg411.pdf    The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM 2015) are the main set of regulations for managing the health, safety and welfare of construction projects.   As a homeowner there may be obligations you need to meet prior to commencing the build.