October 18 2021 0Comment
3 Ways Builders Can Help You Obtain Planning Permission

3 Ways Builders Can Help You Obtain Planning Permission

Builders Can Help With Planning Permission Process

Planning permission application refers to the application for consent, given by the local authority, for a proposed building or building development. You may need to apply for permission for building works, including new buildings, structures, and external adjustments. Obtaining planning permission will allow the builder to build, or make changes to, a building. Planning permission is sometimes also known as planning approval. 

Spenwell General Builder often undertakes building works that require planning permission and are familiar with the process and when such approval is required. No two planning applications are the same as you will have features that are specific to your building plan. The building site itself will have many characteristics that may influence your planning application. 

Here are three ways in which builders in East London such as Spenwell General Builders can help you obtain planning permission from your local authority:

The builder understands the application requirements

It is essential that applications are supported by the right information so that they can be properly assessed. The person completing the application first needs to understand the different types of applications, and the application requirements specific to your plan. Every council also has its own structure and processes, and your builder will have the knowledge and particular details about the processes you should follow. 

Builders in East London should also have expertise in the planning policies that any project will be subject to. So, whether you are extending, renovating, or building a new home, their help could be indispensable.  The builder can advise you on how to complete and submit your application, what documents should accompany your application, and what the likely issues will be when it is evaluated.

Your builder knows the Building Code

3 Ways Builders Can Help You Obtain Planning Permission

Building Regulations are the fundamental component not only of your project but also for your planning permission application. Any good builder in East London and build team will know how to ensure their work meets Building Regulations standards and comply with these regulations to ensure that your home is safe and meets the requirements of higher standards of living. 

Applications often fail to show compliance in three key areas, so make sure the person completing the application, knows about Building Code requirements especially related to:

  • Structure
  • External moisture
  • Internal moisture

Builders ensure that Plans Comply to Legal Requirements

When filling in your planning application, you will have to provide supporting information for your building/development project, this includes building plans. The local planning authority will not be able to process your application unless these mandatory plans are compliant with building regulations. Since the builder is the one who must coordinate the innumerable players and products needed to transform a set of two-dimensional drawings into a finished home, they are crucial to ensuring that the building plans also comply with regulations.  Professional builders in East London like Spenwell General Builders also have close relationships with quality subcontractors, and these relationships can be useful to ensure that all plans comply with legal requirements. 

The quality of your Planning permission application will rely heavily, for the most part, on the quality of your preparation, the accuracy of your designs, and the development of your relationship with the relevant parties. Your builder can assist to have all these in order and give you peace of mind that you are on the right track before submitting your application. Spenwell General Builders are leading builders in East London. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you with your building works that require planning permission.