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Building Regulations are changing…

Building Regulations are changing… what you need to know! Why are the changes happening? The (DLUHC) Department for Levelling Up, Housing, and Communities are bringing in the changes as part of a longer-term plan to reach net-zero carbon emissions. These are being brought in now to help with the transition to start reducing our [...]

Double Storey Extension

Double Storey Extensions: The Cost-Effective Option Adding a second storey to your home is a great way to add more space and increase its value. Here are some things to keep in mind when planning such a project. While a double-storey extension may seem like a bigger undertaking than a single storey one, it [...]

By |2022-06-14T11:46:56+01:00May 10th, 2022|5 Minute Read, Blog, Home Extensions, Projects, Remodelling, Two Storey Extension|Comments Off on Double Storey Extension

Home Extension: where do I start?

Home Extension: where do I start? In the current 'race for space', extending your home is a popular way to increase space and add value to your property. With uncertainty on costs a lack of availability, moving house in 2021 comes at a cost - from legal fees to stamp duty – creating your [...]

By |2021-08-09T14:25:52+01:00June 2nd, 2021|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Permitted Development – All you need to know

Permitted Development - All you need to know The planning team at Fluent are here to answer your questions and help explain what Permitted Development is and what it covers for your development requirements. So what is Permitted Development? Permitted Development (PD) grants homeowners the right to undertake certain types of building that negates [...]

By |2021-08-09T14:26:32+01:00May 12th, 2021|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Planning Permission

One of the biggest hurdles in any building project is gaining planning consent from the local planning authority. It can be made easier by taking advantage of your permitted development rights, single storey extensions, garage conversions, loft extensions and outbuildings are more often than not applied for under a lawful development certificate or a [...]

By |2020-05-22T16:18:15+01:00May 22nd, 2020|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Build Over Agreement – Thames Water

On most properties when you are planning an extension whether it be to the rear or the side of your house you will need to get the build over agreement from your water company, in the area we cover this is normally Thames Water. The water company own the sewer pipes that run onto [...]

By |2020-05-22T15:48:01+01:00May 22nd, 2020|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

How can I accomodate a playroom extension?

The majority of the clients we work with are young families or couples that are planning to start a family. For those with young children one of the biggest issues they encounter is that their home has gradually been taken over with toys and they are looking to extend their house to either have [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:13:22+01:00May 22nd, 2020|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments

Office to Residential Conversions

One of the most popular types of project we are working on with our property developers is the conversion of office space to residential. This type of conversion is often covered under a permitted development rights, PDR, change of use application, which has become very popular for a number of reasons. The first is cost, [...]

By |2020-06-01T13:08:09+01:00May 21st, 2020|5 Minute Read, Blog|0 Comments
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