Do you need Building Regulation plans?

A number our customers ask us: “why do we need building regulations?” Building regulations were created to make sure that projects are designed and built following government regulations and legislation. These are approved by Parliament.    Whether you’re building a small extension, performing alterations to your home, or applying for a large development project, regulations [...]

By |2021-10-07T11:15:58+01:00October 7th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How much will a loft conversion cost?

The cost of converting your loft will differ depending on the size of the existing property and complicity of the build. The typical costs will be between £35,000 – £55,000. A typical loft conversion with a rear facing dormer, Velux windows to the front roof slope, on a mid-terrace three-bedroom property, you should expect [...]

By |2021-09-30T15:17:48+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Do you need planning permission for a dormer loft conversion?

Another common question we are asked is‚ do I need planning permission? The answer is normally‚ no‚ but it is always worth speaking to your local planning department. Often any type of loft conversion would be classed as permitted development providing it meets the criteria set out in the permitted development technical guidance. Please note [...]

By |2021-09-30T16:20:02+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What are the different types of Loft Transformations?

Our experts guide you through the most commonly asked questions. Whether you’re looking for a Master Bedroom with en-suite as your sanctuary to escape from the kids, an extra bedroom for guests or your own home cinema, a loft conversion is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways of adding a room, extra [...]

By |2021-09-30T14:51:26+01:00September 30th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

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
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