A L Construction Nottingham Limited offers a complete building design and planning service for the construction of new properties and property alterations in Clifton, Nottingham. Listening closely to your unique requirements and identifying the best possible use of the proposed space, we will create an architectural building plan to act as the blueprint for your construction project.
We work on domestic and small building projects including conversions, extensions and new-builds, and can also work on commercial projects for larger property developments.
The Planning Authority at your local council are mainly concerned with the aesthetics of a project. They want to know what your building will look like, and will consider its impact on the local community. They want to be sure that it will enhance and add to the local environment, rather than devalue the area or indeed your own property.
The building plans will show the Clifton, Nottingham planning department the footprint of the project, demonstrating its size and proximity to the boundary of your property and other neighbouring properties.
It also shows the proposed elevations, with some indication of relative height compared to neighbouring properties and of the external materials to be used. We submit these drawings to the planning authority as far in advance of your project as possible.
Typically, the process (including a consultation period where neighbours have the chance to comment on the proposals) can take 6-8 weeks, but up to 12 weeks and beyond is not unusual. If any further information is required by the planning authority, or they ask for amendments to the plan, we do this in consultation with you, the client.
Once the plans have been approved by the Planning Authority, they need to be submitted to the Local Authority to demonstrate that all building regulations are being complied with. Building regulations are there to ensure that buildings are safe; they cover fire safety, structural stability, ventilation, access and insulation among other areas.
Approval can take up to eight weeks, but is usually faster than this. A L Construction Nottingham Limited would draw up your technical plans and submit them to the local authority, and if necessary, make any amendments. These technical drawings also provide the detailed information on building techniques and materials to be used for the builders and other tradesmen.