Jay Raynham has over 20 years experience as a Building Surveyor, providing an architectural design service for clients’ extensions, new build homes, loft and garage conversions and refurbishments.
The service provided includes an initial discussion and meeting to assess the clients brief and whether planning permission would be forthcoming or indeed required. Following on from this first meeting our service includes a measured survey; existing plans produced; draft plans produced for discussion; and submitting planning and building regulations applications.
We work closely with our clients all through the process to ensure that the design meets their aspirations, as well as liaising with the relevant planning and building control authorities.
Additional advice will be provided if required on the Party Wall etc Act 1996 and building over public sewers.
Bridletree have built extensions ranging from a simple porch to large extensions up to £350,000 in value.
Extensions can consist of a single room, or extension of existing rooms with steel beams provided to support the structure above. We can install kitchens, utility rooms, bathrooms, shower rooms and toilets. We can finish the works with patios and driveways as well if required.
Extensions may require planning permission and will usually always need building regulations approval.
Bridletree have been fortunate enough to build three new build homes for our clients.
The homes built have been a 3-bedroom, 4 bedroom and a 5- bedroom house.
The criteria for building new homes is much stricter than an extension, with air pressure tests and energy SAP calculations all having to be factored in to the build.
New builds will require planning permission and building regulations approval, which we can help you with.
Loft conversions are a great way to provide those additional rooms that you maybe can’t achieve with an extension.
Bridletree can convert any loft providing that it has sufficient headroom to start with (usually 2.4m) and the staircase will fit. We have converted lofts which provide just a single bedroom to larger lofts that have incorporated three bedrooms and a bathroom.
Additional headroom is often provided by dormer windows and changing hipped roofs to gables.
Loft conversions may require planning permission, but can often be built under permitted development. Building regulations is definitely required.