Questions & Answers
I have just bought a new home for my family in an area we love but the current layout does not exactly fit with our requirements. What are the steps we need to take to adapt the property to suit the lifestyle we want to lead?
This is a great question and something we get asked on a frequent basis. Many domestic clients contact a builder first who in turn directs them to an Architect to draw up plans. It is easier to speak direct to anArchitect, at Ask My Architect we will visit you in your...read more
I would like to convert my loft to provide extra space but do not know the limitations, can you explain the key points that will help me decide if it is possible and worth doing?
This is a question we get asked a lot by clients who wish to extend their property. The rules governing the size of any additions you can make to your property without going through the Planning Process were modified significantly in 2008 and again in 2013 making...read more
I have recently received planning permission for an extension to my home and would now like to understand what is required to gain Building Control Approval and if I need this.
Most building projects have to comply with building regulations. For example, you will need to comply if youare planning a new building, to extend or significantly alter an existing one (e.g. building a new extension tothe side or rear of an existing dwelling or...read more
I would like to convert my loft to provide extra space but do not know the limitations, can you explain thekey points that will help me decide if it is possible and worth doing?
At its most basic a loft conversion can be a quiet place to set up your Hornby model railway, with a flip-down ladder for access and simple Velux windows. But a temporary staircase means it will not count as extra living space when you come to sell, so generally it's...read more