Retrospective Building Warrants – Sold you home and don’t have the paperwork??

evening and weekend appontmentsLast year was our busiest year for late building warrant submissions ever!.


We have helped out so many clients over the last year who have sold there property, thinking everything was going to plan, then the buyers’ lawyer asks for the “completion certificate” as works were carried out without a Building Warrant.


This situation can delay the completion of your sale by up to 6 weeks, and many people are not aware of this until its too late…….


We offer a priority service for clients in this situation, and offer a 2-day turnaround from the measurement survey of the property through to the completion of the architectural drawings ready for submission to the council.


We are also have manned phone lines from 8am to 10pm 7-days a week, or we are contactable via email anytime so please do not hesitate to contact us to help obtain your “completion certificate”

Now is the time to draw up your plans for Spring builds….

a loft conversionIf you are thinking of having your dream extension or conservatory built in time for the Summer season coming, then now is the time to have your plans drafted and submitted to the council.


The average turnaround time for a Planning Application decisions from the council is 12-weeks, so  there’s not much time to ensure everything is all planned out in time for when you want to start your project.


January and February are our busiest months of the year with clients wishing to have there plans submitted to the council in time to have there approvals back for the Spring build project, so don’t delay in contacting us to book in your appointment to discuss your ideas in more detail.

Property Values are on the up

The housing market has undergone a huge turnaround in 2013, with properly prices rising on average 7%, according to a survey carried out by Halifax and published in the Telegraph Newspaper.


Now is the time to extend or convert your property as we are still experiencing huge desire in the construction industry, resulting in homeowners getting a ‘best price’ from the builders as this industry has not fully recovered from the recession as yet.


This is a win-win situation for a homeowner as they save money on the build costs, yet gain the increase in value added to the property.


This won’t last for long, as the construction industry will eventually fully recover from the recession and the cost of building will start to rise as the demand increases.


Also remember, it takes up to 12-weeks for the council to approve your planning permission, so always be thinking ahead.