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Top tips and guidance for getting building quotes

Before you contact a reputable Shropshire builder like Sherratt Builders for a quote – there are a few things to consider before getting building quotes, read on to find out what steps you should take before getting quotes for any project.

In most cases it should be possible to make a clear decision on whether your project is permitted or not before you throw any money at it. Your proposal must pass ALL the tests necessary to be classed as permitted development.

You should check with your Local Planning Authority (LPA) whether permitted development rights have been withdrawn and whether other consents, such as listed building consent, are needed.

You can find more detailed information at www.planningportal.co.uk and https://www.gov.uk/browse/housing-local-services/planning-permission

If your project passes the permitted development tests you do not need to apply for planning permission and you may decide to go ahead with your project. Before starting work we strongly advise that you seek guidance from your local planning authority and building control body, and to seek professional advice where appropriate.

Your Responsibilities before starting work

The owner of the property (or land) in question is ultimately responsible for complying with the relevant planning rules and building regulations with all building work (regardless of the need to apply for planning permission and/or building regulations approval).

Failure to comply with the relevant rules will result in the owner being liable for any action (which could go as far as demolition and/or restoration). The general advice is to always discuss your proposals with the relevant LPA and building control service before starting work. Any reputable builder will always advise you on this.

Building regulations

Meeting the requirements of the building regulations is the responsibility of the person carrying out the building work and, if they are not the same person, the owner of the building.

Planning permission

Planning permission, in simple terms, is like asking if you can do a certain piece of building work. It will be granted (possibly subject to certain conditions) or refused.

If you would like to know more about getting building quotes, or you are planning a building project in Shropshire, Mid Wales and the surrounding areas, get in touch with Sherratt Builders today – call 01743 791815 or email info@sherrattbuilders.co.uk

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