Domestic Client Services

Ideal Planning & Design have obtained planning permission and Building Control approval for over 500 house development projects since 2008. These have ranged from single storey house extensions, basements and loft conversions to new garden outbuildings, additional floors, mansard roofs and 2 and 3 storey rear and side extensions to houses, maisonettes and flats.

We have a wealth of experience dealing with house extensions under every Borough Council throughout Greater London and the majority of Local Planning Authorities in the Home Counties.

Outstanding customer service

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and ensure that you are happy with and fully understand your flat or house development project from start to finish. We will explain the entire process to you in straight forward, simple terms and make sure that we fully understand exactly what you want to achieve with your extension or building work.

Ideal Planning & Design can provide everything required for your planning application including a full survey of your property / site, production of full planning application drawings, Design and Access Statement if required, and submission of the planning application itself. We will then monitor and manage the planning application with the council and liaise with them to ensure that your planning application has the best chance of success.

For domestic projects that fall under permitted development rights, we are able to apply for and obtain a Lawful Development Certificate. Typical projects would include side and rear single storey extensions and loft conversions. A Lawful Development Certificate is only applicable if you live in a house rather than a flat or maisonette and only applies under certain guidelines. We will explain the best way for you to achieve your desired building work, whether it is through a planning application or Lawful Development Certificate.

We’ll ensure your development complies with regulations

Following the submission of the planning application or Lawful Development Certificate, we can provide full Building Regulations drawings to give to your builder and receive Building Control approval from the council. Building Control approval is required by law for virtually all house extensions and loft conversion projects.

For larger projects, we can project manage the construction process to make sure that the building is of a high quality, is on budget and on time. This can be a very stressful part of the process which we would be happy to take away from you!

However large or small your project, call us now for some free advice on planning applications, Lawful Development Certificate applications and building control approval and receive a free quote for your house development project.