Residential Building Design
We cover the full spectrum of works within Residential Building Design. Examples include:
New build houses and flats
Conversion of existing buildings to form housing and flats including barn conversions.
New basements and conversions of existing basements to form residential space.
Internal and external property alterations and re-modelling
Structural works to Property
Property Refurbishment works
Conservation and listed building works
Please visit our Portfolio section to see some examples of such works we have undertaken.
A comprehensive guide for those considering embarking on a residential building project. Different types of residential projects are discussed with feasibility advice, what to watch for and some frequently asked questions (FAQ's) are answered. It is our intention to update this section with the latest developments and new technology as it comes along.
Architectural Design & Building Consultancy Case Studies
Please take time to read through some of Tendring's Design Architectural Design and Building Consultancy Case Studies.
- Extension of an existing loft conversion
in Harwich, Essex
- Building extension and internal alteration project to a bungalow,
Clacton on Sea, Essex
- Property extension and loft conversion in Chelmsford, Essex
- Design of kitchen extension,
Clacton on Sea, Essex
- Kitchen and utility room extension project,
Frinton on Sea/Walton on the Naze, Essex
- Design of property extension and internal alterations,
Permitted Development Rights (PD)
Your house may enjoy what is known as Permitted Development Rights, or "PD" as it's known. Permitted Development means that certain types of development do not require Planning approval. By checking this you may save yourself the time and expense of having drawings prepared and a Planning application made to the Local Authority.
Most houses have Permitted Development Rights. However in certain areas the PD rules are somewhat restricted if you are situated in a:
Area of outstanding natural beauty
The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads
A new housing development where PD rights have been reduced or removed altogether
Some sites may have had their PD rights removed by the Local Planning Authority by what is known as an Article Four direction. If you have been affected by an Article Four direction you may have a right to appeal.
Your PD rights mean you can extend your house from the "original house". This term refers to the building as it was first built prior to any additions.
Note: You must check with your Local Authority Planning Department if your property has Permitted Development Rights.
Please click on the following link for advice on what works fall under Permitted Development: