Extending your home can be life changing, especially when family life has meant you’ve outgrown your existing space. An extension is the perfect way to keep everything you love about your home,  but also feel like you’ve moved into that bigger place you’ve always dreamed of.

Whether you fancy a single storey extension to give you the kitchen you've always dreamed of, or a two storey extension to give you more bedrooms as well as downstairs space, you'll need some detailed plans to make sure your builder understands your vision.

Regardless AMZAK will give you everything you need to satisfy Planning, Building Regulations and your builder.

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Planning/Permitted Development Drawings

Dependent on what you want from your extension, you will either need Planning Permission from your Local Authority, or you will be able to proceed with your project under 'Permitted Development' rights.

Permitted Development rights mean you don't have to apply for full Planning Permission, however, even if you don't need Planning Permission, it's a good idea to get a Lawful Development Certificate. This certificate from your Local Authority confirms you don't need Planning Permission and aren't breaking any rules by proceeding under Permitted Development rights. It's also really beneficial if you ever choose to sell your house. 

To apply for a Lawful Development Certificate you will need exactly the same drawings as if you were applying for Planning Permission.

More information on Permitted Development rights and Planning Permission, can be found HERE at the Planning Portal. There's also a useful tool HERE with more information.

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Building Regulations Drawings

Regardless of whether your extension needs Planning Permission or not, you will almost certainly need approval from your Local Authority's Building Control. 

Although there a a cost associated with this  process, it's well worth it. Your Building Inspector will visit your home at key stages throughout the build process and check the work done by your builder, before allowing them to continue. This should give you the peace of mind of knowing that your builder's work is up to standard.

Building Regulations are more detailed than those required for obtaining Planning Permission. They include all plan views, elevations and sections required to gain Full Plans Building Control approval. They also include a detailed specification and building notes.


As your Building Regulations drawings will be produced by us and submitted to Building Control for approval prior to your  build starting, you'll know that your project is fully compliant and that your builder has a detailed set of instructions to work from.