Commercial or residential developments

Whatever the project you are undertaking on behalf of a client, from domestic single-storey extensions or loft conversions to housing developments or retail outlets; our application suite, calculators, services and comprehensive planning and building regulations guidance can ensure you remain compliant throughout the project life-cycle, helping you through to completion on time and within budget.

Our commercial and residential developments page is split into three main sections to guide you at each phase of the project. Use the yellow buttons to expand or the grey buttons to minimise the content in each section.

Strategy and Design

This section includes information about the finer details of planning a building project. Learn about what you need to consider before you start work and what policies and charges that may apply, including the Community Infrastructure Levy.

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During a project build there should be a focus on the building regulations and how they apply to the build.

This section outlines exemptions from the regulations and what happens if you don't get approval. You can access all seventeen approved documents and their supporting or split sub-categories and find guidance about insurance and a comprehensive menu of online tools to support your project.

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Completion and operation

In this section you can find out more about sustainable homes and structural warranties for new buildings. Also learn about the competent persons scheme and how to apply for retrospective approval. 

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