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Permitted development rights illustrated

Permitted Development Goes Permanent

Permitted Development Goes Permanent Originally destined to be withdrawn on 30th May 2019 the Permitted Development legislation has, instead, been made permanent. What does this mean for homeowners? In brief the rules are designed to allow greater flexibilty for homeowners wishing to extend their home. So can I build whatever I like? No Whilst more relaxed than the original route of gaining planning permission, Permitted Development is not a free-for-all. Plans should still be submitted to the Local Authority to obtain a Lawful Development Certificate, but

Contemporary kitchen extension with curved walls to link to the rest of the house.

Heart of the Home

  Having been recommended to use RRA by friends of theirs, our clients approached us last year to work with their Victorian semi-detached property in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. As with many of these Victorian properties the kitchen was a narrow, dark room with limited space, which, when the properties were built was solely used for kitchen purposes, bathing in front of the range every Sunday and never, ever, for entertaining guests. These days, however, the kitchen is the beating heart of the home

RRA scores a try with Twickenham house extension

Demolition work has commenced on RRA’s house refurbishment and extension project in Twickenham. The house is a Building of Townscape Merit in a Conservation Area and Richmond Council passed plans without any problems. The scheme includes extensive internal remodeling with two new en-suite bathrooms being added and a newly designed main staircase. A glass infill extension (to the left of the photograph) will create a new

RRA digging deep near the London Wetland Centre

Excavation and demolition is moving on apace at RRA’s extensive basement extension and house refurbishment project in Barnes, southwest London. The programme for the first phase of the works is six months and will be followed by the above-ground works and the house refurbishment and decoration. Detailed discussions have been had with the neighbours who are also excavating at the same time with no abatement in our progress. The project’s basement phase is being