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Planning and Building Control (1)

What Council (or other) fees will I need to pay?

Answer:  In most cases, a Building Regulation fee is payable. The exact Building Regulation fee varies as each Authority set their own Building Regulation fees. Further advice can be obtained from ConstructAid. On submission of the plans to the local authority, a Building Regulation initial fee is payable, called the…

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ConstructAid Fees (1)

What are your fees likely to be?

Answer: Fees of ConstructAid depend upon the complexity of the job and quotations are available on request but can start from as low as £275.00. Price includes at least two visits, for the initial consultation and another to obtain your approval to the plans prior to submission to the Local…

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Council Fees (1)

What Council (or other) fees will I need to pay?

Answer:  In most cases, a Building Regulation fee is payable. The exact Building Regulation fee varies as each Authority set their own Building Regulation fees. Further advice can be obtained from ConstructAid. On submission of the plans to the local authority, a Building Regulation initial fee is payable, called the…

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FAQs (11)

What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulation approval?

Answer:  Planning Permission is generally related to the appearance of the proposed development and the effect that the proposal might have on neighbouring properties. Each Authority has usually adopted its own Development Plan which lays down certain criteria of what is acceptable development within the Borough. This can vary, not…

What are your fees likely to be?

Answer: Fees of ConstructAid depend upon the complexity of the job and quotations are available on request but can start from as low as £275.00. Price includes at least two visits, for the initial consultation and another to obtain your approval to the plans prior to submission to the Local…

What Council (or other) fees will I need to pay?

Answer:  In most cases, a Building Regulation fee is payable. The exact Building Regulation fee varies as each Authority set their own Building Regulation fees. Further advice can be obtained from ConstructAid. On submission of the plans to the local authority, a Building Regulation initial fee is payable, called the…

Water Authority fees for my extension?

Answer:  The law regarding Private Sewers changed on 1st October 2011. Since that date, private sewers and private lateral drains outside the boundary of a property became adopted and within the ownership of the six Water Companies as did any shared drains within private property.  It is usual for lengths…

Party Wall Act – does it apply to me?

Answer:  The Party Wall Act 1996 applies throughout England and Wales and we cannot stress how important it is for you to familiarise yourself with the requirements of the Act. The Act provides a framework for preventing disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings….

How Long is the process likely to take?

Answer:  Once you have instructed ConstructAid to draw the plans, we aim to complete the drawings within 2-3 weeks, dependent on the complexity of the work involved and current work levels.  We will advise you of a more accurate timetable during our visit.  On submission of the plans, if Planning…

What areas do ConstructAid work in?

Answer:  ConstructAid are based in Upminster in the London Borough of Havering and our work is mostly based on a 25 mile radius of this area. Other areas have been covered, by arrangement – contact ConstructAid on 01708 228684 or email us from our Contact Us page (opens in new…

Where can I find advice on new products?

Answer:  You will hopefully find our Blog Pages (opens in new link) a useful resource tool. Here you will find general advice on new products, environmentally sustainable products and possible developments in planning legislation and other resource material.  Do let us have any comments if you find any particular product…

What do your plans look like?

Answer:  You will find a few samples of our plans on the Examples pages of our webite. If you would like a PDF example of a particular type of plan, please contact ConstructAid on 01708-228684 and we will be happy to assist. You can also see examples of our plans…

Advertising on this Site – On what basis can this be viewed

All advertising on this site can be viewed by following the Links which will usually open the advertisement in another window.  All advertisers have no connection with ConstructAid and are there purely for the purposes of providing information that may be of interest.  By clicking on the links to these…

Measuring of the Site – is it necessary?

It is most important to bear in mind that the plans are drawn on a small scale for the purposes of applying for Planning Permission/Building Regulation approval.  The Builder/Contractor must take accurate measurements on site before commencement of any work and before any materials are ordered.   Any discrepancies are to…

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Water Authority Fees (1)

Water Authority fees for my extension?

Answer:  The law regarding Private Sewers changed on 1st October 2011. Since that date, private sewers and private lateral drains outside the boundary of a property became adopted and within the ownership of the six Water Companies as did any shared drains within private property.  It is usual for lengths…

View category→

Party Wall Act (1)

Party Wall Act – does it apply to me?

Answer:  The Party Wall Act 1996 applies throughout England and Wales and we cannot stress how important it is for you to familiarise yourself with the requirements of the Act. The Act provides a framework for preventing disputes in relation to party walls, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings….

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General Questions (7)

How Long is the process likely to take?

Answer:  Once you have instructed ConstructAid to draw the plans, we aim to complete the drawings within 2-3 weeks, dependent on the complexity of the work involved and current work levels.  We will advise you of a more accurate timetable during our visit.  On submission of the plans, if Planning…

What areas do ConstructAid work in?

Answer:  ConstructAid are based in Upminster in the London Borough of Havering and our work is mostly based on a 25 mile radius of this area. Other areas have been covered, by arrangement – contact ConstructAid on 01708 228684 or email us from our Contact Us page (opens in new…

Where can I find advice on new products?

Answer:  You will hopefully find our Blog Pages (opens in new link) a useful resource tool. Here you will find general advice on new products, environmentally sustainable products and possible developments in planning legislation and other resource material.  Do let us have any comments if you find any particular product…

What do your plans look like?

Answer:  You will find a few samples of our plans on the Examples pages of our webite. If you would like a PDF example of a particular type of plan, please contact ConstructAid on 01708-228684 and we will be happy to assist. You can also see examples of our plans…

What is the difference between Planning Permission and Building Regulation approval?

Answer:  Planning Permission is generally related to the appearance of the proposed development and the effect that the proposal might have on neighbouring properties. Each Authority has usually adopted its own Development Plan which lays down certain criteria of what is acceptable development within the Borough. This can vary, not…

Advertising on this Site – On what basis can this be viewed

All advertising on this site can be viewed by following the Links which will usually open the advertisement in another window.  All advertisers have no connection with ConstructAid and are there purely for the purposes of providing information that may be of interest.  By clicking on the links to these…

Measuring of the Site – is it necessary?

It is most important to bear in mind that the plans are drawn on a small scale for the purposes of applying for Planning Permission/Building Regulation approval.  The Builder/Contractor must take accurate measurements on site before commencement of any work and before any materials are ordered.   Any discrepancies are to…

View category→

How long is the process likely to take? (1)

How Long is the process likely to take?

Answer:  Once you have instructed ConstructAid to draw the plans, we aim to complete the drawings within 2-3 weeks, dependent on the complexity of the work involved and current work levels.  We will advise you of a more accurate timetable during our visit.  On submission of the plans, if Planning…

View category→

What areas do ConstructAid work in? (1)

What areas do ConstructAid work in?

Answer:  ConstructAid are based in Upminster in the London Borough of Havering and our work is mostly based on a 25 mile radius of this area. Other areas have been covered, by arrangement – contact ConstructAid on 01708 228684 or email us from our Contact Us page (opens in new…

View category→

Where can I find advice on new products? (1)

Where can I find advice on new products?

Answer:  You will hopefully find our Blog Pages (opens in new link) a useful resource tool. Here you will find general advice on new products, environmentally sustainable products and possible developments in planning legislation and other resource material.  Do let us have any comments if you find any particular product…

View category→

What do your plans look like? (1)

What do your plans look like?

Answer:  You will find a few samples of our plans on the Examples pages of our webite. If you would like a PDF example of a particular type of plan, please contact ConstructAid on 01708-228684 and we will be happy to assist. You can also see examples of our plans…

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Fees (3)

What are your fees likely to be?

Answer: Fees of ConstructAid depend upon the complexity of the job and quotations are available on request but can start from as low as £275.00. Price includes at least two visits, for the initial consultation and another to obtain your approval to the plans prior to submission to the Local…

What Council (or other) fees will I need to pay?

Answer:  In most cases, a Building Regulation fee is payable. The exact Building Regulation fee varies as each Authority set their own Building Regulation fees. Further advice can be obtained from ConstructAid. On submission of the plans to the local authority, a Building Regulation initial fee is payable, called the…

Water Authority fees for my extension?

Answer:  The law regarding Private Sewers changed on 1st October 2011. Since that date, private sewers and private lateral drains outside the boundary of a property became adopted and within the ownership of the six Water Companies as did any shared drains within private property.  It is usual for lengths…

View category→

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