FAQs

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Do I need planning permission?

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Planning permission is not always required for domestic building development; however it is for commercial building projects.

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Do I need building regulations?

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Building regulations are needed for any major building alterations and changes of use of the building.

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How long does planning permission last?

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Three years.

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How long does it take to obtain local authority permission?

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Once submitted, eight to nine weeks.

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What if the planning application is refused?

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Normally a meeting and discussion with a relevant council official should alleviate the issue and then the problem will be resolved.

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Is there a deposit once I’ve decided what I want to do?

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Yes, the required deposit is 20% before we start commencing with your work.

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Where can I view your previous work?

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You can view a selection of our past projects on Flickr, our gallery and also check our testimonials to see what our clients think of us.

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Can I choose how I want it to look?

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Yes, we design to your needs within the guidelines of planning and building regulations.

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I have a builder in mind to use for my project, can I use him?

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Yes, you can use any builder you choose, if you don’t know any, we can offer a selection of experienced trusted builders.

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How can I pay?

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Cash, cheque (made out to Priest Building Design) or bank transfer.

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Do you supervise work on site after permission is granted?

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Yes, site supervision and project management is part of our services.