Its been very busy here and a few more of our good news stories to report.  Three more applications have been GRANTED planning approval this week; A rear extension in Kingston park A rear extension and disabled adaption in Fullwell, Sunderland and a new 4 car garage at a listed building in Morpeth. Along with that […]

The Planners – BBC2 Thursdays at 8pm

Did anyone see the programme on BBC2 last evening (thurs 31/1/13) called ‘The Planners’.   When i was flicking through, it caught my eye and luckily it was at the start so my wife and I decided to sit and watch it. Within a few minutes i knew what we were to expect and it […]

General Advice for First time ‘Extenders’

We found this brief but comprehensive guide in a old copy of Home and Rennovating magazine and many of the points raised are as valid today as they were in 2003 when it was written. Hopefully you find it useful and of interest.   Finding a Designer Choosing the right person to draw up your […]

Our 2012 review

With the economy still flat and very little sign of any uplift in peoples lifestyles we were highly surprised at the number of clients deciding that moving wasn’t a good idea but choosing to invest in extending their own home. From the 51 clients we served in 2012 the vast majority were homeowners who were […]

Our first planning approval of 2013!!

Only 4 days into 2013 and a new planning approval drops through the postbox for a large two storey side extension to a house in Barry, Wales. Pretty much the design ideas of the Client, with input from ourselves and the planner saw this go through on first attempt with no neighbour objections/comments. Looking for […]

4 Planning applications approved this week!

We like good news, especially just a few days from when Santa is to come calling, so we are delighted to be able to confirm to four of our clients the great news that their planning applications have been approved. These include 2 conversions of listed buildings into self contained flats, and 2 domestic extensions. Equally, […]

We now take online payments via Paypal

We have now started accepting payments by Paypal. Paypal will be familiar to many of those who use ebay and other websites but for those that dont know about paypal, have a look on for full details of this safe and secure methods pf paying online with a debit or credit card. We of […]

A Handy Guide to Wood flooring

A guest Blog entry by If you are unfamiliar with wood flooring, choosing the correct type may seem overwhelming at first. It is essential to match the type of property or area within the property with the most suitable type of wood flooring board. Fitting the correct type will mean not only great looking […]

When can you extend without Planning permission

The government is currently undergoing a consultation process to review the permitted development rights to domestic properties. A lot of our clients have heard of Permitted Development but are not totally sure whats actually allowed under this framework and what isnt. Its important to stress that the changes proposed are not definate yet, as mentioned […]