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The Red Tape

Your Annexe Space will require Planning Approval because the intended use is as a 'dwelling'. Building Control 'sign off' is also required as your new abode will require drainage for your fabulous ensuite and kitchenette. The 'red tape' can seem a little daunting but we at Annexe Spaces won't simply design and install your bespoke building, we will take care of all legislative requirement pertaining to your project; namely the planning consent and building control applications, including elements such as ventilation, fire safety, sanitation, access, energy emissions and drainage. Moreover, you can be assured our own safety procedures and processes whilst on site, surpass regulatory requirement. Below is a little more detail but if you have any further questions please do fill out the query box on our website and we will give you a call.

Planning Application

The planning process typically takes 8-12 weeks. In consultation with you, our team will design your annexe and draw up plans. We will submit these drawings together with the planning application on your behalf, unless instructed otherwise. There may be local government requests for minor adjustments which we will communicate back to you. Equally you may have a rethink that requires a resubmission, all of this is very usual and will be actioned swiftly. If indeed you already have planning, we can fit into your project at any stage.

Building Control

With planning agreed, we will draw up more detailed plans for submission to your LABC (Local Authority Building Control). This starts the ball rolling on a Building Control process that permeates through the rest of the project until final sign off. It is a positive regulatory process, which we welcome, designed to protect you as the 'consumer'. Most of us know 'Part P' covers Electrical Safety but what about Part A, Part Q and every letter in-between. Of course, Annexe Spaces ensure every element of your build complies if not surpasses quality and regulatory requirements.

Energy and Emissions

An area of regulation that has changed significantly is recent years relates to energy efficiency. As 'u' values have reduced and air tightness increased, heat loss through thermal bridging has become significant. Being of SIPs construction our buildings have minimal scope for cold bridging and consistently surpass energy related regulation. 

Construction (Design and Management) Regulation 2015

CDM is an umbrella regulation that covers every aspect of our performance whilst working for you, ostensibly to mitigate any liability you have whilst we are working on your project. Unless otherwise instructed by you, Eduspaces will fulfil the role as principal designer and contractor. We liaise closely with yourself and our teams on site, risk assessing and managing all aspects of the health and safety during construction. We are confident that you will find the entire build process very smooth, swift and of minimal disruption to you and your family.