Robert Blake Designs work within the residential sector, providing a unique design service combining planning and building regulations drawings, incorporating our structural design services, which are listed on our commercial design page.
We work closely with our clients to ensure we provide them with them to produce the most cost-effective design solutions in a timely manner. Our design uses the latest design methods and technology, working within any client constraints. Samples of our recent projects can be found on our experience page.
Rules, known as ‘permitted development’ rights, allow you to extend a house without needing to apply for planning permission if specific limitations and conditions are met, however we would always recommend that a ‘Lawful Development Certificate‘ is obtained for piece of mind. If you want to exceed these, then it is likely that an application for householder planning permission will be required.
Planning permission is the consent of your local authority on a proposed building project and is in place to deter inappropriate development. The building of a new dwelling, or extensive changes to existing buildings, usually requires planning permission.
Lawful Development Certificate
For piece of mind, if you wish to be certain that an existing buildings use is lawful for planning purposes or that you do not require planning permission, a Lawful Development Certificate can be obtained.
We can obtain the Lawful Development Certificate on your behalf, this will ensure the use, operation or activity named is lawful for planning control purposes.
Planning drawings are the drawings required to submit as part of any planning permission application. They are an essential tool to communicate the proposals so that planners can understand how their project fits into the landscape as a whole. skill, experience and precision is required in their execution to correctly convey the project’s dimensions and scale to the planning officer.
Building Regulation Drawings
Structural design is the methodical investigation of the stability, strength and rigidity of structures. The basic objective in structural analysis and design is to produce a structure capable of resisting all applied loads without failure during its intended life.
Build Over Agreements
If you’re building over or near a domestic sewer with a pipe diameter of 160mm or less you will need to apply for a domestic approved build over agreement.
The structural drawings are primarily concerned with the load-bearing members of a structure. They outline the size and types of materials to be used, as well as the general demands for connections. The structural drawings communicate the design of the building’s structure to the building authority for review.