Planning and Reference
The Government Planning Portal contains useful information about Residential Building Projects. It also has an “Interactive House”, which shows in 3D pictorial format, the most common residential building projects and the allowances considered to be Permitted Development.
The Building Regulations section of the Portal is predominantly aimed at the professional user, but is a useful library for all the Building Regulation requirements.
Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council have their own, local guidance, which includes contact numbers and PDF forms.
Maidstone Borough Council have their own, local guidance, which includes contact numbers and PDF forms.
Tunbridge Wells Borough Council have their own, local guidance, which includes contact numbers and PDF forms.
Studious is run by Mr. Stuart Brown, who is an Independent Approved Building Control Inspector covering the South East of England. He provides a full service of all aspects of Building Control, as well as specialist advise on SAP Heat Loss Calculations. This is a useful alternative to the Local Council Building Control Service, and can often result in reduced fees.
Bellamy Wallace Partnership are a firm of Structural Engineers with offices in both Maidstone, Kent and Oxted, Surrey. We have worked with their engineers on numerous projects.
Sylvan Joinery are a specialist joinery company, based in Aylesford, Kent. They provide a high class service producing internal and external timber products. They have produced doors, windows and staircases for many of our projects.
Sash Glass are a specialist double glazing company, based in Deal, Kent. They manufacture “Slimline” double glazed units, which are especially suited to older properties and existing sash windows. Their products have appeared on Grand Designs, and we have used them in our own projects.
The Folding Sliding Door Company, produce an excellent range of doors, both in timber and powder coated aluminium. We have used their products on various projects.