Monthly Archives: June 2013

New Permitted Development Rights for Home Extensions

Thursday, June 6th, 2013


On 30th May 2013 the Government brought in amended planning legislation, for a temporary three year period, which relaxes the permitted development rules for certain types of extension.

A notable feature of this relaxation is that homeowners are now allowed to build larger single-storey extensions to their houses without obtaining full planning consent. In summary, if you live in a semi-detached or terraced property, you can build out by 6 metres from the original rear wall of the house, and if your house is detached you can build out by 8 metres, subject to certain constraints. Different rules apply in Conservation Areas.

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PCMS shortlisted at the LABC Central Building Excellence Awards for a second year

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

We are very pleased to announce that for the second year running, PCMS was shortlisted for a Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Central Region Building Excellence Award.

In 2012 our entry came under the ‘Best Sustainable Project’ category, but this year we were nominated for ‘Best Educational Development’ with our scheme to design and project manage a new Reception Classroom at Laburnum Lower School in Sandy, Bedfordshire.

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