An inspired property developer came to us a couple of months ago, as they saw a vision that an old doctor’s surgery could be transformed into apartments, housing multiple people. We knew that this was a project we wanted to help with as this property had been unused for 6 years – the former surgery was vacated in Spring 2016.
We love to see properties transform into homes and this one we think will be absolutely spectacular, for people who are looking to move to that area. The new property is planning to hold 7 apartments, with two, one bedroomed and five, two bedroomed spaces to live. Ideas were had in keeping the former surgery in community use, including a school, nursery, museum or art gallery, but none of them proved viable.
“How pleased I am to see this application to bring back this building into some meaningful use” – Local ward councillor John Geary.
Before our planning permission, the property was being used by illegal squatters and people breaking in, most likely causing issues. We are extremely grateful to have been part of the process which turned this squat house into a home and welcome all projects that serve such a purpose as this one. All the plans created were deemed acceptable and we are hoping to see some lovely flats very soon!
If you would like to read more about the squatter property that is being turned into a house, please read this article.
We can help you with Building Regulations for Extensions by creating Building Regulations drawings for your application to Building Control.
After you receive your planning permission for your single or double-storey extension or for your loft extension, you can begin your application to Building Control (for your Building Regulations for extensions).
The Local Government rules set the construction standard for design and building works for alterations to existing properties and new builds. Building Regulations are put in place to ensure health and safety for people in and around both public and private buildings.
Happinest has the experience and knowledge to create drawings for your extension proposal, to comply seamlessly with UK building regulations. The legislation governing building regulations is constantly evolving and becoming increasingly complex. From the smallest project to the most complicated large-scale development, all building work has to pass these rigorous standards. Looking for building regulation drawings Derby? Get in touch with Happinest today.