Useful links

Planning resources

Planning Portal The Government’s online planning and building regulation’s resource for England and Wales.

Do you need planning permission? Planning and building regulations guidance for many common building works projects. 

Loft conversion guide

Home extension guide


English Heritage Search the heritage list for Listed Buildings etc.

Society for the protection of ancient buildings Got a damp and mouldy old cottage, this is the resource for you!

Building Regulation resources

Building Regulations The latest Approved Documents

LABC These are the guys that inspect your build from foundation to completion to ensure the works accords with the Building Regulation Approved Documents.  

Party Wall Act guidance document The Act provides a framework for preventing or resolving disputes in relation to party walls, party structures, boundary walls and excavations near neighbouring buildings. 


Flood risk checker  Environment Agency

Improve the energy efficiency of your home Energy savings trust

VAT applicable to construction projects

Is your project standard rate, reduced rate or VAT free? HM Revenue & Customs