Here we will add some useful documents about building, conversions and extensions for you to download and keep.
New ones are being added at times, so please return to find new information.
Loft Conversion Guide   Here is a handy guide to loft conversions. Worth a read if you are considering this to make more space in your house.

The Party Wall Act 1996

Explanatory Booklet
Blog 1 (General Insight into the Act)
Blog 2 (Building on the Boundary Line between Neighbouring Pieces of Land)
Blog 3 (Rights and Obligations for Neighbours)

Interactive Planning Guides for Permitted Develpoment

Interactive House
Interactive Terrace
Extensions Guide
Loft Conversion Guide
Conservatories Guide
Outbuildings Guide

Porches Guide

Building Contract

An 'easy to understand' simple form of Building Contract put together by the Federation of Master Builders for simple domestic projects.

A building contract for your projects - for household repairs,
maintenance and home improvements
CDM Regulations 2015

Under the new CDM Regulations 2015 the client is responsible for the overall safety on both commercial and domestic sites.  This is a legal obligation but the responsibility can be shared with other members of the construction team.  Read the documents by clicking on these links:

Client Duties
Principal Designers
Principle Contractors
HSE -Managing CDM 2015

Print Order Form

We are able to offer competitive rates for paper copies of your drawings, delivered within a 7 day period. Click Here to download our order form. 

Historic Map Searches
Old street maps can be useful in finding out the history of a local area.  You may want to try and find the age of a particular property, or how an area has developed over time.
The following links can give you detailed Ordnance survey maps from the late 1800s to a few years ago.
We can also purchase up to date Ordnance Survey plans (enquiries welcome).