Residential property renovation and refurbishment in West London usually needs one or more official permits and licenses. Obtaining these involves considerable local knowledge, strong working relationships and lots of experience. Sorting out each aspect of your planning permission applications necessary for any property refurbishment in West London is often surprisingly complicated and time consuming. It can be extremely expensive if completed incorrectly, resulting in substantial delays or even putting an entire renovation project at risk.
Strong relationships and expertise
From the outset, we draw on many years experience and extensive knowledge of local planning requirements, listed building consents and combine this with our technical building expertise to offer clients the very best of advice. After establishing what is physically and legally possible for you to achieve with your renovation, we take great pride in guiding you toward practical and imaginative solutions. This ensures none of your time, effort or resources are wasted considering design options that may later prove to be either impractical, not permissible or simply too costly to implement.
Breadth and depth of experience
Our architectural and interior design team, backed up by specialist consultants as required, is extremely capable and experienced:
• Obtaining planning approvals for extensions, re-modelling and change of use projects
• Securing consents required to modify Listed & Grade II listed buildings
• Sourcing licenses from freeholders for leasehold property renovation
• Liaising with Managing Agents
• Securing permissions for renovating apartments in mansion blocks
• Arranging Party Wall Agreements and Schedules of Condition
• Dealing with Building Control, ensuring compliance and certification from local authorities (a legal requirement for construction in the UK)
• Dealing with unforeseen requirements specific to your property refurbishment
Sourcing these required approvals and permissions takes a considerable amount of time, so we start the process within days of you appointing us. This allows applications to run concurrently, saving considerable stress, time and effort for you.
Most residential architects only deal with a few of these issues – usually taking one step at a time. This is a logical and safe way to proceed as key design decisions are usually made later in the process when all the approvals are secured. However, the unforeseen problem for many property owners occurs when the detailed designing is deferred, prolonging the entire process which can become extremely protracted. You could wait many months, in extreme cases years, before building work can even begin.
Agility with confidence
At TylerMandic, our extensive experience dealing with all this paperwork and operating exclusively within 2 or 3 select neighbourhoods or just 7 postcodes allows us to make informed decisions and progress your design development and cost evaluations at the same time, as official replies and consents are in progress. Your project can usually start much earlier along with construction than might be possible with other architects.
Time costs money
Whether you are waiting to move in to your new home or generate rental income from tenants occupying your property, we are particularly conscious of the inconvenience and expenditure incurred as a result of delays. Marginal gains in time can potentially save you significant amounts of money whilst you are living in alternative accommodation or losing rental income.
Planning applications in conservation areas
As architect and local builder in London, we act as planning consultants for property owners, looking after every aspect of the tricky planning application process, taking care of all permissions and licences required when renovating or refurbishing listed buildings and buildings in London’s conservation areas.
As a matter of course, we handle all Planning Applications, Applications for License to Refurbish, Listed Buildings Applications. We also manage all negotiations with Managing Agents and Residents Associations, Schedules of Conditions, Party-wall Agreements, Traffic Management plans and execute other relevant protocols for you to help you achieve your property goals.
Facilitating planning applications
TylerMandic enjoy excellent relationships with Planning Authorities in the 2 boroughs we renovate and refurbish properties. Over the last 20 years, we have proudly maintained an excellent track record negotiating Planning Applications and obtaining Permissions for some bold projects.
As frequent and successful applicants for planning permissions, we maintain strong professional relationships with individual Planning Officers in both the Royal Boroughs of Kensington and Chelsea and the Borough of Westminster. We are delighted to say that we have even been suggested to clients by the planners themselves, because of our understanding of the regulations involved, and how best to work with these to achieve a project goal.
Even after a brief initial discussion with you, we are in the enviable position of knowing how local planning restrictions apply and can usually offer an accurate idea of what will or will not be permitted. Interested?