The type of build you are working on may affect associated guidelines, especially if you are working on a green build or making sustainability a particular focus.
Ask in your local branch for any help in these areas – we’ll be able to put you in touch with the right people to help.
Always ensure your buy a piece of land though your solicitor in the same way as you would buy a house. They will ensure the correct paperwork and searches are completed in order to comply with the legalities.
Remember if you are buying a plot that already has planning permission there are two types:
OPP stands for Outline Planning Permission and this means that the site can be developed
DPP stands for Detailed Planning Permission and this means that the actual design of the build has already been outlined. E.g. two bed bungalow.
Ensure your plot is sufficiently insured and always cover your build in progress. The National House-Building Council www.nhbc.co.uk can help advise on this.
Ensure you keep all Warantees and certifications for the future. On completion you should apply for a Completion Certificate which is when is has been signed off by Building Control.
This industry term relates to our in-branch service to take your drawings and provide a quote for materials. Simply bring or send a copy of your plans into the branch in order to take advantage!