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The Building Regulations – Part 4

So this is the fourth and final part of our series on the building regulations.

So far we’ve looked at what the regulations are and how you go about making sure your building complies with them

Today we’re going to look at who you need to apply to and what happens after that.

Who do I apply to?

With […]

By |January 17th, 2019|Design|0 Comments

The Building Regulations – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of our series on the building regulations!

So far we’ve looked at what the building regulations are, today we’re going to look at how you go about getting approval

There are two ways of getting your building works “signed off” by building control. The first is called a “Full Plans Submission” the second […]

By |January 16th, 2019|Design|0 Comments

The Building Regulations – Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our series on the building regulations.

Yesterday we had a brief look at the purpose of the regs. Today we’re going to look, in more depth at exactly what they’re about

Below is a list of the Building Regulations, along with a brief description of the things they cover and common examples […]

By |January 15th, 2019|Design|0 Comments

The Building Regulations – Part 1

Hi, and welcome to the first of a 5 part series about the building regulations.

Specifically, the building regulations and how they relate to extending your home.

Once you’ve got planning permission, and you’re beginning to think more seriously about getting your extension built, you’re going to have to consider the building regulations, and how they are […]

By |January 14th, 2019|Design|0 Comments

Getting the builders in

“Can you recommend a good builder?”

I get asked that question a lot.

Yes, yes I can, and usually I’m happy to.


If you’re looking to hire a builder recommendations are good, but you’ve got to do your own due diligence too. It’s your house, you’ve got to live there and its you that will suffer if you […]

By |December 8th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

What to Consider When You Hire an Architectural Designer

Finding the right architect will see you with the property of your dreams. The wrong one will bring only pain and unnecessary costs. Here’s how to find the right Chartered Architectural Technologist for your project. […]

By |February 5th, 2016|blog|0 Comments

Permitted Development – Single Storey Extensions


This is the first in a series exploring the basic principles of permitted development – i.e the parliament granted right to make certain changes and modifications to your home without going through the planning application process. We are going to start simple and establish what can and can’t be done with a single storey extension.


So….. […]

By |August 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monday Mornings

For reasons that are too lame to explain, I’ve been away from the blog for a while…

But a few things have been happening here at LAS HQ….

Firstly, the company became Limited earlier this year, meaning that I’m now a director, which is all a bit grown up!

Secondly, I had the website redesigned, so that’s up […]

By |August 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lessons I’ve Learned in Business. Part 1

Having been self employed for a well over a year now, I thought it would useful (for me as much as anyone!) to put together a series of blog posts highlighting and expounding some of the things I’ve learned.

Clearly, my particular experience is within architecture, but I guess many of the principles will apply across […]

By |April 7th, 2014|blog|0 Comments

Merryfield Close, Verwood.

Above is a photo of a project in Merryfield Close, in Verwood.

Essentially the brief was to extend over the existing garage roof to create extra bedroom space upstairs. Fairly straightforward you’d think, right? Wrong. Kind of.

Architecturally, it was pretty straightforward, but the process of getting to where we are int he above photo has been […]

By |April 7th, 2014|blog|0 Comments