Building Regulations Gerrards Cross 

Twenty-five minutes outside London in the beautiful Chilterns is Gerrards Cross. If you’re lucky enough to be one of the 8,000 or so people that live there, you’ll already know that it was the 2014 hot tip from a major UK surveying company as the “most sought-after and expensive commuter town” in their London Hot 100 report.

A relatively new town name, it was named after the wealthy Gerrard family who had the manor house in the 17th century, and was previously named Jarrett’s Cross, after a famous highwayman. Its desirability as a place to live is nothing new, as there is evidence of an Iron Age settlement.

Planning Permission Gerrards Cross

In terms of property values, prices can vary wildly. However, they are on a par with the more exclusive London boroughs, and on the highly prized Camp Road, close to the Iron Age settlement, detached houses can reach a market price of several million pounds. These houses are as much investment as home, so tailoring them to fit the needs of you and your family is very important, especially if your long-term plans include making your home as individual and beautiful as possible.

With such high-end properties, it’s especially important to make sure that they’re fit for purpose. That means not only using the best quality like-for-like materials available, but finding the right team to work on your property, right through from professionals who understand the details of building regulations through to your construction workers. 


Building regulations make sure that any new builds or renovations are fit for purpose, and safe for those using them. This includes energy efficiency provision, drainage and damp concerns, and also fire regulations.

Not all home renovation or extension projects require building regulations approval, but it’s a good idea to engage the services of an expert when checking on the requirements in Ealing. If your works include structural alterations, involving load-bearing walls, chimneys, or walls surrounding staircases, they will need to be signed off by a competent authority. Like for like repairs, including most window replacements, will not. 


Building regulations also cover works that take place within conservation areas, and dictate what can and can’t be done in terms of preserving their integrity. Both the West and East Commons are Gerrards Cross conservation areas, and unless you’re prepared to cut through a lot of red tape on your own and risk having your plans rejected, you will need a professional team on board who are experienced in dealing with the relevant local council department. 

Why choose Us  ?

We Take Care of all the Technical Details

Finding a designer from AC Design Solutions will allow them to assess the project you have in mind, and advise you on the best way to produce plans that will be approved by the council with regard to building regulations. A team will oversee your project from plans to construction and give you the kind of peace of mind you need for a high-end project in Gerrards Cross.

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