Building Regulations Hammersmith

Straddling both West and South West London, the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is notable for the number of international businesses that have chosen to make the borough their UK headquarters. It has also long been the home of many of London’s Polish community. If you think the name might indicate that it was once a place known for blacksmiths or other forgework, you would be correct. On the riverside is The Dove, an 18th century public house associated with famous figures such as William Morris and Ernest Hemmingway. It’s also highly likely that James Thompson wrote the lyrics for Rule Britannia here, set to music by Thomas Arne in 1740.

Hammersmith is one of the four most expensive London boroughs in which to buy property, with the others being Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, and the City of Westminster. The overall average price of property is just shy of £1 million, although this does represent a 12% drop in sale prices on 2017. This means that for Hammersmith residents, staying put and carrying out renovations or alterations to their existing property might be the best way of increasing the quality of their living space at present

For example, a medium-sized 25 square metre extension to a house in Hammersmith could add around £220,000 to the value of the property, in addition to giving you more family space, or perhaps an extra bedroom or home office area.  An extra 10 square metres for a floor area of 35 square metres, and the added value goes up to around £310,000. 

 

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. 

Our Planning Permission in Hammersmith

Not every construction project in Hammersmith will require building regulations approval, but checking with the local council is a good idea. In fact, around half of the Borough is held with in a conservation area, with 44 separate zones which will require significant input from the council in terms of whether your works are suitable or not. In some areas, whole streets are included, rather than just specific buildings or green areas. 

Why choose Us  ?

We Take Care of all the Technical Details

It’s likely that very few building works in the Hammersmith area are likely to be safe from requiring council attention, so engaging the professional services of AC Design Solutions when getting building regulations permission is essential. We can keep an eye on the details, and you can get on with planning your building works!

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