a h construction

Experienced Builders and Building Contractor in Holmfirth | Approvals for Conversions, House Extensions and New Homes

At A H Construction, we recognise the importance of having a clear understanding about planning permission, permitted development rights, building control and special permissions which apply to construction. With 10+ years of experience as a local specialist in groundworks, new builds, house extensions and conversions, both in Holmfirth and the surrounding areas, our new home builders have developed a sizeable knowledge base about all approval related matters.

This enables our building contractors and house builders to help customers avoid the restrictions and obstructions that may lead to major design changes or bring plans to a grinding halt.

Before undertaking groundworks on new builds, house extensions or conversions in Holmfirth, it is worth knowing some important facts about planning permission and permitted development. Read on to find out more about our services.

Barn Conversions

Changes to permitted development rights in recent years make it easier than ever to carry out barn conversions in areas like Holmfirth. Most conversion projects may fall under permitted development and do not require planning permission. However, because the LPA will want to check your site for issues like contamination, flood risks and highway safety, you will still need to notify them before groundworks can begin.

Many barn conversions, like new builds and house extensions, still require planning permission due to key considerations like barns being larger than 450m2, those considered as listed buildings and, of course, barns located in conservation areas.

Once you obtain planning permission, our groundworks team of building contractors and new home builders can help you abide with any stipulations and restrictions throughout the entire construction process.

House Extensions

Just as with most barn conversions, house extensions fall under permitted development and therefore do not require planning permission. There are, however, certain restrictions our customers in Holmfirth should be aware of before letting our builders commence groundworks for house extensions.

These include:

Limitations also apply to properties located in a conservation area, a national park, a world heritage site or any area of outstanding natural beauty in Holmfirth.

New Builds

Unlike house extensions and conversions, planning permission for new builds relates to the plot of land itself rather than the property. If the plot in question does not come with pre-approved planning approval, you can apply for permission before or after purchasing it.

Before our house builders start working on the plot set aside for your dream property, we recommend that customers liaise with the LPA to check for any constraints on the land. After granting permission, the LPA gives a deadline of three years in which to make a Reserved Matters Application. This covers details about the design of the project, including its layout, the overall size, the landscaping elements and the general aesthetics.

Once you have planning permission, our building contractors and new home builders can begin the groundworks process.

Choosing A H Construction as preferred house builders for groundworks, new builds, house extensions and conversions in Holmfirth can safely navigate you through the pitfalls of planning permission and permitted development rights. 

Call our building contractors and new home builders on 07540 251 792 for groundworks, extensions and new builds in Holmfirth.