Take the hassle out of

Planning and Building Regulation applications

With decades of experience in liaising with local planning officers on behalf of home, building and land owners, Tamlyns can help you to turn your development ideas into reality.

Our experts regularly work with planning officers and building control representatives across Somerset and surrounding counties, submitting planning applications and building regulation applications on behalf of our clients for a variety of purposes.

From new-build dwellings to domestic extensions, agricultural buildings and barn conversions, Tamlyns will ensure that your needs are met while guiding you through every stage of your project.

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"Could you please pass on my regards and thanks to John for his thorough survey of our cottage. It was a pleasure to meet him as he is an absolute gentleman."

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Wendy Bishop

"I would just like to say how impressed I was with the survey, both in terms of the content and the presentation. The photographs were clear and pertinent, and it was a pleasure to read coherent and accurate text, something which is becoming increasingly rare."

Alex Bennett

"Great service from the team at Tamlyns, was kept up to date throughout and would highly recommend."

Dave White

"Fast and friendly good service"

Making a development proposal: our four-stage process

While the process involved in making applications for planning and building regulations can be daunting, we make things easier by breaking it down into four key stages.

Planning Permission

Whether or not you need planning permission will depend on a variety of factors, which can only be determined by inspecting your property or site in person.

That’s what our free (subject to location) initial visit is for: we’ll take into account the latest developments in planning policy relevant to your project inform you of all anticipated costs together with a realistic idea of how long the planning process will take.

By the end of our visit, you’ll have a clear idea of whether your goals are achievable, whether aspects of your plans could be improved, and the stages required to make your development happen. Planning permission can be a complicated business, but employing Tamlyns to take care of it means you won’t have to worry about a thing.

Building Regulation Approval

While planning permission determines whether or not you’ll be allowed to build, building regulations dictate exactly how the building you have proposed should be constructed.

At Tamlyns we always advise our clients to obtain full plans approval: this means that your plans will be prepared by us and approved by building control ahead of construction, thus avoiding the risks associated with other types of building regulation approval (such as building notices).

Our experts work hard to remain informed of the latest developments in construction techniques and technologies, providing up-to-date guidance to ensure that you get the best results. Combining this knowledge with our deep understanding of building regulations means we can advise you on every step of the process.

The Tender Process

Once your development project has been given the green light, Tamlyns can continue to make your life easier by managing the tender process on your behalf. This involves preparing additional information ahead of construction, such as positioning of sockets and switches, or detailed plans for kitchen and bathroom fittings.

These updated plans will be sent out to a handpicked list of skilled and reliable contractors, ensuring that you get the best deal and the best quality of work available for your budget.

For additional reassurance, our team can also advise you on working with the appointed contractor under a formal building contract.

Construction Supervision

When building work begins, Tamlyns can make sure that your project stays on track by providing a construction supervision service.

We will conduct weekly site visits to check that progress is being made, keeping you in the loop of developments and ensuring that the project meets your expectations in terms of both quality and timescale.

If any problems arise, Tamlyns can act as an intermediary between you and your contractors, working out any potential issues efficiently and effectively.

Our Partners

Tamlyns work closely with the world's leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction.

Book your initial appraisal today

To arrange for one of our team to visit you, call Tamlyns today on 01278 458241, or email our team via dpd@tamlyns.co.uk.
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