in the Merton SW19 area
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Planning Permission for Merton Council
A7 Architects do work closely with the planning officers at the local authority in Merton.
Our team is able to get a heads up, on your project to see if it is easily approvable, on the cusp or restricted.
We have swiftly become London's go to architectural firm for obtaining planning permission approvals for house extensions, new builds, conversions and flats.
If you have been thinking of expanding floor space, adding large areas of natural light or even building on a stretch of land. Fill in our contact form and see how easy it is to turn your dream inspired concepts to reality.
Party Wall Agreement Architects
If you are planning a project which involves works to the Party Wall(a wall shared by two owners of adjoining properties). A7 can guide you swiftly through the agreement process.
It helps for you to be on good terms will all neighbours in close proximity to planned works and not just the ones living next door. Normally Party Wall agreements complete within one month.
Party wall surveyor requirements mainly apply to terraced or semi-detached properties.
Building Regulations / Building Control
The Merton local authority is obliged to make sure that the standard of building work in their borough complies with Building Regulations.
Architect7 have built up communication history with the Building Control Department in the Merton authority such that we already have a precursor to what plans are likely to pass even before the application has been submitted.
Building Control applications are submitted to the council together with a fee. The amount is usually based upon the scale of the build.
The house price market during covid-19
The UK property market has enjoyed a mini boom since reopening after the lockdown and the government’s stamp duty cut is also a catalyst in the buying & selling of properties over the last few months.
House Prices in Merton
Research conducted from our business development team shows us that the average price for property in Merton stands at £633,000 in December, 2021. This is a rise of 1.6% in since December, 2020.
In terms of property types our research indicates that flats in Merton sold for an average of £493,678 and terraced houses for £861,560.
The changing face of our high streets
With more and more retail outlets and high street shops closing, properties are reclaiming the high streets.
High street retail was already on the decline before the pandemic. This has proven by the year on year growths & profits recorded by Amazon alongside the great spurt in online food deliveries.
Also, when we do go out, past high street shoppers are more likely to hit the malls and large shopping complexes like Harrods, Westfields & Bluewater.
What kind of project are you planning?
How long does a planning application take?
Planning permission applications in Merton take 8 weeks to complete at the Merton local planning office.
This is considering that there are little to no revisions, and communication with the local planning officers is kept consistent.
Planning applications often take as long as 13 weeks for unusually large or complex applications. Such as new build block of flats consisting of 14 dwelling.
On rare occasions applications can take over 16 weeks if the application is subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (builds in conservation areas).
New Build Architects
Each building design should have a unique project trail from the background and initial brief through to moodboard and presenting options through to the finished scheme and architecture drawing. London architecture is being tastefully refined by new housing developments. For more detailed information on modern house design.
House Extension Architects near Merton
A house extension is the most popular method of adding space to a your house. The demand for house extensions throughout the UK shows no sign of slowing, and as one of the best residential architects in London and the surrounding area, our team have helped hundreds of clients transform ther living spaces into larger brighter spaces they can be proud of.
We work with RIBA chartered architects who have extensive experience working in the conversion of basements, as well as constructing modern extensions and additional storeys. We work closely with the local Planning Authorities in London and pride ourselves in obtaining all permissions approved on time.
Our comprehensive approach delivers the finest results that are truly individual, transforming your ideas into breathtaking spaces.
Typically, we like to arrange an on-site visit to understand your vision, and get a feel of the space we will be transforming.
We then go back to the drawing board and provide you with a couple of initial draft ideas.
We are confident we can provide you with the experience, insights & professionalism to realise your unique vision.
If this sounds of interest, you can request a free consultation and we will get in touch to discuss your project.
What kind of project are you planning?
The perfect turnkey solution for residential & commercial builds
Contact the team
Architect 7 LTD
20-22 Wenlock Road
Phone:0333 772 7253
Scale the most adventurous design projects with Architect7
A7 Architects are a professional team that will help you realise your ideal dwelling for either residential or commercial purposes.
Client projects range from
- Residential House Conversions & Extensions
- New Build Homes
- Multi build flats
- Bars, clubs & drinking establishments
We examine your options to give you the most appropriate advice and detailed information on costs and timescales.