FAQ’s

Here are some of the common questions asked by our customers. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call us on 020 3673 3333 or email us directly at [email protected].

Do I need Planning permission?

In 2013 the government made changes to planning permission, allowing single storey home extensions to be built with no permission  as long as the size of the proposed extension met current guidelines.

If you require a formal decision as to whether planning permission is required you can submit a certificate of lawfulness.

The publication guide for householders sets out the rules concerning what extensions, improvements and alterations a householder may make to their house and the area around it without the need for an application for planning permission. Such works are known as permitted development.

For more general advice regarding planning permission for householder developments, there are a number of interactive guides on the planning portal.

You can also find out how to view and comment on a planning application and there are a range of planning related factsheets. You can submit a planning application using an online application.

How long does it take to obtain planning permission?

The London borough of Bromley will consider your application within 8 weeks of application.

Will Plans Made Easy submit my planning application if I use your online planning service?

Yes, you will have the option to pay to have your planning application submitted. Plans Made Easy will register as your planning agent and complete all documentation and file your application electronically. All communication from the Local Authority regarding your planning application will be dealt directly by Plans Made Easy.

What are Building Regulations?

The Building Regulations is a statutory instrument enforceable by law, which lays down minimum standards of construction for all types of buildings.

Why should I choose Oakmore Builders?

Operating in London and Kent, Oakmore Builders Ltd have achieved steady growth by completing projects on time and budget and towering over our competitors at every level.

We also have the following accredited contractors:

Electrics: NIC/EIC
Plumbing and Heating: GAS SAFE/ CORGI
UPVC Windows and Doors: FENSA

Are you insured for the work you produce?

Yes, we are fully insured. Our public liability is covered for £10m.

What geographical location do you cover?

Operating mainly in The London borough of Bromley, our focus, time and energy can be easily managed in this particular geographical location, giving exceptional services to our clients throughout your building process.

Can you design my extension?

We offer a full architectural and design service ready for submission to local planning and building control.

Why can you beat any quote?

We pride ourselves on our ability to offer the highest quality work at the most reasonable prices, due to our knowledge and years of experience in the London borough of Bromley. With our experienced quantity surveyors and engineers, we can offer 100% accuracy rates on our estimating, saving you time and money. We don’t just make it up. We analyse your requirements and pin point where to save money.

Do you keep in mind green issues when constructing?

Green issues and the local environment are our deepest concerns, advising and installing the most current energy saving materials and equipment on all of our projects, whilst keeping in strict accordance with British standards and local building control.